Tampa Bay Buccaneers 38 Minnesota Vikings 24 Sunday 3 November 2002 at Raymond James Stadium
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Stecker 1-59, Alstott 26-55, Pittman 3-19. VIKINGS: Bennett 10-114, Williams 7-43, Moss 2-8, Culpepper 4- 8. PASSING BUCS: B.Johnson 31-24-313-0-5. VIKINGS: Culpepper 29-18-225-2-0. RECEIVING BUCS: K.Johnson 9-133, Williams 4-49, Dilger 3-61, Alstott 3-16, Dudley 2-11, Pittman 1-18, Barlow 1-13, Stecker 1-12. VIKINGS: Williams 5-24, Moss 4-41, Kleinsasser 3-64, Bennett 3- 27, Walsh 2-40, James 1-29. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Singleton 1-0, Sapp 1-0. VIKINGS: none. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Smith 1-23, Stecker 1-20. VIKINGS: Williams 4-81, James 1-28, Davis 1-14. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Williams 0-0. VIKINGS: none. SACKS BUCS: Rice 2-10, Barber 1-1. VIKINGS: none.
OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 72 Oben LDE 94 Spires LG 77 Washington 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 86 Williams LCB 25 Kelly FB 43 Cook SS 47 Lynch RB 40 Alstott FS 34 Jackson QB 14 Johnson RCB 20 Barber SUBSTITUTIONS 7 Gramatica, 9 Tupa, 23 Phillips, 26 Smith, 27 Stecker, 32 Pittman, 35 Ivy, 38 Howell, 52 Webster, 58 Golden, 66 Benjamin, 74 Green, 75 Brown, 80 Yoder, 81 Lee, 84 Barlow, 88 Dudley, 89 Crawford, 90 Gurley, 96 Wyms, 98 Smith DID NOT PLAY 10 King, 76 Reyes INACTIVE 11 Johnson, 30 Barnes, 31 Wansley, 34 Stephens, 71 Jenkins, 83 Jurevicius, 87 McCardell, 92 McFarland
SCORING TB 13:12-1Q Williams 15 pass from BJohnson (Gramatica kick) TB 1:03-1Q Dudley 2 pass from BJohnson (Gramatica kick) TB 12:16-2Q Gramatica FG36 TB 7:16-2Q KJohnson 2 pass from BJohnson (Gramatica kick) MIN 6:49-2Q Bennett 85 run (Anderson kick) MIN 0:00-2Q Anderson FG26 TB 5:10-3Q KJohnson 19 pass from BJohnson (Gramatica kick) MIN 2:08-3Q Williams 1 run (Anderson kick) TB 13:34-4Q Alstott 1 pass from BJohnson (Gramatica kick) MIN 4:40-4Q Williams 1 run (Anderson kick)
The previous two seasons had seen the Bucs break out of a scoring drought by bringing Minnesota into town and 2002 was no difference as Brad Johnson returned from injury to tie a franchise record with five scoring passes in this rout of the Vikings.  Keyshawn Johnson had two of the touchdowns and amassed 133 yards on nine receptions, whilst Mike Alstott did his ball control thing during the second half, also catching the fifth and final touchdown pass of the game from Brad to seal the Tampa Bay scoring,  Vikings’ QB Daunte Culpepper was picked off twice and sacked three times as the Buc defense made the key plays when they needed to.
COMMENTARY CREW Kenny Albert and Tim Green