Tampa Bay 24, Cincinnati 21

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, October 10, 2010 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, October 10, 2010
WHERE: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio
TEMPERATURE: 81°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Scott Green
ATTENDANCE: 63888

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Tampa Bay 0 7 7 10 24
Cincinnati 7 3 3 8 21

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 3-1 1-1 2-0 W1
Cincinnati 2-3 1-1 1-2 L2

Recap

Connor Barth kicked a game-winning 31-yard field goal with one second left as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers rallied for a 24-21 victory over the host Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.

Earnest Graham had a touchdown run for the Buccaneers (3-1), who intercepted Carson Palmer twice in the fourth quarter. The second, by Sabby Piscitelli, led to the game-winning field goal.

Piscitelli intercepted Palmer and returned it 37 yards. Bucs quarterback Josh Freeman then hit Mike Williams for 14 yards to the Cincinnati 14-yard line. The sideline catch was reviewed and upheld.

The Bengals tried to ice Barth, who promptly split the uprights with for the victory.

Palmer's 1-yard touchdown pass to rookie tight end Jermaine Gresham and the ensuing two-point conversion gave the Bengals a 21-14 lead with 12:19 left.

But the Bengals couldn't put away Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers' rally began when Aqib Talib intercepted Palmer at the Cincinnati 38-yard line. Five plays later, Freeman hit Williams for a 20-yard touchdown and Barth’s extra point tied it at 21 with 1:21 left.

Cedric Benson ran for a season-high 144 yards on 23 carries and Terrell Owens had seven receptions for 102 yards and a touchdown for the Bengals (2-3), who couldn’t overcome three interceptions from Palmer.

Palmer finished 21 of 36 for 209 yards.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Tampa Bay   Cincinnati
Earnest Graham Player Cedric Benson
3 Attempts 23
65 Yards 144
21.7 Avg Yards 6.3
1 Touchdowns 0
61 Long 22
Receiving
Tampa Bay   Cincinnati
Mike Williams Player Terrell Owens
7 Receptions 7
99 Yards 102
14.1 Avg Yards 14.6
1 Touchdowns 1
37 Long 43

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Tampa Bay 391 125 266 3 1 3 0.0 0
Cincinnati 358 149 209 2 2 1 3.0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Cincinnati will play their next game on the road against Atlanta. The Bengals have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .400 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against New Orleans. The Buccaneers have a W/L % of .750 after a win and .750 after a loss.
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