Tampa Bay 38, Arizona 35

Sunday, October 31, 2010 4:15 PM
WHEN: 4:15 PM EST, Sunday, October 31, 2010
WHERE: University of Phoenix Stadium, Phoenix, Arizona
TEMPERATURE: DOME
HEAD OFFICIAL: Ron Winter
ATTENDANCE: 61857

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Tampa Bay 7 17 7 7 38
Arizona 7 7 14 7 35

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 5-2 2-2 3-0 W2
Arizona 3-4 2-1 1-3 L2

Recap

LeGarrette Blount ran for 120 yards and a pair of touchdowns and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers held on for a wild 38-35 victory over the host Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.

Aqib Talib had an interception return for a touchdown and a game-clinching pick, helping Tampa Bay (5-2) to its franchise-record fifth straight road win and a share of the NFC South lead.

After Josh Freeman led another one of his signature fourth-quarter comebacks, the Cardinals turned the ball over on their next possession. But Arizona blocked a field goal and took over at its own 48-yard line with 3:13 left.

Derek Anderson, who came on after rookie Max Hall threw two interceptions that were returned for touchdowns, drove the Cardinals (3-4) into the red zone before being intercepted by Talib with 2:10 remaining.

Anderson finished 16 of 24 for 234 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. 

Larry Fitzgerald scored twice - his first time reaching the end zone since Week 3 - and Steve Breaston had eight catches for a career-high 147 yards for Arizona, which rallied from a 17-point third-quarter deficit.
 
Freeman finished 18 of 25 for 278 yards and a touchdown. Six of his eight career wins have featured fourth-quarter comebacks, including four this season.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Tampa Bay   Arizona
LeGarrette Blount Player Beanie Wells
22 Attempts 16
120 Yards 50
5.4 Avg Yards 3.1
2 Touchdowns 1
48 Long 14
Receiving
Tampa Bay   Arizona
Mike Williams Player Steve Breaston
4 Receptions 8
105 Yards 147
26.2 Avg Yards 18.4
1 Touchdowns 0
47 Long 37

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Tampa Bay 407 154 253 5 1 4 1.0 1
Arizona 396 100 296 5 0 0 2.0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Arizona will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .429 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game on the road against Atlanta. The Buccaneers have a W/L % of .714 after a win and .714 after a loss.
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