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Pittman burns Falcons for big day

Michael Pittman's 68-yard TD reception in the second quarter was a perfectly executed play.

Updated: September 21, 2003, 8:50 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

ATLANTA -- The touchdown catch that garnered the most excitement in the Tampa Bay locker room, following Sunday's 31-10 dismantling of the Atlanta Falcons here, was the six-yard scoring grab by defensive tackle Warren Sapp late in the second quarter.

But the pass play that provided the Bucs a lead that they would not relinquish, and which demonstrated the brilliant design skills of coach Jon Gruden and the vision of quarterback Brad Johnson, was a 68-yarder by tailback Michael Pittman seven ...

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