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Monday September 23, 2002 - Home Game

WON - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 26 St. Louis Rams 14

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

Round 3, Another exciting Monday Night Football rival as the Rams & Buccaneers dont disappoint the fans for a third straight season.

On Monday night, the Buccaneers hosted the Rams, continuing a popular rivalry between the two clubs. The Tampa Bay defense intercepted Kurt Warner four times, and held a 19–14 lead late in the fourth quarter.

With just over a minute to go, Warner drove the Rams to their 34-yard line, but Derrick Brooks intercepted his pass and returned it 39 yards for a touchdown, his second such score in two weeks. Tampa Bay Buccaneers won 26–14, and improved to 2–1 for the season.

GAMEDAY BRIEF

  • WEATHER: Cloudy/Breezy/40% Rain Chance - 79°F. - Humidity 84% - Wind E.S.E. 6 mph Wind Chill 77°F.
  • OFFICALS
    • REFEREE: Johnny Grier
    • UMPIRE: Carl Paganelli
    • HEAD LINESMAN: James Wilson
    • LINE JUDGE: Jeff Bergman
    • BACK JUDGE: Scott Green
    • FIELD JUDGE: Eddy Powers
    • SIDE JUDGE: Larry Rose
    • REPLAY OFFICIAL: Jim Blackwood
    • VIDEO OPERATOR: NOT DOCUMENTED
    SCORING
    • BUCCANEERS: 9:32-1Q Gramatica FG39
    • RAMS: 4:28-1Q Faulk 5 run (Wilkins kick)
    • BUCCANEERS: 14:55-2Q Gramatica FG47
    • BUCCANEERS: 0:57-2Q Dudley 9 pass from B. Johnson (Gramatica kick)
    • BUCCANEERS: 10:42-4Q Alstott 2 run (2pt conversion failed)
    • RAMS: 4:21-4Q Gordon 21 run (Wilkins kick)
    • BUCCANEERS: TB 0:59-4Q Brooks 39 interception return (Gramatica kick)
    STARTERS OFFENSE
    • WR: #19 K. Johnson
    • LT: #72 R. Oben
    • LG: #71 K. Jenkins
    • C: #62 J. Christy
    • RG: #60 C. Coleman
    • RT: #67 K. Walker
    • TE: #85 K. Dilger
    • WR: #87 K. McCardell
    • QB: #14 B. Johnson
    • RB: #32 M. Pitman
    • FB: #40 M. Alstott
    STARTERS DEFENSE
    • LDE: #94 G. Spires
    • RDT: #92 A. McFarland
    • LDT: #99 W. Sapp
    • RDE: #97 S. Rice
    • SLB: #51 A. Singleton
    • MLB: #53 S. Quarles
    • WLB: #55 D. Brooks
    • LCB: #25 B. Kelly
    • RCB: #20 R. Barber
    • SS: #47 J. Lynch
    • FS: #34 D. Jackson
    SUBSTITUTIONS
    • 7 Gramatica, 9 Tupa, 22 Gibson, 23 Phillips, 26 Smith, 27 Stecker, 30 Barnes, 35 Ivy, 38 Howell, 45 Solwold, 52 Webster, 56 Nece, 74 Green, 77 Washington, 80 Yoder, 83 Jurevicius, 86 Williams, 88 Dudley, 91 Darby, 96 Wyms, 98 Smith
    DID NOT PLAY

    • 11 Johnson, 34 Stephens
    INACTIVE
    • 10 King, 31 Wansley, 43 Cook, 75 Brown, 81 Battaglia, 82 Walker, 84 Barlow, 90 Gurley

    INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

    RUSHING
    • BUCCANEERS: Pittman 11-53, Alstott 5-10.
    • RAMS: Gordon 4-44, Warner 3-19, Canidate 6-15, Faulk 6-9, Wilkins 1-2.
    PASSING
    • BUCCANEERS: B.Johnson 32-23-199-0-1.
    • RAMS: Warner 45-30-301-4-0.
    RECIEVING
    • BUCCANEERS: Pittman 6-28, Dilger 5-38, K.Johnson 4-59, McCardell 3-28, Dudley 2-15, Yoder 1-16, Alstott 1-10, Williams 1-5.
    • RAMS: Holt 12-139, Bruce 4-43, Proehl 4-31, Faulk 2-27, Conwell 2-20, Gordon 2-15, Murphy 2-11, WIlkins 1-10, Canidate 1-5.
    INTERCEPTIONS
    • BUCCANEERS: Brooks 1-39, Kelly 1-31, Rice 1-30, Jackson 1-20.
    • RAMS: none.
    KICK RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Stecker 2-51.
    • RAMS: Wilkins 4-68, Manumaleuna 2-19.
    PUNT RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Williams 1-0.
    • RAMS: Wilkins 1-7.
    SACKS
    • BUCCANEERS: Sapp 1-11, Quarles 1-8, Rice 1-7, Spires 1-6, Wyms 1-0.
    • RAMS: Little 1-10.

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