Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20 Atlanta Falcons 6 Sunday 6 October 2002 at the Georgia Dome
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Pittman 19-62, Alstott 4-9, B.Johnson 1-2, McCardell 1-3, Stecker 1-(-2). FALCONS: Duckett 11-52, Dunn 9-14, Johnson 1-3, Vick 1-1. PASSING BUCS: B.Johnson 31-17-261-1-1. FALCONS: Vick 12-4-37-0-0, Johnson 25-13-150-3-0, Mohr 1-0- 0-1-0. RECEIVING BUCS: K.Johnson 6-131, McCardell 6-83, Pittman 2-9, Jurevicius 1-19, Cook 1-13, Alstott 1-6. FALCONS: Finneran 5-61, Duckett 3-34, Jefferson 2-32, Kozlowski 2-17, Dunn 2-13, Jackson 1-16, Crumpler 1-9, Kelly 1- 5. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Smith 2-35, Brooks 1-15, Sapp 1-0. FALCONS: Carpenter 1-0. KICK RETURNS BUCS: none. FALCONS: Rossum 4-111, Crumpler 1-9. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Williams 0-0. FALCONS: Rossum 3-40. SACKS BUCS: Rice 1.5-7, Wyms 1-6, Kelly 1-0, McFarland 0.5-1. FALCONS: Rogers 1-6, Stewart 1-2.
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 74 Green 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, 23 Phillips, 26 Smith, 27 Stecker, 35 Ivy, 38 Howell, 43 Cook, 52 Webster, 56 Nece, 58 Golden, 68 Unutoa, 77 Washington, 80 Yoder, 83 Jurevicius, 86 Williams, 88 Dudley, 91 Darby, 96 Wyms, 98 Smith DID NOT PLAY 11 Johnson, 75 Brown, 76 Reyes INACTIVE 10 King, 30 Barnes, 31 Wansley, 34 Stephens, 67 Walker, 81 Lee, 84 Barlow, 90 Gurley
SCORING ATL 7:05-1Q Feely FG34 TB 8:03-2Q Gramatica FG23 ATL 6:18-3Q Feely FG32 TB 4:32-3Q K.Johnson 76 pass from B.Johnson (Gramatica kick) TB 6:31-4Q Gramatica FG23 TB 6:14-4Q Brooks 15 lateral from Sapp (Gramatica kick)
Another stifling defensive performance led the Bucs to their fourth straight victory, again one in which the defense recorded themselves a touchdown as Derrick Brooks and Warren Sapp combined for a fourth quarter fumble sack and strip.  Michael Vick never had much success against a Tampa defense and he left this one injured during the third quarter allowing back-up Doug Johnson to throw three interceptions.   The Bucs offense did just enough once again, the big play coming when the other Johnsons, Brad and Keyshawn, hooked up on a 76-yard passing play during the third quarter to put the Bucs ahead for good.
COMMENTARY CREW Kenny Albert and Tim Green