Tampa Bay Buccaneers 48  New Orleans Saints 21 Sunday 23 December 2001 at Raymond James Stadium
SCORING TB 13:54-1Q Williams 14 pass from Johnson (Gramatica kick) TB 10:10-1Q Alstott 1 run (Gramatica kick) TB 3:38-1Q Gramatica FG20 TB 7:05-2Q Gramatica FG24 TB 1:07-2Q Dunn 17 pass from Johnson (Gramatica kick) TB 0:14-2Q Gramatica FG32 NO 8:09-3Q Horn 11 pass from Brooks (Carney kick) TB 2:08-3Q Gramatica FG27 NO 14:54-4Q E.Williams 16 pass from Brooks (Carney kick) TB 9:03-4Q Moore 4 pass from Johnson (Gramatica kick) NO 5:16-4Q Horn 10 pass from Brooks (Carney kick) TB 2:00-4Q Barber 36 interception return (King run)
Now this one wasn't even close. From the opening kickoff which Aaron Stecker returned a record 86 yards but alas no TD, to the point in the game where the Bucs were taking volunteers from the crowd to play defense, this was total and utter domination.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Alstott 24-101, Dunn 10-32, Anthony 1-9, B.Johnson 1-9, Abdullah 3-6. SAINTS: R.Williams 10-26, Brooks 3-15. PASSING BUCS: B.Johnson 31-16-207-0-3. SAINTS: Brooks 38-21-248-4-3. RECEIVING BUCS: Dunn 5-46, Moore 3-55, K.Johnson 2-41, Cook 2-23, Williams 2-21, Green 1-14, Alstott 1-7. SAINTS: Jackson 6-86, Horn 4-55, R.Williams 4-15, Wilson 3-62, E.Williams 3-26, McAllister 1-4. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Barber 3-58, Jackson 1-29. SAINTS: none. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Stecker 2-107. SAINTS: Lewis 6-132, McAllister 2-35, Whitehead 1-12. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Williams 1-2. SAINTS: McGarity 2-10. SACKS BUCS: Rice 2-7, McFarland 0.5-5.5, Sapp 0.5-5.5. SAINTS: none.
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, 10 King, 21 Abraham, 22 Stecker, 26 Smith, 27 Abdullah, 38 Howell, 43 Cook, 46 Gibson, 50 Gooch, 51 Singleton, 52 Webster, 68 Grice, 69 Pierson, 76 Curry, 80 Yoder, 84 McDermott, 85 Anthony, 86 Williams, 94 White, 96 Wyms, 98 Cannida INACTIVE 1 Hamilton, 33 Vance, 65 Hochstein, 75 Washington, 87 Murphy, 88 Wynn, 89 Roberg, 91 Darby
COMMENTARY CREW Sam Rosen and Bill Maas