Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7 Pittsburgh Steelers 17 Monday 23 December 2002 at Raymond James Stadium
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Alstott 5-28, King 3-23, Pittman 4-20, R.Johnson 1-5, Stecker 1-(-2). STEELERS: Bettis 26-66, Zeroeue 5-23, Randle-El 1-4, Kreider 1-3, Maddox 2-(-2). PASSING BUCS: King 26-9-73-1-0, R.Johnson 18-12-159-0-1. STEELERS: Maddox 23-17-236-0-1, Randle-El 1-1-8-0-0. RECEIVING BUCS: K.Johnson 8-132, McCardell 6-45, Jurevicius 2-28, Dudley 2- 8, Dilger 1-11, Pittman 1-4, Alstott 1-4. STEELERS: Ward 6-78, Burress 5-127, Zeroeue 3-18, Randle-El 1- 11, Kreider 1-8, Cushing 1-4, Bettis 1-(-2). INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. STEELERS: Scott 1-30. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Stecker 4-81. STEELERS: Randle-El 1-21. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Williams 2-16. STEELERS: Randle-El 3-33. SACKS BUCS: Barber 1-9, Rice 1-2. STEELERS: Smith 2.5-7.5, Porter 1-10, Hampton 1-5, Von Oelhoffen 1-4, Logan 0.5-2.5.
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 LLB 51 Singleton TE 85 Dilger MLB 53 Quarles WR 19 Johnson RLB 55 Brooks WR 87 McCardell LCB 25 Kelly WR 83 Jurevicius SS 47 Lynch RB 32 Pittman FS 34 Jackson QB 10 King RCB 20 Barber SUBSTITUTIONS 7 Gramatica, 9 Tupa, 11 Johnson, 23 Phillips, 26 Smith, 27 Stecker, 30 Barnes, 35 Ivy, 38 Howell, 40 Alstott, 43 Cook, 52 Webster, 58 Golden, 66 Benjamin, 74 Green, 75 Brown, 77 Washington, 80 Yoder, 86 Williams, 88 Dudley, 93 Claybrooks, 95 Warner, 96 Wyms DID NOT PLAY INACTIVE 14 Johnson, 31 Wansley, 64 Goodspeed, 81 Lee, 84 Barlow, 89 Crawford, 90 Gurley
SCORING PIT 12:01-1Q Randle-El 11 pass from Maddox (Reed kick) PIT 11:10-1Q Scott 30 interception return (Reed kick) PIT 4:24-1Q Reed FG26 TB 1:14-4Q K.Johnson 18 pass from R.Johnson (Gramatica kick)
Monday Night letdown as the night when Steelers’ CB Lee Flowers famously called the Buccaneers “Paper champions”.   Brad Johnson was once again missing through injury and Shaun King had an appaling game starting in his place throwing three interceptions including a pick six early in the game that put the Bucs 14-0 down within four minutes.  Rob Johnson replaced King in the second half but could only throw a late consolation strike to Keyshawn Johnson after other scoring chances had been squandered including a pair of fumbles in the redzone.  Now the potental bye-week was out of their hands with the Packers holding the tie-breaker for the second spot.
COMMENTARY CREW Al Michaels and John Madden
VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS    Click on the boxes below for the main plays from the game The big play of the game was the pick six Shaun King threw in the opening minutes Ronde Barber got one of his patented nickel back sacks Keyshawn finally got the Bucs on the board inside the final two minutes