Tampa Bay Buccaneers 15  Detroit Lions 12 Sunday 9 December 2001 at Raymond James Stadium
SCORING TB 7:05-2Q Alstott 24 run (Gramatica kick) DET 3:24-2Q Hanson FG39 DET 7:03-3Q Hanson FG30 DET 0:00-3Q Hanson FG50 DET 11:43-4Q Hanson FG42 TB 0:45-4Q KJohnson 13 pass from BJohnson (Alstott pass from BJohnson)
So the Bucs were playing an 0-11 team at home against a rookie quarterback and were favoured by about 14 on the spread. Naturally Clyde Christensen's offense struggled all day and only won the game in the final minute on Keyshawn Johnson's only TD reception of the season.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Alstott 12-66, B.Johnson 4-12, Dunn 6-3. LIONS: Stewart 15-78, Warren 2-10, Howard 1-6, Schlesinger 3-6, McMahon 2-3, Cason 1-(-1). PASSING BUCS: B.Johnson 54-31-305-2-1. LIONS: McMahon 25-11-165-0-0. RECEIVING BUCS: K.Johnson 10-101, Dunn 9-54, Alstott 4-34, Williams 3-50, Green 2-27, Yoder 1-24, Moore 1-12, Cook 1-3. LIONS: Morton 4-56, Schlesinger 2-34, Anderson 2-31, Foster 1-19, Warren 1-16, Sloan 1-9. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. LIONS: Schultz 1-19, Fair 1-3. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Murphy 4-79. LIONS: Howard 3-92. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Williams 1-9. LIONS: Howard 1-5. SACKS BUCS: Quarles 1-6, Rice 1-5, McFarland 0.5-1.5, White 0.5-1.5. LIONS: Hall 3.5-24.5, Rogers 0.5-5.5.
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, 33 Vance, 38 Howell, 43 Cook, 46 Gibson, 51 Singleton, 52 Webster, 69 Pierson, 75 Washington, 80 Yoder, 84 McDermott, 85 Anthony, 86 Williams, 87 Murphy, 91 Darby, 94 White, 98 Cannida DID NOT PLAY 10 King, 76 Curry INACTIVE 1 Hamilton, 22 Stecker, 50 Gooch, 58 Cerqua, 65 Hochstein, 88 Wynn, 89 Roberg, 96 Wyms
COMMENTARY CREW Joe Buck and Brian Baldinger