Tampa Bay Buccaneers 26  St.Louis Rams 14 Monday 23 September 2002 at Raymond James Stadium
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Pittman 11-53, Alstott 5-10. RAMS: Gordon 4-44, Warner 3-19, Canidate 6-15, Faulk 6-9, Wilkins 1-2. PASSING BUCS: B.Johnson 32-23-199-0-1. RAMS: Warner 45-30-301-4-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Pittman 6-28, Dilger 5-38, K.Johnson 4-59, McCardell 3- 28, Dudley 2-15, Yoder 1-16, Alstott 1-10, Williams 1-5. RAMS: Holt 12-139, Bruce 4-43, Proehl 4-31, Faulk 2-27, Conwell 2-20, Gordon 2-15, Murphy 2-11, WIlkins 1-10, Canidate 1-5. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Brooks 1-39, Kelly 1-31, Rice 1-30, Jackson 1-20. RAMS: none. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Stecker 2-51. RAMS: Wilkins 4-68, Manumaleuna 2-19 . PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Williams 1-0. RAMS: Wilkins 1-7. SACKS BUCS: Sapp 1-11, Quarles 1-8, Rice 1-7, Spires 1-6, Wyms 1-0 . RAMS: Little 1-10.
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, 22 Gibson, 23 Phillips, 26 Smith, 27 Stecker, 30 Barnes, 35 Ivy, 38 Howell, 45 Solwold, 52 Webster, 56 Nece, 74 Green, 77 Washington, 80 Yoder, 83 Jurevicius, 86 Williams, 88 Dudley, 91 Darby, 96 Wyms, 98 Smith DID NOT PLAY 11 Johnson, 34 Stephens INACTIVE 10 King, 31 Wansley, 43 Cook, 75 Brown, 81 Battaglia, 82 Walker, 84 Barlow, 90 Gurley
SCORING TB 9:32-1Q Gramatica FG39 STL 4:28-1Q Faulk 5 run (Wilkins kick) TB 14:55-2Q Gramatica FG47 TB 0:57-2Q Dudley 9 pass from B.Johnson (Gramatica kick) TB 10:42-4Q Alstott 2 run (2pt conversion failed) STL 4:21-4Q Gordon 21 run (Wilkins kick) TB 0:59-4Q Brooks 39 interception return (Gramatica kick)
COMMENTARY CREW Al Michaels and John Madden
Monday Night Football in Tampa and the atmosphere was raucous from the start as the third installment of the Bucs v Rams rivalry took place.  St.Louis had won the 1999 NFC title game the Bucs took the 2000 Monday Nighter in a real shootout.  This one was all about the Buccaneer defense who did give up over 300 yards passing to Kurt Warner but had four interceptions including the game-clincher by Derrick Brooks inside the final minute, a play in which Warren Sapp unceremoniusly knocked Warner on his backside during the return.   The Tampa Bay offense did just enough to earn the victory as the Bucs moved to 2-1 on the season.
VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS    Click on the boxes below for the main plays from the game Simeon Rice had an interception from surprisingly dropping into coverage Rickey Dudley put the Bucs ahead late in the second quarter Derrick Brooks’ interception return touchdown included Warren Sapp’s famous block on Kurt Warner