Finally a fun game to watch again for Tampa Bay fans, at least in the first half. Our defense played well, again, in the first half against Miami’s Quarterback Jay Cutler, forcing him to throw three Interceptions. We contained the run, as well, except for one 69 Yard run early in the game by Damian Williams. Other than that, Miami gained only 14 yards on the ground on 18 carries. Cutler was taken out of the game at halftime and Matt Moore took over. He played a lot better, was even able to tie the game late in the fourth quarter, where Tampa got lucky because the referees did not call a safety on a play that should have been one, since Fitzpatrick was clearly pushed back into his own end zone by his teammate. Fortunately, the refs stuck with the call even after reviewing the play. The ensuing Touchdown could potentially have given the Dolphins the lead.
Fitzpatrick did ok. It felt good to have Mike Evans back and see OJ Howard have a great game and add versatility to our offense. Our running game was abysmal once again. The Dolphins gave this game away by committing what felt like at least 20 penalties. But hey, a win’s a win.
Next up is an important matchup at Atlanta. A very tough divisional matchup, which might be the very last chance to save this season.