Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10  Pittsburgh Steelers 17 Sunday 21 October 2001 at Raymond James Stadium
SCORING TB 10:20-2Q Gramatica FG31 PIT 6:07-2Q Tuman 32 pass from Bettis (Brown kick) PIT 12:43-3Q Bettis 46 run (Brown kick) PIT 4:49-3Q Brown FG35 TB 0:28-4Q Murphy 5 pass from Johnson (Gramatica kick)
10 sacks which tied a Steeler team record and 143 yards rushing to Jerome Bettis - not exactly what the Buccaneer fans at RJS hoped for in this inter-conference match-up with Pittsburgh.   The Steeler 3-4 defense gave the Tampa OL fits all day and the result wasn't even as close as the scoreline might indicate as the Bucs only scored in the final 30 seconds.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Dunn 13-31, B.Johnson 3-18, Alstott 3-15. STEELERS: Bettis 17-143, Stewart 7-32, Edwards 1-12, Kreider 1-12, Zereoue 8-12, Ward 1-9. PASSING BUCS: B.Johnson 40-24-283-1-1. STEELERS: Stewart 16-10-100-2-0, Bettis 1-1-32-0-1. RECEIVING BUCS: K.Johnson 10-159, Green 4-44, Williams 3-42, Murphy 3- 17, Dunn 2-16, Moore 1-3, Anthony 1-2. STEELERS: Ward 3-44, Burress 3-26, Tuman 1-32, Edwards 1- 16, Bettis 1-8, Zereoue 1-4, Bruener 1-2. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Barber 2-10. STEELERS: Logan 1-0. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Smith 3-56, Murphy 1-34. STEELERS: Poteat 1-19, Edwards 1-19. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: none. STEELERS: Poteat 2-10. SACKS BUCS: McFarland 1-8, Lynch 1-0. STEELERS: Porter 4-29, Von Oelhoffen 3-11, Washington 1-11, Townsend 1-9, Logan 1-9.
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 38 Howell PLAYED 3 Royals, 7 Gramatica, 10 King, 25 Kelly, 26 Smith, 27 Abdullah, 33 Vance, 43 Cook, 46 Gibson, 51 Singleton, 52 Webster, 58 Cerqua, 69 Pierson, 75 Washington, 80 Yoder, 84 McDermott, 85 Anthony, 86 Williams, 87 Murphy, 91 Darby, 94 White, 98 Cannida DID NOT PLAY 76 Curry INACTIVE 1 Hamilton, 22 Stecker, 34 Jackson, 50 Gooch, 65 Hochstein, 68 Grice, 88 Wynn, 96 Wyms
COMMENTARY CREW Dick Enberg and Dan Dierdorf