Tampa Bay Buccaneers 22  Baltimore Ravens 10 Saturday 29 December 2001 at Raymond James Stadium
SCORING TB 3:29-1Q Brien FG42 BAL 14:00-2Q Taylor 14 pass from Grbac (Stover kick) TB 7:38-2Q Brien FG38 TB 3:58-2Q Brien FG24 TB 3:05-2Q Johnson 1 run (Brien kick) BAL 13:26-4Q Stover FG24 TB 1:35-4Q Alstott 32 run (pass failed)
Just when they needed it most, the Buccaneer defense returned to its best form. The defending Super Bowl champion Ravens returned to the scene of their triumph over the Giants, but found Tampa Bay far too strong to handle as Tony Dungy's team clinched a playoff berth for the third straight season.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Alstott 14-80, Dunn 13-47, B Johnson 3-(-1), Anthony 1-(-3). RAVENS: Allen 20-74, Williams 5-15, Grbac 1-1. PASSING BUCS: B.Johnson 29-13-90-0-0. RAVENS: Grbac 37-21-205-2-1. RECEIVING BUCS: K.Johnson 4-29, Moore 3-21, Green 2-18, Dunn 2-14, Alstott 2-8. RAVENS: Sharpe 5-38, Taylor 4-51, Allen 4-21, Ismail 3-38, Heap 2-32, Williams 2-12, Gash 1-13. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Brooks 1-53, Barber 1-6. RAVENS: none. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Stecker 1-35, Abdullah 1-15. RAVENS: J.Lewis 5-130, Bobo 1-11. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Williams 2-46. RAVENS: J.Lewis 3-16. SACKS BUCS: Jackson 2-11, Rice 1-14, White 1-6, Sapp 0.5-3.5, McFarland 0.5-3.5. RAVENS: 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 85 Anthony LCB 25 Kelly FB 40 Alstott RCB 20 Barber RB 28 Dunn SS 47 Lynch QB 14 Johnson FS 34 Jackson PLAYED 3 Royals, 4 Brien, 21 Abraham, 22 Stecker, 26 Smith, 27 Abdullah, 38 Howell, 43 Cook, 46 Gibson, 50 Gooch, 51 Singleton, 52 Webster, 69 Pierson, 75 Washington, 80 Yoder, 81 Green, 84 McDermott, 86 Williams, 94 White, 96 Wyms, 98 Cannida DID NOT PLAY 10 King, 76 Curry INACTIVE 1 Hamilton, 7 Gramatica, 65 Hochstein, 68 Grice, 87 Murphy, 88 Wynn, 89 Roberg, 91 Darby
COMMENTARY CREW Al Michaels, Dan Fouts and Dennis Miller