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Buccaneers score late to rally past Dolphins

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- The Miami Dolphins' red-zone offense took plenty of snaps during Saturday night's preseason game -- and finally produced a touchdown.

The first-team offense scored its only TD just before halftime on its 17th play inside the Tampa Bay 20, but the Buccaneers scored with 1:03 left in the game to win 17-16.

Miami's starters netted 180 yards while playing the entire first half, their most extensive outing in four preseason games. Ryan Tannehill went 17-of-27 passing for 150 yards and a 4-yard score to Brandon Gibson with 10 seconds left in the half for a 13-10 lead.

The score could have been lopsided in the Dolphins' favor, but Gibson and Brian Hartline dropped potential touchdown passes, and Miami twice settled for short field goals.

The Dolphins fell to 1-3 with one preseason game left. The Bucs improved to 1-2, but their first-team offense sputtered again.

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