The first preseason game usually features the started in a limited role and we may see just that. The change here from a year ago would be quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick getting the start down in Miami in preparation for the season. We may see the veteran quarterback play into the second quarter with Jameis Winston coming in behind him.
There will be a lot of eyes on several players where fans and media have been anxiously awaiting to see play in a game. Newcomers Jason Pierre-Paul, Vinny Curry, Ryan Jensen, and others will have a lot of eyes on them. Rookies Ronald Jones II, Carlton Davis, and Justin Watson will be among the rookies where we’ll be curiously watching. But this is where many bubble players can begin making an impression.
Game time: 7:00pm ET
Location: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL
Weather: 85˚F, Possible Thunderstorms
TV: WFLA (NBC/8 - Tampa)
Announcers: Chris Myers, Ronde Barber
NFL Network Replay: Saturday at 6:30am ET; Tuesday at 4:00am
Odds: Dolphins -1.5 | O/U: 34
All-time record: Buccaneers 6-5 (Regular Season)
Most recent regular season meeting: Buccaneers 30-20 at Miami (Week 11 2017)
Streak: Buccaneers 2 wins (2013, 2017); Buccaneers 5 of last 6
Most recent preseason meeting: Buccaneers 22-17 at Miami (PS Week 4 2015)
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