1:00 PM ET, December 7, 2003
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had hit bottom.
The Bucs are playing too inconsistently to make the playoffs. From one week to the next, there's no way to know which team will show up. This week, the Bucs' players responded to their backs being against the wall and stopped the Saints. Defensively, it looked as if the team of old at times, especially the way Saints' RB Deuce McAllister was shut down.
Question on the Saints: How responsible are Haslett and the coaching staff for the team's up-and-down play?
Eric Allen played cornerback for 14 NFL seasons with the Eagles, Saints and Raiders.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.9||4.8|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||13:21||BOO WILLIAMS 31 YD PASS FROM AARON BROOKS (JOHN CARNEY KICK) |
Drive: 9 plays, 86 yds, 5:06
|TD||13:35||KEN DILGER 14 YD PASS FROM BRAD JOHNSON (MARTIN GRAMATICA KICK) |
Drive: 2 plays, 37 yds, :13
|TD||14:48||WARREN SAPP 1 YD PASS FROM BRAD JOHNSON (MARTIN GRAMATICA KICK) |
Drive: 1 plays, 1 yds, :05