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Florida NFL Recap: Two wins and a close loss

Florida NFL teams played hard this weekend – The Miami Dolphins won big against the Houston Texans, The Jacksonville Jaguars took on Bills in London, and the Tampa Bay Bucs suffered a last minute loss to Washington.

The Dolphins made a winner of interim head coach Dan Campbell in a lopsided win over Houston at home.  Miami blew the Texans away as they led 41-0 through the first half as Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill completed 18 consecutive passes in the game, establishing an NFL record when you combine completions from his last game.

“I feel like we came out far in our offense and defense…a lot of that has to do with coach Campbell and the way he is approaching things right now and that transfers over to the team,” Tannehill said.

Jarvis Landry looked impressive for Miami as he scored on a 50-yard catch and run. He also caught a 10-yard touchdown pass from Tannehill. The Texans scored four touchdowns in the second half, but it was too little too late in a Miami 44-26 win.

The Jacksonville Jaguars got their second win of the season at Wembley Stadium in London. They rallied for a 34-31 win against the Buffalo Bills. The Jags showed strong defense in the first half, and quarterback Blake Bortles threw a 31-yard winning touchdown pass to Allen Hurns in the last few minutes of the game.

“It was a great atmosphere to play in…I thought the guys did a really good job. It kind of showed the personality of this team,” Bortles said.

The Tampa Bay Bucs were not so fortunate as the Washington Redskins took victory in the last 24 seconds. Tampa Bay had a 24-0 lead in the second quarter but Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins rallied his team to a win with three touchdown passes in the second half, two to former Gator Jordan Reed.

Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston says the team has to work on a strong finish, not just a strong start to a game.

“We started fast this game, now we have to finish. So, this is something that we obviously have to go over when we get back,” Winston said.

This week, The Dolphins (3-3) face the Patriots (6-0) Thursday at 8:25 PM. Sunday, The Bucs (2-4) play the Falcons (6-1) at 1:00 PM and the Jaguars (2-5) have a bye week.

 

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