1:00 PM ET, December 9, 2001
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- With the game -- and maybe Tampa Bay's season -- on the line, Keyshawn Johnson demanded the Buccaneers put matters into his hands.
Keyshawn Johnson's leaping catch over Detroit's Jimmy Wyrick was his first of the season for Tampa Bay.
I don't think the Bucs are a playoff threat. They seem to struggle with everybody, and their offense has been sputtering all season.
The Bucs' offense has struggled. The big problem has been the offensive line, which is having a hard time protecting the quarterback and establishing the run.
So the Bucs aren't doing what they normally do well -- run the football and stop the run. In their recent history, the Bucs have attempted to control the clock with the run. But they've become a short passing team, making dink-and-dunk throws.
ESPN.com's Vinny Cerrato was director of player personnel for the Redskins and 49ers.
Keyshawn Johnson had his third 100-yard game, boosting his total for the year to 1,077 ... The Bucs are 6-1 against rookie quarterbacks under Dungy ... Lions cornerback Terry Fair left with a foot sprain in the second quarter and did not return.