Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16  Minnesota Vikings 20 Sunday 30 September 2001 at the Metrodome
SCORING TB 7:39-1Q Gramatica FG25 MIN 0:44-1Q Carter 13 pass from Culpepper (Anderson kick) MIN 2:55-2Q Anderson FG24 TB 0:16-2Q Gramatica FG25 TB 6:59-3Q Gramatica FG49 MIN 1:44-3Q Anderson FG29 TB 12:40-4Q Dunn 6 run (Gramatica kick) MIN 1:03-4Q Culpepper 8 run (Anderson kick)
The Bucs had been off for three weeks before playing this one, a case of the bye-week and the awful events of 9/11 leading to the scheduled Week 2 match-up with the Eagles taking place at the end of the season instead. The Vikings won it on a late 96-yard drive and TD inside the final minute which led to questions being asked of the vaunted Buccaneer defense.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Dunn 11-65, Alstott 3-24, B.Johnson 2-19. VIKINGS: Bennett 13-51, Culpepper 5-20, Moss 1-9, Chapman 3- 6, Morrow 1-3, Kleinsasser 1-1. PASSING BUCS: B.Johnson 34-20-224-1-0. VIKINGS: Culpepper 44-30-322-2-1 RECEIVING BUCS: K.Johnson 7-96, Dunn 5-34, Green 3-54, Stecker 3-33, Alstott 2-7. VIKINGS: Kleinsasser 8-51, Bennett 6-26, Moss 5-86, Carter 5- 62, Chamberlain 4-88, Chapman 1-7, Reed 1-2. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Barber 1-12, Brooks 1-2. VIKINGS: Kelly 1-2. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Smith 5-126. VIKINGS: Walters 2-42. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Williams 1-0. VIKINGS: Walters 1-8. SACKS BUCS: Rice 1-10. VIKINGS: Garnett 1-1.
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 21 Abraham FB 40 Alstott RCB 20 Barber RB 28 Dunn SS 47 Lynch QB 14 Johnson FS 34 Jackson PLAYED 3 Royals, 7 Gramatica, 22 Stecker, 25 Kelly, 26 Smith, 27 Abdullah, 33 Vance, 38 Howell, 43 Cook, 50 Gooch, 51 Singleton, 52 Webster, 69 Pierson, 75 Washington, 80 Yoder, 84 McDermott, 85 Anthony, 86 Williams, 91 Darby, 94 White DID NOT PLAY 10 King, 76 Curry, 96 Wyms INACTIVE 1 Hamilton, 46 Gibson, 58 Cerqua, 65 Hochstein, 68 Grice, 87 Murphy, 89 Wynn, 98 Cannida
COMMENTARY CREW Pat Summerall and John Madden