One who did was Tampa Bay sackmeister Simeon Rice, who had seven tackles, two sacks and one forced fumble and is the BucMag.com Bucs MVP of the Game.
Rice, who entered the game as the Bucs' leading sacker with 11 quarterback takedowns, was miffed that he was passed over for the Pro Bowl and said he planned to make the wild card game against the Eagles his personal showcase game to prove to everyone that he can be a complete defensive end who can play the run as well as rush the passer. Mission accomplished.
Rice was very fired up to play his old high school teammate, Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb, and he came through with another big game and a two-sack effort, which gave him 13 sacks in his first season in Tampa Bay, including the post-season.
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