What does Madden think? preseason week 2 – Dolphins at Buccaneers
By Lee Tyers
It’s the second of our Madden simulated games, featuring the Miami Dolphins against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Will Ryan Fitzpatrick have a happy homecoming?
Our Madden 20 coached Tampa Bay Buccaneers head into their first home preseason game with a 1-0 record after last weeks big win in Pittsburgh. This time it’s the return to Raymond James Stadium of a familiar face in quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who was a huge part of the Buccaneers just one season ago.
The Dolphins have been practicing in the heat with the Bucs in Tampa this past week so the teams should know each other well. Lets the hope the Buccaneers have kept some surprises in store for Miami.
The Buccaneers win the toss and elect to receive the ball first. Return man Bobo Wilson brings the ball out to the 34 yard line to start the offense. On the very first play, Jameis Winston hands off to running back Peyton Barber for a huge 60 yard run down the left of the field.
Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard knocks him out of bounds at the six yard line. A second handoff to Barber loses two yards as defensive tackle Davon Godchaux takes the running back down straight after the handoff from Jameis.
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A second down run from Ronald Jones goes nowhere, before a third down pass from Winston gets batted down before it reaches tight end Cameron Brate in the endzone. Matt Gay hits an easy field goal to put Tampa Bay up by three points. Ryan Fitzpatrick leads the Dolphins out on the field for their first drive.
A quick pass from Fitz to Dolphins tight end Dwayne Allen only gets a yard as he is taken down by 2019 first round pick Devin White. Lavonte David steps up for the Buccaneers to bring down the next run play by Miami running back Kenyan Drake. Third down for the Dolphins is also unproductive as Drake is again stopped, this time by Ndamukong Suh.
The second offensive drive for Tampa Bay ends with another field goal by Matt Gay following some small gains by Peyton Barber and two incomplete passes by Jameis Winston. Following the Buccaneer kickoff, Tampa Bay safety Jordan Whitehead intercepts Ryan Fitzpatricks first pass to give the ball back to the Bucs. Tampa start at Miami’s 10 yard line.
A quick screen pass to Andre Ellington seals the first touchdown of the game and another solid extra point for Matt Gay. One more offensive drive for each of the two teams takes us to the end of the quarter.
End of first quarter – Dolphins 0 – Buccaneers 13