Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16  Cincinnati Bengals 13  Sunday 2 December 2001 at Riverfront Stadium
SCORING CIN 6:50-1Q Rackers FG23 TB 9:17-2Q Yoder 11 blocked punt return (Gramatica kick) TB 11:54-3Q Gramatica FG38 TB 12:23-4Q Gramatica FG48 CIN 4:29-4Q Rackers FG41 CIN 0:08-4Q Dillon 6 pass from Kitna (Rackers kick) TB 9:54-OT Gramatica FG21
Another narrow victory for the Bucs, this time over a poor team but admittedly on the road on a short week after their Monday Night heroics.   Corey Dillon tied the game late for the Bengals but then coughed up the ball inside his own five-yard line in overtime and the Bucs quickly kicked the winning fieldgoal and returned home with a must win.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Dunn 21-42, Alstott 6-24, B.Johnson 3-(-1). BENGALS: Dillon 23-79, Bennett 1-7. PASSING BUCS: B.Johnson 33-26-231-0-0. BENGALS: Kitna 38-19-144-1-1. RECEIVING BUCS: K.Johnson 7-85, Green 7-67, Moore 4-32, Alstott 3-31, Dunn 3-5, Cook 1-7, Yoder 1-4. BENGALS: Warrick 5-33, Scott 4-30, Bennett 3-23, Johnson 2-27, Dugans 2-17, Dillon 2-8, McGee 1-6. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Abraham 1-15. BENGALS: none. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Murphy 2-20, Abdullah 1-29. BENGALS: Keaton 2-47, Houshmandzadeh 1-14, Bennett 1-14. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Williams 2-13. BENGALS: Houshmandzadeh 1-8. SACKS BUCS: Rice 2-19, Quarles 1-10. BENGALS: Gibson 2-12, Smith 2-12, Simmons 1-5, Wilson 1-3.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 67 Walker DE 78 Jones LG 64 McDaniel DT 92 McFarland C 62 Christy DT 99 Sapp RG 60 Coleman DE 97 Rice RT 71 Wunsch LLB 53 Quarles TE 83 Moore MLB 59 Duncan WR 19 Johnson RLB 55 Brooks WR 81 Green LCB 25 Kelly FB 40 Alstott RCB 20 Barber RB 28 Dunn SS 47 Lynch QB 14 Johnson FS 34 Jackson PLAYED 3 Royals, 7 Gramatica, 21 Abraham, 26 Smith, 27 Abdullah, 38 Howell, 43 Cook, 46 Gibson, 50 Gooch, 51 Singleton, 52 Webster, 69 Pierson, 75 Washington, 80 Yoder, 84 McDermott, 86 Williams, 87 Murphy, 94 White, 98 Cannida DID NOT PLAY 10 King, 76 Curry, 85 Anthony, 91 Darby INACTIVE 1 Hamilton, 22 Stecker, 33 Vance, 35 Ivy, 58 Cerqua, 65 Hochstein, 89 Wynn, 96 Wyms
COMMENTARY CREW Ray Bentley and John Jurkovic