Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

NFL Thursday night football preview: Miami Dolphins at Carolina Panthers

Dolphins (4-5)

at Panthers (4-5)

When: 8:20 tonight

TV/radio: NFL Network; 1010-AM

Line: Panthers by 3

The scoop: The Dolphins go on the road without their biggest offensive weapon: RB Ronnie Brown is out for the season with a foot injury. Brown has accounted for more than a quarter of Miami's total yardage and keyed its wildcat formation that has led to so many big plays. Meanwhile, this is not the same Carolina team that started 0-3. QB Jake Delhomme has managed to avoid an interception in three straight games after throwing 13 in his first six.

Holder's pick: Panthers 24, Dolphins 17

Stephen F. Holder,

Times staff writer

NFL Thursday night football preview: Miami Dolphins at Carolina Panthers 11/18/09 [Last modified: Monday, November 7, 2011 5:46pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Jones: Rather than criticizing anthem protests, we should be asking about the reasons for them

    Bucs

    MINNEAPOLIS — They are football players. They are teammates. They are Tampa Bay Bucs.

    Bucs wide receivers Mike Evans (13) and DeSean Jackson (11) kneel during the national anthem. [LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times]
  2. Bucs journal: Game gets away when offense has slow start

    Bucs

    MINNEAPOLIS — While the Bucs defense struggled to handle multiple starters out with injury, Tampa Bay's offense had no such excuse in struggling to score three points in the first half of a 34-17 loss at the Vikings.

    Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes (29) breaks up a pass to Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans (13) during the second half. [LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times]
  3. Rays up next: at Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, New York

    The Heater

    Today: Off

    Up next: at Yankees, 7:10 Tuesday, Yankee Stadium

  4. Here kitty, kitty ...

    Blogs

    In a toned down version of the annual rookie dress-up day based on MLB's new anti-hazing policy, Rays rookie players and staff - plus second-year LHP Blake Snell - donned DJ Kitty onesies for the trip to New York.

    Rays rookie players and staff - joined here by Alex Colome - sporting their DJ Kitty onesies before the flight to New York.
  5. Lightning's Nikita Kucherov has a lot to say — about moving on to a much better season

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — Nikita Kucherov sits back in his stall and smiles.

    Laughs a little, too.

    Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) prepares for a faceoff during the first period of Friday's  (9/22/17) preseason game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Nashville Predators at Amalie Arena in Tampa.