Tampa Bay Buccaneers 48 Oakland Raiders 21 Sunday 26 January 2003 at Qualcomm Stadium
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Pittman 29-124, Alstott 10-15, Johnson 1-10, Stecker 1- 1, Tupa 1-0. RAIDERS: Garner 7-10, Crockett 2-6, Gannon 2-3. PASSING BUCS: B.Johnson 34-18-215-1-2. RAIDERS: Gannon 44-24-272-5-2. RECEIVING BUCS: K.Johnson 6-69, Alstott 5-43, Jurevicius 4-78, McCardell 2-13, Dilger 1-12. RAIDERS: Garner 7-51, Rice 5-77, Jolley 5-59, Porter 4-62, Brown 1-9, Wheatley 1-7, Ritchie 1-7. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Smith 2-92, Jackson 2-34, Brooks 1-44 RAIDERS: Woodson 1-12. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Stecker 3-67, Smith 1-23. RAIDERS: Knight 8-143, Cooper 1-6. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Williams 1-25. RAIDERS: Gordon 3-29, Brown 0-0. SACKS BUCS: Rice 2-7, Sapp 1-9, Spires 1-5, Wyms 1-1. RAIDERS: none.
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 WR 19 Johnson DB 26 Smith 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, 23 Phillips, 27 Stecker, 30 Barnes, 35 Ivy, 38 Howell, 43 Cook, 51 Singleton, 52 Webster, 58 Golden, 66 Benjamin, 74 Green, 75 Brown, 77 Washington, 80 Yoder, 83 Jurevicius, 86 Williams, 88 Dudley, 93 Claybrooks, 95 Warner, 96 Wyms DID NOT PLAY 11 Johnson INACTIVE 10 King, 31 Wansley, 64 Goodspeed, 84 Barlow, 89 Crawford, 90 Gurley
SCORING OAK 10:40-1Q Janikowski FG40 TB 7:51-1Q Gramatica FG31 TB 11:16-2Q Gramatica FG43 TB 6:24-2Q Alstott 2 run (Gramatica kick) TB 0:30-2Q McCardell 5 pass from BJohnson (Gramatica kick) TB 6:30-3Q McCardell 8 pass from BJohnson (Gramatica kick) TB 4:47-3Q Smith 44 interception return (Gramatica kick OAK 2:14-3Q Porter 39 pass from Gannon (2 point conversion failed) OAK 14:16-4Q E.Johnson 13 blocked punt return (2 point conversion failed) OAK 5:06-4Q Rice 48 pass from Gannon (2 point conversion failed) TB 1:18-4Q Brooks 44 interception return (Gramatica kick) TB 0:02-4Q Smith 50 interception return (Gramatica kick)
And then on one magical night in San Diego, the Buccaneers became World Champions.   All those years of being the joke of the NFL, the losing streak, the wilderness years, the near-misses and the title game heartbreaks.    They all were forgotten as Jon Gruden’s team put together an all-round display of offense and defense to hammer the Oakland Raiders.   Dexter Jackson was named the MVP but it could have been so many different players, Brad Johnson, Michael Pittman, Simeon Rice, Derrick Brooks or Dwight Smith.  The defense recorded five interceptions, three of which were returned for touchdowns and had Rich Gannon under pressure for the entire game
COMMENTARY CREW Al Michaels and John Madden
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