Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13  Pittsburgh Steelers 38 Sunday 26 September 2010 at Raymond James Stadium
SCORING TB 12:10-1Q Barth FG40 PIT 7:53-1Q Wallace 46 pass from Batch (Reed kick) TB 14:08-2Q Barth FG24 PIT 10:19-2Q Mendenhall 3 run (Reed kick) PIT 7:15-2Q Wallace 41 pass from Batch (Reed kick) PIT 0:16-2Q Ward 9 pass from Batch (Reed kick) PIT 2:23-3Q Reed FG24 PIT 14:44-4Q Keisel 79 interception return (Reed kick) TB 1:54-4Q Blount 1 run (Barth kick)
The fast start came to an end against the Steelers as the Bucs were outhandled in every department.  "We played a heavyweight, and they were more physical than us, more aggressive than us and more opportunistic than us,'' Raheem Morris said. "That's not the type of game you want to have against a team like that.''   Rashard Mendenhall accounted for 143 of those Steelers rushing yards, 103 coming in the second half.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Blount 6-27, Freeman 6-15, Williams 6-13, Graham 2-13, Johnson 1-7. STEELERS: Mendenhall 19-143, Redman 5-31, Batch 5-26, Moore 1-4, Wallace 1-(-1), Ward 1-(-2). PASSING BUCS: Freeman 31-20-184-1-0, Johnson 6-6-67-0-0. STEELERS: Batch 17-12-186-2-3. RECEIVING BUCS: M.Williams 5-55, C.Williams 5-33, Graham 4-57, Stroughter 4-17, Benn 3-33, Winslow 3-24, Stevens 1-22, Spurlock 1-10. STEELERS: Wallace 3-100, Ward 3-34, Miller 2-25, Moore 2-4, Randle-El 1-14, Redman 1-9. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Black 1-4, Talib 1-0. STEELERS: Keisel 1-79. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Spurlock 4-81, Parker 2-52. STEELERS: Brown 3-67, Moore 1-17. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Randle-El 1-8. STEELERS: none. SACKS BUCS: none. STEELERS: Eason 1-9, Worilds 1-7, Gay 1-7, Timmons 1-0.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 70 Penn DE 94 Moore LG 68 Vincent DT 93 McCoy C 52 Faine DT 90 Miller RG 75 Joseph DE 91 White RT 65 Trueblood WLB 54 Hayes TE 82 WInslow MLB 51 Ruud TE 88 Gilmore SLB 58 Black WR 18 Stroughter LCB 25 Talib WR 19 Williams RCB 20 Barber RB 24 Williams SS 26 Jones QB 5 Freeman FS 35 Grimm PLAYED 9 Bryan, 10 Barth, 11 J Johnson, 17 Benn, 21 Piscitelli, 27 Blount, 28 Lumpkin, 31 Biggers, 33 Mack, 34 Graham, 41 Lynch, 45 Pressley, 48 Economos, 56 Watson, 57 Hayward, 76 Zuttah, 77 Lee, 81 Spurlock, 86 Stevens, 87 Parker, 92 Price, 96 Crowder, 98 Sims INACTIVE 12 Carpenter, 23 Lewis, 32 Huggins, 53 Koutouvides, 62 Larsen, 71 Bennett, 85 Stovall
COMMENTARY CREW Gus Johnson and Steve Tasker