1:00 PM ET, November 2, 2003
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Saints coach Jim Haslett figured he could count on John Carney to redeem himself.Carney's 47-yard field goal with eight seconds left Sunday lifted New Orleans past the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17-14, atoning for his earlier fourth-quarter mistake.
First of all, the Saints aren't afraid of the big, bad Bucs. They know they can run the ball effectively, thus causing the Bucs to stack the line of scrimmage. When that happens, the Saints are able to throw the ball over the top against the Bucs' weakened secondary.
Question on the Bucs: Why have the Bucs been so bad at home (1-3)?
Eric Allen played cornerback for 14 NFL seasons with the Eagles, Saints and Raiders.
Simeon Rice had his ninth sack of the season, giving the Bucs at least one for the 68th consecutive game, tying the NFL record set by the Dallas Cowboys from 1976-80. ... The Saints played without injured receiver Donte' Stallworth (quadriceps) and defensive tackle Grady Jackson, who served a one-game suspension. ... New Orleans lost two defensive starters in the first half, with linebacker Darrin Smith (hamstring) and cornerback Dale Carter (quadriceps) not returning. ... Bucs safety Jermaine Phillips, starting in place of the injured John Lynch, broke his right forearm and will be out four to six weeks.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.4||5.2|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||4:03||MICHAEL LEWIS 38 YD PASS FROM AARON BROOKS (JOHN CARNEY KICK) |
Drive: 1 plays, 38 yds, :09
|TD||14:53||ASHLEY AMBROSE 73 YD INTERCEPTION RETURN (JOHN CARNEY KICK)||14||0|
|TD||7:01||MICHAEL PITTMAN 26 YD PASS FROM BRAD JOHNSON (MARTIN GRAMATICA KICK) |
Drive: 9 plays, 97 yds, 3:22
|TD||12:52||KEENAN MCCARDELL 30 YD PASS FROM BRAD JOHNSON (MARTIN GRAMATICA KICK) |
Drive: 7 plays, 70 yds, 1:45
|FG||14:52||JOHN CARNEY 47 YD |
Drive: 8 plays, 43 yds, 2:00