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Dolphins-Buccaneers Capsule

By The Associated Press
    2013-11-07 15:24

MIAMI (4-4) at TAMPA BAY(0-8)

8:40 p.m. ET, ESPN

OPENING LINE - Dolphins by 3 1/2.

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Miami 4-4, Tampa Bay 2-6.

SERIES RECORD - Dolphins lead 5-4.

LAST MEETING - Dolphins won 25-23 on Nov. 15, 2009.

LAST WEEK - Dolphins beat Bengals 22-20, OT; Buccaneers lost to Seahawks 27-24, OT.

AP PRO32 RANKING - Dolphins No. 18, Buccaneers No. 31.

DOLPHINS OFFENSE - OVERALL (28), RUSH (22), PASS (21)

DOLPHINS DEFENSE - OVERALL (23), RUSH (21), PASS (22)

BUCCANEERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (31), RUSH (18), PASS (31)

BUCCANEERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (17), RUSH (13), PASS (15)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Only the 10th regular season meeting between the teams that face each other annually during the preseason. Dolphins won four of first five, but Bucs have taken three of past four. Series began in 1976, Tampa Bay's inaugural season, with Miami winning 23-20 on a last-minute field goal. It was the closest the Bucs came to winning during an 0-14 season. ... Bucs have been dealing with distractions all season, ranging from messy handling of the benching and release of quarterback Josh Freeman to outbreak of MRSA infections in locker room to speculation about future of coach Greg Schiano. However, Miami arrives with fresh issue with NFL looking into accusations that offensive lineman Jonathan Martin was victim of bullying within team. ... Dolphins snapped three-game skid with overtime win over Cincinnati last week. DE Cameron Wake led the way with three sacks, the last in OT for game-winning safety. ... Miami RB Lamar Miller is coming off first career 100-yard rushing performance. ... Dolphins WR Mike Wallace had three receptions for 100 yards, two touchdowns in only previous game vs. Tampa Bay, with Pittsburgh in 2010. ... Miami has 11 interceptions through eight games, one more than all of last season. ... Tampa Bay has lost four games in final 89 seconds of regulation or overtime. Blew 21-0 lead before falling to Seahawks in OT last week. ... Bucs rookie QB Mike Glennon is 0-5, but has thrown for five TDs and no interceptions in last three games. Past 141 passing attempts, no picks. ... Bucs RB Doug Martin still sidelined by shoulder injury. Rookie Mike James made second start vs. Seattle last week, gaining 158 yards and throwing a TD pass. ... Tampa Bay CB Darrelle Revis has four career interceptions vs. Dolphins.

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