Tampa Bay 17, Cleveland 14

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, September 12, 2010 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, September 12, 2010
WHERE: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
TEMPERATURE: 87°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Jeff Triplette
ATTENDANCE: 47211

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Cleveland 7 7 0 0 14
Tampa Bay 3 7 0 7 17

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 0-1 0-0 0-1 L1
Tampa Bay 1-0 1-0 0-0 W1

Recap

Josh Freeman found Micheal Spurlock with a 33-yard touchdown strike with 6:45 remaining in the fourth quarter to propel the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a 17-14 victory over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.

Carnell Williams rushed for 75 yards and Freeman threw for 182 yards and two scores for the Buccaneers (1-0).

Tampa Bay trailed 14-3 before Freeman connected with rookie Mike Williams down the middle for a 3-yard touchdown with 18 seconds remaining in the first half.

Neither team made much headway on offense in the second half before Freeman drove the Buccaneers 47 yards on six plays in the fourth quarter, capped by the touchdown throw to Spurlock.

The Jake Delhomme era did not get off to a great start in Cleveland, as the veteran quarterback completed 20-of-37 passes for 227 yards, one touchdown and a pair of interceptions for a 59.2 rating. Mohamed Massaquoi had two receptions for 46 yards, including a 41-yard touchdown.

The Browns (0-1) got the ball back with 2:16 left in the game, but managed to gain just 11 yards before turning it over on downs after six plays.

Freeman finished 17-of-28 for 182 yards and two touchdowns.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Cleveland   Tampa Bay
Jerome Harrison Player Cadillac Williams
9 Attempts 22
52 Yards 75
5.8 Avg Yards 3.4
0 Touchdowns 0
39 Long 20
Receiving
Cleveland   Tampa Bay
Evan Moore Player Michael Spurlock
3 Receptions 2
87 Yards 49
29.0 Avg Yards 24.5
0 Touchdowns 1
49 Long 33

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Cleveland 340 104 236 2 0 1 3.0 1
Tampa Bay 288 119 169 2 1 2 0.0 3

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play their next game on the road against Carolina. The Buccaneers have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Kansas City. The Browns have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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