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NFL Week One Recap For Florida Teams

With just the Monday night games left, week one of the NFL season is in the books.

The Jacksonville Jaguars were locked in a battle with the Minnesota Vikings, eventually leading to overtime. Blaine Gabbert threw a touchdown pass to Cecil Shorts to claim a three point lead late but Vikings kicker Blair Walsh knocked in a 55 yard field goal to send the game into overtime.

The Vikings scored first hitting a 38 yard field goal, but under the new playoff rules the Jags had a chance to respond. The Jags ran four plays, ending the game on an incompletion to Laurent Robinson and the Jags lose in overtime.

Meanwhile in Tampa Bay, the Bucs got a W over the Carolina Panthers 16-10. Tampa’s only TD of the game came on a six yard pass to Mike Williams, while Carolina’s only trip to pay dirt was on a 33 yard Cameron Newton pass to Brandon LaFell. The Bucs got two turnovers, both Newton interceptions, while they gave up none. Bucs rookie RB Doug Martin had a strong debut, racking up 95 yards on 24 carries.

Bucs QB Josh Freeman says it was great to get their first win under new head coach Greg Schiano.

The Panthers had just 10 rushing yards on 13 attempts, and Bucs safety Ronde Barber says that means they did their job.

The Miami Dolphins were in a tight battle with the Houston Texans for a quarter.  After falling behind 3-0 in the first, the Texans opened up with a 24 point second quarter led by two Arian Foster TDs. Houston followed that up with a 14 yard TD grab by wide receiver Andre Johnson.

On the Dolphins side of the ball, rookie QB Ryan Tannehill went 20/36 racking up 219 yards with three interceptions and starting running back Reggie Bush getting 70 yards of his own. Tailback Daniel Thomas was forced to leave the game with a possible concussion.

 

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