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Second Quarter In Review

January 27, 2003

RUSHING LEADERS

Oakland

Garner...5 carries, 9 yards

Tampa Bay

Pittman...6 carries, 47 yards

RECEIVING LEADERS

Oakland

Porter...2 catches, 20 yards

Tampa Bay

K. Johnson...3 catches, 30 yards

PASSING LEADERS

Oakland

Gannon...3-9, 25 yards

Tampa Bay

B. Johnson...6-11, 63 yards

The lowdown: Tampa Bay just took over. After Gramatica's 43-yard field goal, the Buccaneers got a 25-yard punt return from Karl Williams that put them in position for Mike Alstott's short scoring run. Brad Johnson hit Keenan McCardell on a short scoring pass for a 20-3 halftime lead.

Big play: Dexter Jackson made his second interception, staying put while Gannon tried his pump-fake routine, and made a 25-yard return that seemed to further shock Raider morale.

Unanswered questions: What was wrong with Gannon? And did the strange absence of starting Pro Bowl center Barret Robbins have an impact on the Raiders' concentration?

Did you notice? The looks of dismay on the Raider sideline as the quarter went on. At halftime, Oakland Coach Bill Callahan told a TV sideline reporter that the problem was his team had lost its poise. How about its spirit, in the face of Tampa Bay's swarming, aggressive defense?

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