It took nine games (and four running backs), but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are winless no more.

Tampa Bay topped the Miami Dolphins, 22-19, Monday night at Raymond James Stadium to improve to 1-8 on the season.

Reserve RB Bobby Rainey, forced into action due to injuries to Doug Martin and Mike James, broke loose early in the fourth quarter for a 31-yard burst to the Miami 1-yard line. On the following play he went around left end to put the Bucs ahead, 22-19, with 10 minutes to play, and the lead held up.

But it wasn't easy.

Trailing 15-7 at halftime, the Dolphins narrowed their deficit to five with a 40-yard Caleb Sturgis field goal midway through the third quarter.

Miami then went ahead for the first time on QB Ryan Tannehill's 19-yard scoring toss to WR Rishard Matthews with two minutes left i the third quarter.

Dolphins S Jimmy Wilson then intercepted Bucs QB Mike Glennon, and returned the ball 23 yards to the Bucs 7-yard line.

But the Bucs defense stiffened, forcing another kick from Sturgis and a 19-15 Miami lead going into the fourth quarter.

The first quarter was all Bucs.

Tampa Bay took the opening kickoff and drove 76 yards in nine plays, culminating in QB Mike Glennon's 1-yard touchdown toss to tackle Donald Penn. Mike James was hurt on the play before the score, and carted off with an ankle injury.

The Bucs extended their lead to 10-0 on K Rian Lindell's 24-yard field goal with 5:27 left in the opening quarter.