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4-6, 4th in NFC South

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Simeon Rice, cornerback Ronde Barber and safety John Lynch have all been named semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Time for Bucs to focus on draft?

Although the Buccaneers have won two in a row, this comes after a five-game losing streak that all but derailed their playoff hopes. FPI projects Tampa Bay to have just a 1 percent chance of qualifying for the postseason. Even landing a top-10 pick appears to be worse than a coin-flip proposition.

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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

This was Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter's announcement Monday that Jameis Winston will not play against the Falcons this week. He also assessed the performance of backup Ryan Fitzpatrick after two games. "My confidence [in Fitzpatrick] is the same," Koetter said. "I'm sure other people's has grown, but Ryan's done exactly what I thought he would do."

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Grading the quarterback play for the Bucs

Be it Jameis Winston or Ryan Fitzpatrick under center, Tampa Bay has generally covered ground efficiently before struggling to get into the end zone.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston's shoulder was re-evaluated today and he is not ready to return, per head coach Dirk Koetter. He is out this week against the Falcons and will be re-evaluated next week.

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Fitzmagic building steam

Buccaneers QB Ryan Fitzpatrick led Tampa Bay to a 30-20 win vs. the Dolphins on Sunday, going 22-for-37 for 275 yards with a pair of touchdown passes, no interceptions and a 100.6 rating. Fitzpatrick is now 2-0 as a Bucs' starter. He also started 2-0 with the Jets in 2015 and the Texans in 2014, but has never reeled off a 3-0 start with any of his previous six teams. Doing so could be a tall order as the Bucs travel to Atlanta next week. (Elias Sports Bureau)

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

It has now been two weeks since Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston was shut down to give the sprained AC joint in his right shoulder a rest. He received a PRP (platelet rich plasma) injection to accelerate healing. The original timetable for Winston's recovery was "at least two weeks" with the notion that doctors would re-evaluate this week.

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Bucs use turnovers to top Dolphins (0:55)

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Warren Sapp was parading around the ground level of Hard Rock Stadium on a scooter that lights up and with a cigar in his mouth. That, ladies and gentlemen, is what football immortality looks like.

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Fitzpatrick throws for 2 TDs, Bucs top Dolphins 30-20

Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 275 yards and two touchdowns, Patrick Murray kicked a 35-yard field goal with four seconds remaining and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers snapped a six-game road slide by topping the penalty-prone Miami Dolphins 30-20 on Sunday.

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NFL asked to look into Darby defense of Jameis

John Clune, an attorney for an Uber driver who is alleging that Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston groped her in 2016, has asked the NFL to look into Ronald Darby's defense of Winston.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dolphins have now outgained the Bucs 374 to 264 yards of total offense. Four takeaways or not -- they've given up a lot of plays today.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs offensive guard Evan Smith has been ruled out for the remainder of today's game with a concussion.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Jay Cutler is being evaluated for a concussion -- that's why Matt Moore is now in for him.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dolphins have now made a quarterback change: Matt Moore has replaced Jay Cutler.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

These four takeaways in the first half against the Dolphins are the most by the Bucs since Week 2 against the Bears. They also had four takeaways against Jay Cutler last year when he was with the Bears. Before that, 2007 against the Redskins.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Four takeaways for the Bucs in the first half against the Dolphins but so many explosives given up too -- the 69-yard run by Damien Williams, the pitch Williams took 24 yards and the 26-yard catch by Kenny Stills. But the key stat -- the Dolphins are 0-3 on third down conversions in the first half, the first time that's happened all year. Their second-best third-down conversion percentage in the first half of a game was last week's 28.6 percent against the Jets.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Injury update: Bucs offensive guard Evan Smith is currently being evaluated for a concussion. The Bucs have good depth there with Kevin Pamphile, who often rotates with Smith at left guard.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Patrick Murray's 42-yard field goal attempt is no good, sailing wide right. That was just Murray's second miss of the season. His other miss was a 54-yard field goal attempt in New Orleans two weeks ago.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Robert McClain notches the third interception for the Bucs' defense today. That wasn't on Jay Cutler though. The ball bounced out of DeVante Parker's hands. This is Cutler's first multi-interception game of the season.

Team Stats

Passing Yards263.04th
Rushing Yards79.830th
Points For20.322nd
Points Against22.817th