INDIVIDUAL STATISTICSRUSHINGBUCS: Ward 19-67, Williams 12-66, Freeman 3-1.SEAHAWKS: Jones 12-65, Forsett 9-55, Griffith 2-5, Hasselbeck 1-3, Ryan 1-0.PASSINGBUCS: Freeman 26-16-205-1-2.SEAHAWKS: Hasselbeck 46-27-256-4-1.RECEIVINGBUCS: Winslow 6-93, Stroughter 4-46, Bryant 3-35, Williams 1-22, Ward 1-6, Stovall 1-3.SEAHAWKS: Carlson 7-86, Houshmandzadeh 7-73, Branch 4-28, Butler 3-30, Forsett 2-14, Jones 2-0, Griffith 1-23, Owens 1-2.INTERCEPTIONSBUCS: Mack 2-0, Jackson 1-6, Hayes 1-1.SEAHAWKS: Grant 1-0.KICK RETURNSBUCS: Huggins 2-52.SEAHAWKS: Obomanu 1-16, Forsett 1-16, Wilson 1-14.PUNT RETURNSBUCS: Stroughter 4-74.SEAHAWKS: Forsett 0-0.SACKSBUCS: Hayes 1-4.SEAHAWKS: none.
And then it began to turn around for Raheem Morris’ team. After a four-game losing streak took their record to 1-11, the Bucs gave up an early score on the road in Seattle and then hit back with 24 unanswered points and a road victory that surprised many around the NFL. The defense forced four inteceptions and allowed a balanced offense to take it from there. "(Committing to) the run really helped," said Josh Freeman, who bounced back from two shaky outings and a shaky start. “We were running the ball so well that they had the end crashing down on us every time. You really have to take your hat off to the line and the backs because we were running so well."
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24 Seattle Seahawks 7Sunday 20 December 2009 at Qwest Field
SCORINGSEA 4:31-2Q Carlson 29 pass from Hasselbeck (Mare kick)TB 0:15-2Q Barth FG28TB 8:44-3QBarth FG45TB 7:44-3Q Williams 22 pass from Freeman (Barth kick)TB 2:41-3Q Ward 6 pass from Freeman (Freeman run)TB11:20-4Q Barth FG39
GAME HIGHLIGHTS Click on the boxes below to watch the clipCadillac Williams scores the first Tampa Bay touchdown on a perfect screen passDerrick Ward’s touchdown was on a beautifully designed passing playElbert Mack’s second interception of the game finished things off