MATCHUP: Miami Dolphins (1-1) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-1)

WHERE: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida

WHEN: Saturday, August 28, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. ET

TELEVISION: WMOR

TV ANNOUNCERS: Chris Myers and Ron Jaworski

RADIO: WDAE, Flagship station (103.5 FM, 620 AM)

RADIO ANNOUNCERS: Gene Deckerhoff and Scot Brantley

BUCCANEERS OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR: Jon Gruden

BUCCANEERS DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR: Monte Kiffin

BUCCANEERS SPECIAL TEAMS COACH: RIchard Bisaccia

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS OFFENSE (2003 rankings):
OVERALL: 10th
RUSHING: 24th
PASSING: 6th

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS DEFENSE (2003 rankings):
OVERALL: 5th
RUSHING: 13th
PASSING: 3rd

DOLPHINS HEAD COACH: Dave Wannstedt

DOLPHINS OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR: Chris Foerster

DOLPHINS DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR: Jim Bates

DOLPHINS SPECIAL TEAMS COACH: Keith Armstrong

MIAMI DOLPHINS OFFENSE (2003 rankings):
OVERALL: 24th
RUSHING: 17th
PASSING: 26th

MIAMI DOLPHINS DEFENSE (2003 rankings):
OVERALL: 10th
RUSHING: 5th
PASSING: 19th

LAST SEASON: Despite the fact that they went 10-6 (6-2 on the road) in 2003, the Miami Dolphins missed the playoffs for the second consecutive year. That said, Dave Wanstedt, who has won 41 games in four seasons as the Dolphins’ head coach, is on the hot seat, and he’ll be hard pressed to keep his job past this season since running back Ricky Williams decided to retire a week before training camp began.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers went 7-9 in 2003 and missed the playoffs for the first time since 1998. The Bucs were 4-4 on the road during the ’03 regular season.

THE LAST TIME THESE TWO TEAMS MET: Tampa Bay and Miami met on Aug. 8, 2003 in a preseason contest played in Miami. The Bucs escaped Miami with a 20-19 win over the Dolphins. The Bucs and Dolphins have met in the preseason for four consecutive seasons.

BUCS-DOLPHINS SERIES: Tampa Bay is 6-12 in the preseason against the Miami Dolphins, including 3-7 in games played in Tampa.

DID YOU KNOW?: The Bucs are 8-3 in preseason contests played under head coach Jon Gruden? Buccaneers merchandise in the world.

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