The Monday Night Football matchup for Week 10 of the season on ESPN is a bit of a dud with the Miami Dolphins and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and after the firestorm going on in Miami, the team will be happy to get down to football and the game will be starting up at 8:30 pm from Raymond James Stadium and live streaming online on the WatchESPN website.
The Buccaneers have not been able to put things together for a win this season, but they came close last week against the Seattle Seahawks on the road, losing in overtime and now they will face a team that is coming off of an overtime win. The state of Florida has not had much success this season, but the Jaguars won on Sunday and it might be time now for the Bucs to finally snap their winless streak and that could come at a terrible time for the Miami Dolphins, as Jonathan Martin and the bullying scandal has enveloped the entire organization. The Dolphins look terrible as an organization and the Buccaneers have not looked great this season either and now after starting 3-0, the team will try to continue winning after snapping a four game losing streak against the Bengals and that game came in overtime in Miami. The team now faces the winless Buccaneers on the road at Raymond James Stadium starting up live on ESPN.
The Dolphins come into the game playing mediocre on most fronts and Ryan Tannehill has not had much of a chance to have time to throw all season, as the team is giving up a ton of sacks and they are passing for just over 200 yards per game, ranking 20th in the NFL. The running game has not been consistent and has averaged 97 yards per game and Lamar Miller will try and give another solid performance after rushing for 105 yards last season and now on defense the team is ranked 25th and 22nd in passing and rushing yards per game and they now face a defense that has not been able to stop much all season. The Buccaneers have been better against the run, but they have been giving up too much through the air and now they face a front line that will be missing two starters with the Martin and Incognito situation.
The Buccaneers have had their own issues at quarterback and now it's Mike Glennon's show and while the team has not played well and he has looked shaky at times, he has also come through in some spots as a rookie and even with Mike Williams and Doug Martin out, the team has a chance against the Dolphins. The Miami organization is under the microscope and if there was a good time for the Buccaneers to steal a win, now is that moment. The closest the team came was against the Seahawks last week in overtime and that came after losses against division rivals in the Carolina Panthers and the Atlanta Hawks. The team has not lost to a number of good teams, including the Seahawks, Saints and Patriots and now they face another tough stretch coming in the back half of the season.
Doug Martin is done for the year and young star Mike James has been very solid since coming in for him, rushing for 158 yards last week and he should get the ball plenty on Monday, as Miami has not been very strong against the run. James has been working well as a receiver coming out of the backfield for Glennon and after playing against the Miami Dolphins on Monday night football, they will have the Atlanta Falcons at home before hitting the road for two straight games, including against the Carolina Panthers and that team has been very tough and they could sneak into the division race. The team then has games at home against the Buffalo Bills and the San Francisco 49ers and then the team heads on the road for the final two games with the St. Louis Rams and the New Orleans Saints. The game on Monday will start up at 8:30 pm between the Miami Dolphins and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.