Can the Tampa Bay Buccaneers get their first win of the season, without Doug Martin? At 0-8 things look bleak, but a very competitive effort in Seattle last week should give the fans and the team some confidence and hope going into a significantly easier matchup. If they can just manage to finish a game, maybe they could win.
Meanwhile, the Dolphins really want to put the Richie Incognito/Jonathan Martin mess behind them. A black mark on the organization, which was struggling anyway. Can they get a win and make the world forget about their struggles a little, or are they going to have to sit through a night of Dolphins-bashing and a loss, as well?
We have everything you need to know to watch the game right here.
Game time: 8:40 PM ET
Location: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Fla.
TV Channel: ESPN
Announcers: Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden
Odds: Dolphins -3
Buccaneers Injury Report: G Carl Nicks OUT, WR Chris Owusu DOUBTFUL
Dolphins Injury Report: CB Dimitri Patterson OUT; CB Don Jones, LB Jason Trusnik, DE Cameron Wake QUESTIONABLE
Let's recap some of the storylines over the past week.
Jonathan Martin was bullied by Richie Incognito, or maybe it wasn't bullying -- but whatever it was, neither of them is playing and there's a massive distraction in Miami right now. The Phinsider has a ton of coverage on that case, with everything collected in one handy spot.
Doug Martin looked like he could maybe play early in the week, but he landed on injured reserve not much later with a torn labrum. The Bucs now turn to rookie Mike James as their feature back.
Warren Sapp enters the Ring of Honor on Monday. Keyshawn Johnson and Chidi Ahanotu accused him of being a bully, and then he, Stephen White and Booger McFarland denied it. Asshole? Sure. Bully? Not according to White and Booger. Some petty fighting ahead of what should be a great night for one of the best Buccaneers ever.
Will Mike Glennon turn into a franchise quarterback? He'll get a national stage to show his stuff, but Gur wasn't too happy with what he saw against the Seattle Seahawks last week. If he can improve, he could be great -- but that doesn't seem too likely at this point.
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