A couple of Florida teams will take the field on Saturday night, as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers travel a few hours south to take on the Miami Dolphins. These two teams will get underway at 7:30pm ET.
Sat., Aug. 24th, 2013 @ 7:30pm ET
Sun Life Stadium, Miami, FL
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Dolphins by 3 ~ 40 o/u @ BetOnline
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The Buccaneers will try to continue to find a way to improve in the passing game and get Josh Freeman going. This is the season that many Bucs fans hope is the one that Freeman takes that next step to being a top-tier quarterback in the league. The problem is that in the division he has three very good quarterbacks to contend with in Drew Brees, Matt Ryan, and Cam Newton.
A couple of things to look for in this third preseason game for Tampa Bay should include how many times they run versus pass on offense. Will they lean heavy on the run game, or will they let Freeman air it out a bit. This should be the last game we see Freeman and the starters in for Tampa Bay.
Miami is actually playing its fourth preseason game, because they started the week prior with the Hall of Fame game. The Dolphins appear to be the No.1 contender in the AFC East to New England, though Buffalo had showed signs of moving forward with E.J. Manuel and C.J. Spiller.
The Dolphins suffered a big blow with tight end Dustin Keller tearing his ACL and will be out for the season.
Miami is now charged with the task of supplementing the production that Keller was going to give the team this season.