Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21 Green Bay Packers 7 Sunday 24 November 2002 at Raymond James Stadium
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Pittman 13-50, Alstott 9-30, R.Johnson 2-8, B.Johnson 1-5. PACKERS: Green 18-56, Favre 1-17, Driver 1-16, Fisher 3-7. PASSING BUCS: B.Johnson 25-15-134-0-2, R.Johnson 5-3-33-1-0. PACKERS: Favre 38-20-196-4-1. RECEIVING BUCS: Jurevicius 5-41, McCardell 3-18, Dilger 3-17, K.Johnson 2-48, Pittman 2-23, Williams 1-16, Alstott 1-8, Stecker 1-(-4). PACKERS: Glenn 4-61, Green 4-40, Franks 4-29, Driver 3-32, Henderson 2-19, Fisher 2-8, Walker 1-7. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Kelly 2-31, Jackson 1-58, Barber 1-0. PACKERS: Diggs 1-29. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Stecker 2-55. PACKERS: Walker 4-78. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Williams 6-27. PACKERS: Gordon 2-25. SACKS BUCS: Rice 2-17, Darby 1-9. PACKERS: McKenzie 1-7, Gbaja-Biamila 1-5.
OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 72 Oben LDE 94 Spires LG 71 Jenkins UT 91 Darby C 62 Christy DT 99 Sapp RG 60 Coleman RDE 97 Rice RT 67 Walker MLB 53 Quarles TE 85 Dilger RLB 55 Brooks TE 88 Dudley DB 26 Smith WR 87 McCardell LCB 25 Kelly WR 19 Johnson SS 47 Lynch RB 32 Pittman FS 34 Jackson QB 14 Johnson RCB 20 Barber SUBSTITUTIONS 7 Gramatica, 9 Tupa, 11 Johnson, 23 Phillips, 27 Stecker, 35 Ivy, 38 Howell, 40 Alstott, 43 Cook, 51 Singleton, 52 Webster, 58 Golden, 66 Benjamin, 74 Green, 75 Brown, 77 Washington, 80 Yoder, 83 Jurevicius, 86 Williams, 89 Crawford, 90 Gurley, 96 Wyms DID NOT PLAY 93 Claybrooks INACTIVE 10 King, 30 Barnes, 31 Wansley, 64 Goodspeed, 81 Lee, 84 Barlow, 92 McFarland, 98 Smith
SCORING GB 5:44-1Q Driver 4 pass from Favre (Longwell kick) TB 0:00-2Q Gramatica FG38 TB 7:33-3Q Gramatica FG51 TB 5:00-3Q Jurevicius 4 pass from B.Johnson (K.Johnson pass) TB 7:24-4Q Dilger 3 pass from B.Johnson (Gramatica kick)
The Battle of the Bays saw both teams come into this game at 8-2 and leading the NFC.  The Bucs ended it alone atop the standings in the Conference as they picked off Brett Favre four times and had a pair of second-half touchdown passes from Brad Johnson.    Once again the Tampa defense held its opponent to under 300 yards and the rest of the NFL was beginning to realise this was a real Super Bowl contender.  One sour note from this game was the bust-up between Warren Sapp and Packers’ coach Mike Sherman after the latter though Sapp’s blindside hit on Chad Clifton was a dirty play.  No flag was thrown and no action taken against the Bucs’ Pro Bowl tackle.
COMMENTARY CREW Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Cris Collinsworth
VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS    Click on the boxes below for the main plays from the game Joe Jurevicus’ touchdown was originally ruled incomplete but then overturned on replay Ken Dilger’s score put the Bucs out of sight Dexter Jackson set this score up with one of the four interceptions for the defense