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Buccaneers defeat Dolphins, 22-19, for first win of season

TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Bay's status as the NFL's only winless team didn't last long.

Rookie Mike Glennon threw a one-yard touchdown pass to tackle Donald Penn and led a long fourth-quarter touchdown drive to put the Buccaneers ahead for good in a 22-19 victory over the embattled Miami Dolphins on Monday night.

Bobby Rainey's one-yard run capped an 80-yard drive, and Tampa Bay (1-8) held on the final 10 minutes to become the last team in the league to win this season.

Playing for the first time since a bullying scandal, the Dolphins (4-5) started slowly before overcoming an early 15-0 deficit to lead, 19-15, heading into the fourth quarter.

Ryan Tannehill threw touchdown passes of six and 19 yards to Rishard Matthews, but got no help from a running game that was limited to two yards rushing.

The Buccaneers sacked Tannehill twice on Miami's final possession before Darrelle Revis intercepted Tannehill's fourth-down desperation throw intended for Mike Wallace with 1:35 left.

Glennon completed 11 of 21 passes for 139 yards in his sixth pro start. The third-round draft pick threw his first interception in four games, a span of 159 attempts, to set up a third-quarter field goal by the Dolphins.

Tannehill finished 27 for 42 for 229 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.

The Dolphins have been the talk of the league, for the wrong reasons.

The NFL is investigating tackle Jonathan Martin's allegations of daily harassment by teammates, including suspended guard Richie Incognito.

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