Bucs-Redskins summary, gradebook

Here is the scoring summary and gradebook from Tampa Bay's 19-13 victory over Washington:

Tampa Bay 19, Washington 13

First quarter

TB: Earnest Graham 1 run (Matt Bryant kick), 10:00

Drive: 3 plays, 19 yards, 1:23.

Key play: Bucs CB Phillip Buchanon forced a fumble from Redskins WR Santana Moss, and S Tanard Jackson returned it to the Washington 19.

Tampa Bay 7, Washington 0

TB: Bryant 35 field goal, 6:27

Drive: 6 plays, 2 yards, 3:07.

Key play: Bucs DE Greg White forced Redskins RB Clinton Portis to fumble, and Jackson recovered the ball and returned it to the Redskins 19. .

Tampa Bay 10, Washington 0

Second quarter

TB: Bryant 27 field goal, 12:28

Drive: 4 plays, 9 yards, 2:12.

Key play: White forced a fumble by Redskins QB Jason Campbell and Bucs DE Kevin Carter recovered it inside the Redskins 20-yard line.

Tampa Bay 13, Washington 0

TB: Bryant 48 field goal, 10:13

Drive: 4 plays, 2 yards, :58.

Key play: Bucs S Jermaine Phillips forced a fumble from Portis, which was recovered by White.

Tampa Bay 16, Washington 0

WSH: Shaun Suisham 43 field goal, 6:11

Drive: 11 plays, 35 yards, 4:02.

Key play: Bucs DE Gaines Adams flushed Campbell out of the pocket and forced a third-down incompletion to set up the field goal.

Tampa Bay 16, Washington 3

TB: Bryant 39 field goal, :00

Drive: 6 plays, 29 yards, 1:33.

Key play: Tampa Bay's defense forced a change of possession after keeping Redskins WR Keenan McCardell from making a first down at the Redskins 20. The Redskins were forced to punt.

Tampa Bay 19, Washington 3

Third quarter

WSH: Chris Cooley 39 pass from Jason Campbell (Suisham kick), 10:38

Drive: 9 plays, 73 yards, 4:22.

Key play: Cooley ran an up and out against Bucs LB Cato June, who handed off coverage to an unprepared Buchanon. Cooley got behind both for an easy catch up the sideline.

Tampa Bay 19, Washington 10

Fourth quarter

WSH: Suisham 38 field goal, 11:19.

Drive: 12 plays, 36 yards, 4:45.

Key play: Carter's 100th career sack forced the Redskins into a 6-yard loss and the field goal.

Tampa Bay 19, Washington 13

Statistics

Rushing

Tampa Bay

Player — No. — Yds. — TD — Lg.

Earnest Graham — 21 — 75 — 1 — 12

Bruce Gradkowski — 2 — 24 — 0 — 13

Jeff Garcia — 2 — 0 — 0 — 1

Totals — 25 — 99 — 0 — 13

Washington

Player — No. — Yds. — TD — Lg.

Clinton Portis — 20 — 68 — 0 — 11

Ladell Betts — 8 — 47 — 0 — 16

Jason Campbell — 2 — 4 — 0 — 2

Antwann Randle El — 1 — 1 — 0 — 1

Totals — 31 — 120 — 0 — 16

Passing

Tampa Bay

Player — Att. — Co. — Yds. — TD — INT

Bruce Gradkowski — 19 — 9 — 106 — 0 — 0

Jeff Garcia — 4 — 2 — 9 — 0 — 0

Totals — 23 — 11 — 115 — 0 — 0

Washington

Player — Att. — Co. — Yds. — TD — INT

Jason Campbell — 49 — 30 — 301 — 1 — 2

Totals — 49 — 30 — 301 — 1 — 2

Receiving

Tampa Bay

Player — No. — Yds. — TD — Lg.

Ike Hilliard — 4 — 44 — 0 — 16

Alex Smith — 3 — 41 — 0 — 20

Joey Galloway — 2 — 21 — 0 — 12

Earnest Graham — 2 — 9 — 0 — 6

Totals — 11 — 115 — 0 — 20

Washington

Player — No. — Yds. — Avg. — TD — Lg.

Chris Cooley — 6 — 96 — 1 — 39t

Keenan McCardell — 6 — 60 — 0 — 16

Reche Caldwell — 5 — 43 — 0 — 13

Santana Moss — 5 — 37 — 0 — 12

Clinton Portis — 5 — 33 — 0 — 9

Ladell Betts — 3 — 32 — 0 — 19

Totals — 30 — 301 — 1 — 39t

Bucs Gradebook

Quarterback: D. Bruce Gradkowski was just asked to maintain the Bucs' lead after replacing Jeff Garcia. He barely did that. When he threw, especially to Joey Galloway, he had similar timing problems to last year.

Running backs: B. Earnest Graham had more than 50 yards in the first quarter, but only 75 for the game. Hard to blame him or the offensive line. The Redskins stacked the box after Garcia left the game, knowing the Bucs wanted to run.

Wide receivers: C. You really can't blame them for the situation at quarterback. But they did drop a couple of passes that would have helped the youngster out.

Offensive line: C. They had a great first quarter. But once the Redskins started stacking the box, the yards were hard to come by. The Redskins got a good rush when they needed it.

Defensive line: B. They didn't get the pass rush they needed late. But Kevin Carter's sack was timely, as were Greg White's two forced fumbles. They also bottled up the inside to help stop the run.

Linebackers: B. Derrick Brooks had the big stop on 4th-and-1 and he had a huge game with 12 tackles. Barrett Ruud pitched in 10, plus a quarterback hurry. Cato June had five tackles.

Secondary: B. They had a lot to do as the Redskins threw 49 times. The two interceptions late were absolutely key to the win. Phillip Buchanon forced a fumble and Tanard Jackson recovered two. But Buchanon lost coverage on Chris Cooley's TD catch.

Special teams: A. Matt Bryant had a huge day, kicking four field goals. So did P Josh Bidwell. He averaged 50.4 yards per punt and bailed the Bucs offense out countless times by forcing the Redskins to move the ball the length of the field.

Overall grade: B. The offense drove down the grade. This would have been an easy game had the Bucs just converted one of Bryant's four field goals into touchdowns. But the defense was stellar for the most part. Yes, they gave up 412 total yards. But they were dog tired by the end and just hanging on after being left out there for 25 minutes in the second half. But they came through when they had to, especially Ronde Barber and Brian Kelly.

Bucs at a glance

Record: 7-4.

Playoff pulse: Pretty strong. There seems to be little standing in their way of a playoff berth.

What's coming up

Dec. 2: at New Orleans. Here's the roadblock. The Saints can make it a ball game with a win. The Bucs can end all hope with a win.


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