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Bengals beat Buccaneers in pre-season opener

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Ryan Fitzpatrick made a good initial impression with Tampa Bay. The rest was so-so. Fitzpatrick completed his first series with a 6-yard touchdown run before the Cincinnati Bengals pulled away to a 23-12 victory over the Buccaneers on Friday night.

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After Ryan Fitzpatrick signing, Bucs fans wish good health for Jameis Winston

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a new back-up quarterback. By signing Ryan Fitzpatrick to a one-year, $3 million deal (plus incentives), Tampa Bay fills the void left by Mike Glennon’s departure to the Chicago Bears. The good news is the Bucs are free from a problem that faces other franchises from time-to-time when training camps begin. The words “quarterback controversy” will not be spoken or written when training camp begins in two months. Unless a pre-season injury says otherwise, Jameis…

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Buccaneers sign Ryan Fitzpatrick as Jameis Winston’s backup

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers agreed to terms Friday on a one-year contract with quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick as a veteran backup to Jameis Winston. Fitzpatrick spent the last two seasons with the New York Jets, who allowed the quarterback’s contract to expire in February, making him a free agent. The Buccaneers also announced that they waived quarterback Sean Renfree to make room for Fitzpatrick. Financial terms were not immediately available. ESPN and NFL Network reported that the one-year deal is worth…

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Dolphins clinch winning season; keep playoff hopes alive

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For the first time since 2008 the Miami Dolphins will finish the regular season with a winning record. That welcome development was assured after the Dolphins drubbed the New York Jets 34-13 in East Rutherford, New Jersey on Saturday night. By improving their record to 9-5, Miami also stayed in the playoff hunt in the AFC. The Jets made a game of it for a half, trailing only 13-10 at intermission, but Miami put up three touchdowns in the third…

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Dolphins take advantage of kickoff mulligan to beat Jets

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Special teams giveth. Special teams taketh away. That clearly summarizes Sunday’s game between the Miami Dolphins and the New York Jets. When the clock ticked down to zero, the Dolphins had a 27-23 victory. Successful teams can score, and win, many different ways. In addition to generating scoring drives, the good teams take advantage of turnovers and opportunities. Both teams did this, but it was Miami who had the last chance and the last laugh. With Miami ahead 20-16 and…

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Different time zone, same result: Jets bomb Dolphins

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The last time the Miami Dolphins saw the New York Jets, they were in London playing a division game five time zones away from home. On Sunday, Miami looked like they were still in London while the Jets showed up to play in New Jersey’s Met Life Stadium. New York dominated Miami 38-20 on Sunday, dominating the scoreboard and the stat sheet. New York controlled the game from start to finish as they improved to 6-5. The Dolphins slipped to…

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