INDIVIDUAL STATISTICSRUSHINGBUCS: Williams 16-56, Freeman 4-20, Ward 4-5, Smith 1-0.PACKERS: Grant 21-96, A.Green 6-45, Rodgers 3-26, Kuhn 1-3, Jackson 1-0.PASSINGBUCS: Freeman 31-14-205-1-3.PACKERS: Rodgers 35-17-266-3-2.RECEIVINGBUCS: Winslow 4-61, Ward 3-54, Stovall 3-46, Stroughter 3-19, Clayton 1-29.PACKERS: Jennings 5-61, Jones 4-103, Driver 4-71, Green 1-10, Jackson 1-9, Kuhn 1-7, Lee 1-5.INTERCEPTIONSBUCS: Mack 1-36, Jackson 1-35, Talib 1-15.PACKERS: Collins 1-13.KICK RETURNSBUCS: Smith 2-107.PACKERS: Green 2-55, Havner 2-26, Williams 1-2.PUNT RETURNSBUCS: Smith 4-54.PACKERS: Williams 4-18.SACKSBUCS: White 1.5-11.5, Sims 1-7, Miller 1-6, Bennett 1-5, Crowder 1-0, Hovan 0.5-2.5PACKERS: Hawk 1-7.
Raheem Morris earned his first victory as an NFL head coach and Josh Freeman won in his first start as the Bucs celebrated Lee Roy Selmon’s induction into the Ring of Honor in the first throwback game of the modern era. The Bucs trailed 28-17 early in the fourth quarter before Freeman’s second touchdown pass of the game, a seven-yarder to Kellen Winslow, brought them to a score. A gutsy fourth down call saw Freeman connected with Sammie Stroughter from seven yards out with 4:14 to play and a successful two-point conversion put the Bucs up by three. An interception of Aaron Rodgers inside the final minute was returned 35 yards for a score by Tanard Jackson and the 2009 Bucs earned their first win of the season after seven straight losses.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 38 Green Bay Packers 28Sunday 8 November 2009 at Raymond James Stadium
SCORINGGB 12:15-1QJones 74 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick)TB 8:45-1QWard 6 pass from Freeman (Barth kick)GB 2:39-1QGrant 2 run (Crosby kick)TB 11:59-2QBarber 31 blocked punt return (Barth kick)GB 7:38-2QDriver 32 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick)TB 0:06-2QBarth FG38GB 12:54-4QRodgers 12 run (Crosby kick)TB 11:34-4QWinslow 7 pass from Freeman (pass failed)TB 4:14-4QStroughter 7 pass from Freeman (Clayton pass from Freeman)TB 0:35-4QJackson 35 interception return (Barth kick)
GAME HIGHLIGHTS Click on the boxes below to watch the clipJosh Freeman’s first NFL touchdown pass to Derrick WardSamme Stroughter’s 4th down scoring reception to put the Bucs aheadTanard Jackson’s interception return to complete the victory