Buccaneers Capture First Win, NFL News

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Published on November 12 2013 11:26 am
Last Updated on November 12 2013 11:26 am
Written by Millie Lange

Buccaneers Capture First Win By Sinking Dolphins

(Tampa, FL) -- The Buccaneers are finally in the win column after a 22-19 victory over the Dolphins at Raymond James Stadium on "Monday Night Football." The victory is Tampa Bay's first of the year, moving the Bucs to 1-8. Buccaneers wide receiver Tiquan Underwood says it was great to finally have a win.

Mike Glennon threw for 139 yards with a touchdown and interception while Brian Leonard ran for 57 yards in relief of Mike James, who ran for 41 yards but was carted off after suffering an injury. Bobby Rainey added 45 yards on the ground with a touchdown for the Bucs, who held Miami to two rushing yards. Ryan Tannehill tossed a pair of touchdowns to Rishard Matthews and finished with 229 yards and an interception. Matthews had 11 grabs for 120 yards for the Fins, who fell to 4-5. The Dolphins were playing for the first time since news of the controversial hazing scandal surrounding suspended lineman Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin broke.

 

MRI Reveals No New Ankle Damage For Broncos' Manning

(Englewood, CO) -- The Denver Broncos are breathing a sigh of relief over quarterback Peyton Manning. MRI results on Manning's right ankle Monday revealed no additional damage to the high ankle sprain he was already dealing with. Interim head coach Jack Del Rio says Manning will play this Sunday.

The 37-year-old signal-caller was hobbled when he took a hit to the legs late in Sunday's win over San Diego. The Broncos have a huge Sunday night showdown with AFC West rival Kansas City coming up. Denver is 8-1 on the season, one game behind the 9-0 Chiefs.

 

Bears' Cutler Week-To-Week, Tillman On IR

(Lake Forest, IL) -- Chicago Bears starting quarterback Jay Cutler is back on the shelf.  He is considered week-to-week with a high ankle sprain suffered in Sunday's 21-19 home loss to Detroit. Head coach Marc Trestman says Cutler would have been good to go for this Sunday if he hadn't hurt his ankle against the Lions.

Instead Cutler will miss Chicago's game against Baltimore. Cutler had been cleared to play this past Sunday after missing the Bears' Week Nine game against Green Bay with a groin injury that was expected to sideline him for a minimum of four weeks. Chicago has also placed cornerback Charles Tillman on injured reserve with a designation to return. Tillman suffered a triceps injury on Sunday. The Bears would have to make the playoffs for him to play again this season.

 

Dolphins Owner To Meet With Jonathan Martin

(Tampa, FL) -- Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is set to meet with embattled offensive lineman Jonathan Martin Wednesday. Martin left the team over a week ago, saying he was emotionally distraught over being bullied by teammates. Ross said he was "appalled" by some of the revelations in the case.

 

Monday, November 11 Scoreboard

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers 22, Miami Dolphins 19