TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers blew a 15-0, first-half lead last night before becoming the last NFL team to earn a victory this season. Bobby Rainey scored the go-ahead touchdown on a one-yard run with 10:19 left, capping an 80-yard drive that leaves the Bucs 1-8. Ryan Tannehill tossed a pair of TD passes to Rishard Matthews, but the Dolphins gained just two yards on 14 carries and fell to 4-5.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Dolphins owner Stephen Ross says he plans to meet with Miami offensive tackle Jonathan Martin tomorrow. Ross says he’s appalled by Martin’s allegations of daily harassment by teammate, including suspended player Richie Incognito. A special investigator for the league will determine whether Incognito harassed Martin, and whether the Dolphins mishandled the matter.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Denver Broncos interim coach Jack Del Rio says Peyton Manning will start against Kansas City this week despite an ankle injury. A person with knowledge of the situation has told The Associated Press that an MRI shows Manning aggravated a right ankle injury at the end of Sunday’s win over San Diego.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears say quarterback Jay Cutler will miss Sunday’s game against Baltimore with a high ankle sprain and will be replaced by Josh McCown. The Bears also say top cornerback Charles Tillman will be out for the next two months with a triceps injury suffered in Sunday’s loss to Detroit.
NEW YORK (AP) — The National and American League rookies of the year were announced yesterday, and both winners play in Florida. The NL Rookie of the Year award goes to Miami pitcher Jose Fernandez, who was 12-6 with a 2.19 ERA and 187 strikeouts in 172 2/3 innings. Outfielder Wil Myers is the AL’s top rookie after hitting .293 with 13 home runs and 53 RBIs in 88 games following his recall on June 18.