Tampa Bay Buccaneers 28  Tennessee Titans 31 Sunday 14 October 2001 at Adelphia Stadium
SCORING TEN 11:39 -1Q Dyson 1 pass from McNair (Nedney kick) TB 11:49-2Q Dunn 5 run (Gramatica kick) TEN 3:57-2Q McNair 1 run (Nedney kick) TEN 0:00-2Q Nedney FG44 TB 2:56-3Q Dunn 26 pass from BJohnson (Gramatica kick) TEN 12:57-4Q Nedney FG44 TEN 7:53-4Q George 5 run (Dyson pass from McNair) TB 5:09-4Q Green 6 pass from BJohnson (Gramatica kick) TB 0:54-4Q Moore 5 pass from BJohnson (Gramatica kick) TEN 12:22-OT Nedney FG49
The Bucs came from 28-14 down to force overtime but couldn't stop the Titans driving to their winning fieldgoal once they got there.   As they have all season, the Bucs failed again Sunday to devise a way to stop their opponent on third down. The Bucs maintained their place and pace by letting Tennessee convert 50 percent of its third-down tries. "It's killing us, just killing us," Warren Sapp said of the defense's third-down struggles. "We had the running game under control, but then we let the quarterback out of the pocket and he's running all over the damn place. Right now third-and-long looks like our nemesis."
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Dunn 10-16, Alstott 5-4, B.Johnson 2-4. TITANS: George 29-85, McNair 9-54, Green 3-3. PASSING BUCS: B.Johnson 50-24-287-1-3. TITANS: McNair 23-15-230-1-1, O'Donnell 3-3-9-0-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Johnson 8-140, Dunn 7-65, Green 6-72, Moore 2-13, Alstott 1-(-3). TITANS: Wycheck 4-38, George 3-47, Bennett 3-39, McCareins 2-70, Dyson 2-13, Green 2-13, Sanders 1-18, Kinney 1-1. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Brooks 1-10. TITANS: Dyson 1-0. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Smith 3-82. TITANS: Berlin 2-40,McCareins 1-21, Coleman 1-18. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Williams 1-4. TITANS: Walker 4-49. SACKS BUCS: Jones 1-9, Sapp 1-7. TITANS: Evans 1-5.
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 21 Abraham FB 43 Cook RCB 20 Barber RB 40 Alstott SS 47 Lynch QB 14 Johnson FS 34 Jackson PLAYED 3 Royals, 7 Gramatica, 22 Stecker, 25 Kelly, 26 Smith, 27 Abdullah, 28 Dunn, 33 Vance, 38 Howell, 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, 88 Wynn, 98 Cannida
COMMENTARY CREW Dick Stockton, Troy Aikman and Darryl Johnston