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Bucs-Dolphins: What they're saying, numbers

The poll

Will the Bucs become only the second NFL team to go 0-16?

Yes, the Bucs will go 0-16: 48 percent

No, they'll win at least one game: 42 percent

They'll go undefeated in their next eight games, Greg Schiano gets mentioned for coach of the year. True believers' faith is redeemed: 10 percent

Total: 2,669 votes

By the numbers

4-5 Record for the Bucs against the Dolphins.

4 Points needed by Bucs K Rian Lindell to become only the sixth active player with 1,300.

15.5 Bucs' points per game, second worst in the NFL.

35 Sacks against the Dolphins' Ryan Tannehill this season, most in the NFL.

157 Rushing yards for the Dolphins in their previous game, a season high.

What they're saying

Anyone who thought the never-ending controversy would sink the Dolphins' season might be surprised. In fact, this seems to have the opposite effect emotionally. I've never seen a locker room so united in anger over an issue.

Dave Hyde South Florida Sun Sentinel

It is a franchise nightmare. It's impossible to say how it will affect the team's performance here, but I'd guess not favorably. The game is ripe for Tampa to get off the schneid.

Greg Cote Miami Herald

The picks

Well, at least the winless Bucs don't have to worry about the Monday Night Football crew talking endlessly about Greg Schiano's controversial coaching style and the team's messy split with Josh Freeman. Miami's Jonathan Martin-Richie Incognito bullying controversy has drowned out the Freeman saga in tidal wave fashion. After the overtime win against Cincinnati stopped their free fall, the Dolphins need this game to stay on the right side of .500 and give themselves a chance to move past the tumult. Dolphins, 20-14.

Don Banks Sports Illustrated

This game is shrouded in controversy for both teams, especially Miami. Can they overcome the Jonathan Martin-Richie Incognito situation? Will it pull them together? The Bucs looked good at Seattle last week, which means they haven't quit on their coach. I say they show up here and find a way. Bucs, 21-20.

Pete Prisco CBS Sports

The Dolphins already have won a game since the Jonathan Martin situation began to unfold. Like the 2007 Patriots post-Spygate, the situation could pull the team together in an us-against-the-world approach. It's fitting that a team like Tampa gets a crack at Miami when it's dealing with as big a mess as any that Greg Schiano and company have faced this year. Bucs, 20-14.

Mike Florio Pro Football Talk

Dare we take Bucs for first win? NAH. Dolphins, 23-21.

Barry Wilner Associated Press

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12 Week 13 Week 14 Week 15 Week 16 Week 17

Jets 18, Bucs 17


Saints 16, Bucs 14


Patriots 23, Bucs 3


Cards 13, Bucs 10


Eagles 31, Bucs 20


Falcons 31, Bucs 23


Panthers 31, Bucs 13


'Hawks 27, Bucs 24 OT



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Bucs vs. Dolphins

8:40 tonight, Raymond James Stadium

TV/radio: ESPN, Ch. 32; 620-AM, 103.5-FM, 95.3-FM

Line/over-under: Dolphins by 2; 41

Bucs-Dolphins: What they're saying, numbers 11/10/13 [Last modified: Sunday, November 10, 2013 8:23pm]
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