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TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (1-7) AT MIAMI DOLPHINS (3-5)

SERIES

 

BUCCANEERS

DOLPHINS

SERIES LEADER

Series tied, 4-4

STREAKS

Past 3

COACHES VS. OPP.

Morris: 0-0

Sparano: 0-0

LAST WEEK

W 38-28 vs. Packers

L 27-17 at Patriots

LAST GAME

10/16/05: Dolphins 13 at Buccaneers 27.  Tampa Bay RB Michael Pittman carries 15 times for 127 yards, including 57-yard TD run.  Bucs CB Will Allen adds 33-yard FR-TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/10/00: Buccaneers 16, Dolphins 13.  Tampa Bay K Martin Gramatica connects on 2 FGs in 4th quarter to lift Buccaneers to victory.

BROADCAST

FOX (1:00 PM ET): Ron Pitts, John Lynch, Laura Okmin (Field reporter).  SIRIUS: 158 (TB), 125 (Mia.).  XM: 102 (Mia.). 

STATS

PASSING

Freeman (R): 16-35-221-3-1-83.2

Henne: 93-158-990-4-3-77.8

RUSHING

Williams: 92-366-4.0-2

R. Brown: 135-566-4.2-7 (T2C)

RECEIVING

Winslow (TE): 35-352-10.1-5

Bess: 36-262-7.3-0

OFFENSE

273.1

309.0

TAKE/GIVE

0

-1

DEFENSE

379.9

341.4

SACKS

Wilkerson: 5.5

Taylor: 5.5

INTs

Talib: 5 (T3L)

V. Davis (R): 2

PUNTING

D. Johnson: 41.4

Fields: 45.8

KICKING

Barth: 6 (3/3 PAT; 1/2 FG)

Carpenter: 55 (22/22 PAT; 11/12 FG)

NOTES

BUCCANEERS:  QB JOSH FREEMAN made 1st NFL start last week & threw 3 TDs in TB victory...Team is 10-0 when RB CADILLAC WILLIAMS has 22+ carries.  RB DERRICK WARD had TD catch last week & posted 54 receiving yards...WR ANTONIO BRYANT has rec. TD in 3 of past 4 vs. AFC.  Has 19 catches for 370 yards (92.5 per game) & 3 TDs in past 4 vs. AFC.  Is 1 of 4 active players with 5,000+ yards to average 15+ yards per catch (15.2).  Since 2006, TE KELLEN WINSLOW ranks 3rd among TEs with 249 catches.  Had 5 catches for 90 yards (18.0 avg.) in last meeting vs. Mia.  Rookie WR SAMMIE STROUGHTER had game-winning TD catch in 4th quarter last week...Defense has 197 INTs since 2000, 2nd most in NFL.  S TANARD JACKSON aims for 4th in row with INT.  Has 3 INTs in past 3, incl. 2 INT-TDs.  Had 35-yard INT-TD last week.  CB RONDE BARBER had 31-yard TD off blocked punt by LB GENO HAYES.  Barber has 13 career return TDs.  Is 1 of 4 players all-time with 20+ sacks (24) & 30+ INTs (37).  CB AQIB TALIB has 5 INTs in past 5...

DOLPHINS:  Club has won 2 of past 3 against NFC at home...In 3 career starts at home, QB CHAD HENNE is 2-1 & has completed 52 of 84 passes (61.9 pct.) for 567 yards with 3 TDs vs. 2 INTs & 83.8 passer rating...RB RONNIE BROWN has 4 TDs in past 6 against NFC.  Brown is tied for 4th in NFL with 7 rush TDs & needs 4 to surpass career-high of 10 in '08.  RB RICKY WILLIAMS averages 5.4 yards per carry in '09 (85 att., 456 yards).  Williams has 4 rush TDs in past 3...Since '08, WR DAVONE BESS leads team w/90 receptions...TE JOEY HAYNOS aims for 3rd consecutive game w/ TD reception for 1st time in career...LB JOEY PORTER has 7 sacks in 3 career games against Buccaneers...Rookie CB VONTAE DAVIS (Round 1, Illinois) is tied for 2nd among rookies w/2 INTs...DE RANDY STARKS has at least 0.5 sack in 5 consecutive games.  Needs 0.5 sack to surpass career-high of 4.5 as rookie in '04...KR-WR TED GINN JR.  leads NFL w/32.6 KR avg. & is tied for league-high w/2 KR-TDs (PERCY HARVIN).