4:15 PM ET, November 16, 2003
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Green Bay had Tampa Bay's once-vaunted defense on the verge of collapse, so coach Mike Sherman was determined to finish them off.
The Packers are definitely able to string together the wins necessary for them to make a run at the playoffs and the division title. Despite his broken thumb, Favre had a great game. This was his first win in Raymond James Stadium and it was truly a clutch victory. If they can continue to play this well on defense, the Packers will be dangerous down the stretch.
Question on the Bucs: Is it almost that time to put a fork in the champs?
Eric Allen played cornerback for 14 NFL seasons with the Eagles, Saints and Raiders.
The Packers beat the reigning Super Bowl champion for the third straight season. ... The Packers are 20-2 when Green runs for 100 yards. ... Favre needs two TD passes to tie Marino's record of 10 consecutive seasons with at least 20. ... Gramatica's first field goal put him ahead of Michael Husted as Tampa Bay's career scoring leader. He finished the day with 508 points. ... Jones' 61-yarder was the longest run of the former Arizona running back's career. ... Tampa Bay WR Joe Jurevicius (knee sprain) played for the first time since the second game of the season. He had one catch for 5 yards.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.3||5.8|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||7:29||TONY FISHER 5 YD PASS FROM BRETT FAVRE (RYAN LONGWELL KICK) |
Drive: 9 plays, 47 yds, 4:04
|FG||1:56||RYAN LONGWELL 31 YD |
Drive: 4 plays, 9 yds, 1:31
|FG||4:24||MARTIN GRAMATICA 24 YD |
Drive: 5 plays, 65 yds, 2:28
|FG||7:08||RYAN LONGWELL 33 YD |
Drive: 6 plays, 24 yds, 2:44
|FG||15:00||MARTIN GRAMATICA 47 YD |
Drive: 3 plays, 21 yds, :14
|TD||2:31||KEENAN MCCARDELL 3 YD PASS FROM BRAD JOHNSON (MARTIN GRAMATICA KICK) |
Drive: 4 plays, 65 yds, 4:31
|TD||6:06||AHMAN GREEN 1 YD RUN (RYAN LONGWELL KICK) |
Drive: 17 plays, 98 yds, 9:42