The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got off to a bad start in the first quarter, but made up for it with a pretty decent second period. That was highlighted by Gerald McCoy, because who else is going to make a play on this team? With the Dolphins trying to advance the ball out of their own side of the field, McCoy blew by the right guard, sacked Ryan Tannehill, forced a fumble, and Michael Johnson picked it up and ran it into the redzone.
A few plays later, Josh McCown finished that drive and his appearance in the game with a touchdown pass to Vincent Jackson. Good look for the veteran, who had a much better second preseason game, helped by an offensive line that was not a complete disaster this time.
Mike Glennon did pretty good as well, but he got robbed by Mike Evans who first managed to evade a tackle and run to the goal-line for 42 yards -- before fumbling the ball out of the endzone for a touchback. Rookie nerves, I guess.
Somehow, though, that wasn't enough: Matt Moore led the Dolphins down the field in a two-minute drive with very little resistance from the Bucs' second-string defense. To be fair, that second-string defense was mostly manned by third-string defensive backs, but it's still not a very good look.
Here's your third quarter open thread!