Tampa Bay Buccaneers 41  Minnesota Vikings 14 Sunday 28 October 2001 at Raymond James Stadium
SCORING TB 1:35-1Q Alstott 3 run (Gramatica kick) TB 9:00-2Q Alstott 6 run (Gramatica kick) TB 3:34-2Q Stecker 35 pass from Johnson (Gramatica kick) TB 0:13-2Q Moore 5 pass from Johnson (Gramatica kick) TB 12:18-3Q Gramatica FG44 TB 10:05-3Q Gramatica FG48 MIN 6:28-3Q Prentice 1 run (Culpepper run) TB 2:18-3Q Alstott 10 run (Gramatica kick) MIN 5:58-4Q Moss 25 pass from Culpepper (pass failed)
Whenever a Buc team struggles, just bring the Minnesota Vikings to town - it always works. This was a wipeout with Mike Alstott running all over the Purple defense and the additional sight of offensive lineman Todd Washington doing the same on a squibbed kick return that led to him putting some poor Minnesota defender in hospital with a concussion.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Alstott 28-129, Stecker 8-30, Anthony 1-16, B.Johnson 1-3, Cook 2-2, King 3-(-3). VIKINGS: Culpepper 9-49, Chapman 5-8, Kleinsasser 2-8, Prentice 1-1, Boumann 1-(-1). PASSING BUCS: B.Johnson 25-18-214-0-2, King 3-2-62-0-0. VIKINGS: Culpepper 24-13-150-1-1, Boumann 2-1-4-0-0. RECEIVING BUCS: K.Johnson 5-62, Moore 5-27, Williams 4-80, Stecker 2-51, Anthony 2-21, Murphy 1-20, Alstott 1-15. VIKINGS: Carter 4-55, Moss 3-49, Reed 3-32, Chapman 2-14, Kleinsasser 1-4, Culpepper 1-0. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Jackson 1-0. VIKINGS: none KICK RETURNS BUCS: Smith 2-13, Washington 1-22. VIKINGS: Jacquet 4-68, Morgan 2-41. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Williams 3-51. VIKINGS: Jacquet 1-22, Walsh 1-2. SACKS BUCS: Kelly 1-15, Barber 1-6, Darby 1-3, Singleton 1-0. VIKINGS: Garnett 0.5-3.5, Hovan 0.5-3.5.
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 85 Anthony LCB 25 Kelly FB 43 Cook RCB 20 Barber RB 40 Alstott SS 47 Lynch QB 14 Johnson FS 34 Jackson PLAYED 3 Royals, 7 Gramatica, 10 King, 21 Abraham, 22 Stecker, 26 Smith, 27 Abdullah, 33 Vance, 38 Howell, 46 Gibson, 51 Singleton, 52 Webster, 58 Cerqua, 69 Pierson, 75 Washington, 76 Curry, 80 Yoder, 84 McDermott, 86 Williams, 87 Murphy, 91 Darby, 94 White, 98 Cannida INACTIVE 1 Hamilton, 28 Dunn, 50 Gooch, 65 Hochstein, 68 Grice, 81 Green, 88 Wynn, 96 Wyms
COMMENTARY CREW Dick Stockton, Troy Aikman and Darryl Johnston