Bucs-Titans scoring summary
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Bucs WR Joey Galloway (Getty)
Bucs WR Joey Galloway (Getty)
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Posted Oct 14, 2007
Matthew Postins


Here is the complete scoring summary of the Buccaneers' 13-10 win over the Titans on Sunday. Along with the numbers are my position grades for Sunday's game.

Buccaneers 13, Titans 10

Game summary

Second quarter

TB: Matt Bryant 23 field goal, 6:11

Drive: 8 plays, 59 yards, 4:20.

Key play: Bucs DE Patrick Chukwurah recovered a Titans fumble at the Tennessee 36, sparking the drive.

Tampa Bay 3, Tennessee 0

Third quarter

TEN: Rob Bironas 48 field goal, 7:52

Drive: 12 plays, 45 yards, 7:08.

Key play: Titans QB Vince Young converts two key third downs with passes to Eric Moulds and Roydell Williams, respectively.

Tampa Bay 3, Tennessee 3

TB: Joey Galloway 69 pass from Jeff Garcia (Bryant kick), 2:29

Drive: 3 plays, 80 yards, 1:30.

Key play: Garcia’s TD pass was right on the money, hitting Galloway in full stride. CB Nick Harper overran his coverage just enough to open up the lane for the pass.

Tampa Bay 10, Tennessee 3

Fourth quarter

TEN: LenDale White 2 run (Rob Bironas kick), 1:17.

Drive: 13 plays, 86 yards, 6:17.

Key play: Officials overturned a Ronde Barber interception in the end zone after determining that part of his body landed out of bounds.

Tampa Bay 10, Tennessee 10

TB: Bryant 43 field goal, :11.

Drive: 7 plays, 55 yards, 1:06.

Key play: Ike Hilliard kept the drive alive with a 28-yard catch on 3rd-and-10 at the Buccaneers 20. Michael Clayton and B.J. Askew gave him two great blocks so he could get out of bounds and stop the clock.

Tampa Bay 13, Tennessee 10

Statistics

Rushing

Tampa Bay

Player — No. — Yds. — Avg. — TD

Earnest Graham — 13 — 29 — 0 — 10

Jeff Garcia — 2 — 1 — 0 — 2

Totals — 15 — 30 — 0 — 0

Tennessee

Player — No. — Yds. — TD — Lg.

LenDale White — 25 — 64 — 1 — 5

Chris Brown — 5 — 26 — 0 — 9

Vince Young — 3 — 6 — 0 — 4

Totals— 33 — 96 — 1 — 9

Passing

Tampa Bay

Player — Att. — Co. — Yds. — TD — INT

Jeff Garcia — 31 — 20 — 274 — 1 — 0

Totals— 31 — 20 — 274 — 1 — 0

Tennessee

Player — Att. — Co. — Yds. — TD — INT

Kerry Collins — 20 — 10 — 125 — 0 — 0

Vince Young — 14 — 11 — 120 — 0 — 1

— 34 — 21 — 245 — 0 — 1

Receiving

Tampa Bay

Player — No. — Yds. — TD — Lg.

Earnest Graham — 6 — 17 — 0 — 6

Joey Galloway — 4 — 97 — 1 — 69t

Ike Hilliard — 4 — 59 — 0 — 28

B.J. Askew — 3 — 33 — 0 — 17

Michael Clayton — 2 — 53 — 0 — 39

Alex Smith — 1 — 15 — 0 — 15 —

— 20 — 274 — 1 — 69t

Tennessee

Player — No. — Yds. — Avg. — TD — Lg.

Eric Moulds — 6 — 49 — 0 — 12

Roydell Williams — 5 — 44 — 0 — 12

Justin Gage — 4 — 82 — 0 — 42

Bo Scaife — 3 — 45 — 0 — 17

LenDale White — 2 — 9 — 0 — 9

Ben Hartsock — 1 — 16 — 0 — 16

— 34 — 21 — 245 — 0 — 42

Bucs Gradebook

Quarterback: B+. While he didn’t lead a great time-chewing drive, he hit Joey Galloway for a deep TD and ran a great two-minute drill to set up the winning field goal. Plus, no picks.

Running backs: D. The Bucs said they weren’t expecting to run the ball well? How about poorly? They averaged 2 yards per carry. Even with Graham starting, I expected more than 30 yards total rushing.

Wide receivers: B+. Joey Galloway caught the deep TD Ike Hilliard caught two key passes on the final drive. Even Michael Clayton set up a field goal with a deep catch. This group made nice plays all day.

Offensive line: B-. Give them credit for not allowing a sack. Give them demerits for not getting a push in the run game. That’s two weeks in a row. The Bucs must run the ball — now.

Defensive line: B-. Did a solid job up front in run defense. They could have gotten more pressure, even though they got three sacks and nine pressures. They didn’t fly around as much as Jon Gruden would have liked — and he made that clear.

Linebackers: A-. Barrett Ruud gave up one long pass in coverage. Otherwise, this group played splendidly. Cato June had 10 tackles. Derrick Brooks forced a fumble.

Secondary: A-. This unit made it hard to find receivers all day. Phillip Buchanon continues his great play, picking off Vince Young deep. The pass defense really allowed just one big play, a 42-yard catch by Justin Gage.

Special teams: B. Matt Bryant kicked the game-winner. Josh Bidwell had a 44.3-yard average. Tanard Jackson made a great open-field tackle on the final kickoff. Mark Jones’ punt returns could have been better.

Overall grade: B. It became apparent as the game went on that if Tampa Bay didn’t win this game, it could me a season-killer. The fact that they found a way to win, despite the complete lack of a run game, is encouraging. This team makes few mistakes offensively, and the defense continues to play at a level that will help them steal some games down the line. They just need a more consistent pass rush.


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