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Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Miami Dolphins: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis

Kristopher Knox@@kris_knoxFeatured ColumnistSeptember 3, 2015

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - SEPTEMBER 03:  Seth Lobato
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers managed to rebound from last week's blowout loss even without the help of rookie quarterback Jameis Winston. A scrappy and opportunistic Tampa defense came away with four interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown. 

A safety, a special teams fumble recovery and two long field goals from newly acquired kicker Kyle Brindza added to the cause, as the Buccaneers bested the Miami Dolphins 22-17. 

Miami did show some promise early. Rookie wideout DeVante Parker made his NFL debut and rookie running back Jay Ajayi racked up more than 100 yards of offense before leaving with a chest injury. However, quarterback Josh Freeman squandered two scoring opportunities by throwing picks to end the game.

In the end, the turnovers were just too much for Miami to overcome.