TB
Tampa Bay (10-6-0)
Buccaneers
TB
10-6-0
TB
34
FINAL
21
MIA
Miami (5-11-0)
Dolphins
MIA
5-11-0
MIA

Miami, FL- Despite some early turnover woes, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense proved to be too much for the Miami Dolphins

Deshaun Watson’s debut as a member of the Bucs was nearly spoiled by his uncharacteristic 4 interceptions. Once he settled in he was the dual-threat quarterback Tampa Bay knew they’d get when they signed him this past offseason. Watson finished the game with a completion percentage of 50% (13/26), threw for 156 yards, sacked three times but managed to salvage his day with 2 key touchdown passes. 


Bucs HB Corey Clement had an outstanding game as he rushed for 186 yards on 14 attempts, had the game’s longest run when he broke free for a 77-yard touchdown, scored 2 touchdowns, the final one ended up as the game-winning touchdown. “I felt great out there, once we settled in the guys up front started to create holes for me and all I had to do was make sure I found them,” said Clement in his post-game interview “It’s just one game but it’s one we can build upon as we go forward this season.” 

For the Dolphins the only bright spot was the play of Matthew Stafford. The ex Detroit Lions‘ QB completed 29 of 39 passes, threw for 305 yards, 1 touchdown and was intercepted three times. 

Next Up

The Buccaneers will head back to Florida for their home opener next week against the New England Patriots

The Dolphins will remain at home and they’ll try to redeem themselves next week as they take on their division rivals, the Buffalo Bills.

TEAM STATS

Penalties
1 3
Penalty yards
10 39
Total first downs
12 18
3rd down efficiency
5 - 8 , 62.5% 3 - 8 , 37.5%
4th down effiency
0 - 0 , 0.0% 1 - 1 , 100.0%
2 point conversion
0 - 0 , 0.0% 1 - 1 , 100.0%
Trips to red zone
4 5
Red zone touchdowns
2 2
Red zone field goals
2 1
Red zone efficiency
100.0% 60.0%
Defensive sacks
0 3
Defensive forced fumbles
1 0
Defensive F.F. recovered
1 0

Stats

AWAY STATS
HOME STATS
Passing
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Player
qbr
com/att
pct
yds
lng
td
int
sck
D.Watson 54.8 13 / 26 50.0 156 35 2 4 3
Rushing
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Player
att
yds
lng
td
avg
big
yac
C.Clement 14 186 77 2 13.3 2 16
W.Foster 4 20 15 0 5.0 0 3
Receiving
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Player
rec
yds
avg
td
yac
lng
drop
C.Godwin 5 69 13.8 1 6 29 0
K.Beckham 2 43 21.5 1 21 35 0
M.Evans 3 36 12.0 0 4 22 0
O.Howard 2 5 2.5 0 0 6 0
W.Foster 1 3 3.0 0 5 3 0
Defense
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Player
tckl
sck
pdef
int
int yds
td
ff
ffr
J.Whitehead 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
C.Davis III 2 0.0 4 0 0 0 1 0
D.Hightower 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
E.Todd 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
D.White 2 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0
S.Murphy-Bunting 2 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0
J.Dean 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
M.Ingram III 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
L.David 3 0.0 0 1 8 0 0 0
S.Barrett 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1
M.Edwards 5 0.0 0 1 29 0 0 0
Kicking
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Player
fg
fg pct
lng
xp
xp pct
50+
50+ pct
M.Gay 2 / 2 100.0 29 4 / 4 100.0 0 / 0 0.0
Punting
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Player
punts
yds
avg
tb
in20
lng
blk
R.Dixon 1 50 46.0 0 0 50 0