Tampa Bay Buccaneers 34 Atlanta Falcons 10 Sunday 8 December 2002 at Raymond James Stadium
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Alstott 13-95, Stecker 4-30, Pittman 9-25, King 1-2, Williams 2-(-2). FALCONS: Duckett 13-47, Vick 6-9, Christian 4-6. PASSING BUCS: B.Johnson 31-23-276-0-4. FALCONS: Vick 25-12-125-1-1. RECEIVING BUCS: Jurevicius 8-100, Pittman 4-50, McCardell 4-49, Dilger 3-18, K.Johnson 2-25, Dudley 1-31, Cook 1-3. FALCONS: Kelly 2-25, Crumpler 2-25, Jefferson 2-11, Duckett 2-11, Finneran 2-3, Gaylor 1-47, Christian 1-3. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Jackson 1-21. FALCONS: none. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Stecker 2-45. FALCONS: Rossum 6-103. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Williams 1-12. FALCONS: Rossum 3-37. SACKS BUCS: Spires 1-6. FALCONS: Kerney 1-5.
OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 72 Oben LDE 94 Spires LG 71 Jenkins UT 92 McFarland C 62 Christy DT 99 Sapp RG 60 Coleman RDE 97 Rice RT 67 Walker LLB 51 Singleton TE 85 Dilger MLB 53 Quarles WR 19 Johnson RLB 55 Brooks WR 87 McCardell LCB 25 Kelly FB 40 Alstott SS 47 Lynch RB 32 Pittman FS 34 Jackson QB 14 Johnson RCB 20 Barber SUBSTITUTIONS 7 Gramatica, 9 Tupa, 10 King, 23 Phillips, 26 Smith, 27 Stecker, 30 Barnes, 35 Ivy, 38 Howell, 43 Cook, 52 Webster, 58 Golden, 66 Benjamin, 74 Green, 75 Brown, 77 Washington, 80 Yoder, 83 Jurevicius, 86 Williams, 88 Dudley, 90 Gurley, 91 Darby, 95 Warner DID NOT PLAY INACTIVE 11 Johnson, 31 Wansley, 64 Goodspeed, 81 Lee, 84 Barlow, 89 Crawford, 93 Claybrooks, 96 Wyms
SCORING TB 11:12-2Q Jurevicius 10 pass from B.Johnson (Gramatica kick) TB 7:42-2Q Jurevicius 13 pass from B.Johnson (Gramatica kick) ATL 2:02-2Q Feely FG30 TB 0:34-2Q McCardell 14 pass from B.Johnson (Gramatica kick) TB 9:56-3Q Gramatica FG42 TB 5:20-3Q Gramatica FG21 ATL 11:40-4Q Crumpler 5 pass from Vick (Feely kick) TB 8:31-4Q McCardell 27 pass from B.Johnson (Gramatica kick)
All the talk around the NFL the previous month had been the stellar play of Michael Vick.  Then he came to Tampa and once again found himself under siege, nowhere to run and totally at the mercy of the No.1 defense in the league.  The Falcons were held to under 200 yards of total offense and thanks to a trio of first-half touchdown passes from Brad Johnson, swept in the season series by the Bucs.  Johnson finished with four scoring strikes, two each to Joe Jurevicius and Keenan McCardell.  The Bucs also moved to within a game of clinching a playoff berth and also remained a game ahead of the Saints at 10-3 in the NFC South Division.
COMMENTARY CREW Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Cris Collinsworth