1:00 PM ET, November 8, 2009
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
TAMPA, Fla. -- Wearing one of those ghastly creamsicle jerseys that are an ugly reminder of Tampa Bay's past, rookie Josh Freeman gave the struggling Buccaneers plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the future.
A late rally led the Bucs to their first victory of the season Sunday. Here's a look at how Tampa Bay fared vs. Green Bay in the fourth quarter:
|Time of poss.||10:09||4:51|
|Avg. start||GB 24||GB 43|
• The Bucs snapped an 11-game losing streak dating back to last season, becoming the last team in the NFL to get a win this season.
• Tampa Bay scored 21 unanswered points in the final 11:34 to rally for the victory.
• Rookie QB Josh Freeman was 14-for-31 with 205 yards, three TDs and an interception in his first career start.
• Raheem Morris earned his first career win as a head coach.
• Aaron Rodgers tied a career high with three INTs. He threw just two picks in his first seven games of the season.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Tampa Bay cornerback Ronde Barber got his 13th career return touchdown on a blocked punt. Barber is tied for the third-most return touchdowns all time. He trails Deion Sanders (19) and Rod Woodson (17) for the most return touchdowns in NFL history. ... Green Bay running back Ahman Green gained 45 yards rushing and has 8,208 yards rushing with the Packers, surpassing Hall of Famer Jim Taylor (8,207) for the most rushing yards in franchise history. ... Bucs WR Antonio Bryant was inactive because of a sore left knee. ... Jones finished with four receptions for 103 yards for Green Bay. Grant rushed for 96 yards on 21 attempts. ... Packers RT Mark Tauscher (knee) played for the first time this season, but was not able to finish the game.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.5||4.9|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||2-2||3-3|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||2|
|TD||12:27||James Jones 74 Yard Pass From Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 2 plays, 80 yds, 0:55
|TD||8:52||Derrick Ward 6 Yard Pass From Josh Freeman (Connor Barth Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 2 plays, 8 yds, 0:47
|TD||2:47||Ryan Grant 2 Yard Run (Mason Crosby Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 11 plays, 69 yds, 6:06
|TD||12:09||Ronde Barber 31 Yard Return of Blocked Punt (Connor Barth Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 3 plays, 6 yds, 1:26
|TD||7:46||Donald Driver 32 Yard Pass From Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 76 yds, 4:21
|FG||0:11||Connor Barth 38 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 12 plays, 74 yds, 2:26
|TD||13:04||Aaron Rodgers 12 Yard Run (Mason Crosby Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 62 yds, 3:36
|TD||11:44||Kellen Winslow 7 Yard Pass From Josh Freeman (Josh Freeman Pass to Kellen Winslow For Two-Point Conversion is No Good)|
Drive info: 3 plays, 17 yds, 1:20
|TD||4:20||Sammie Stroughter 7 Yard Pass From Josh Freeman (Josh Freeman Pass to Michael Clayton For Two-Point Conversion is Good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 72 yds, 3:01
|TD||0:52||Tanard Jackson 35 Yard Interception Return (Connor Barth Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, -2 yds, 1:00