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Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Tennessee Titans: How they scored

OT_343592_WALL_Bucs_15 (11/27/2011  Nashville) Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib (25) celebrates his interception and touchdown during the third quarter with cornerback E.J. Biggers (31). Talib had a 27 yard return on the play. SECOND HALF ACTION: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers play the Tennessee Titans at LP Field in Nashville. The Tennessee Titans won 23-17. [DANIEL WALLACE, Times]

DANIEL WALLACE | Times

OT_343592_WALL_Bucs_15 (11/27/2011 Nashville) Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib (25) celebrates his interception and touchdown during the third quarter with cornerback E.J. Biggers (31). Talib had a 27 yard return on the play. SECOND HALF ACTION: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers play the Tennessee Titans at LP Field in Nashville. The Tennessee Titans won 23-17. [DANIEL WALLACE, Times]

First quarter
Scores
3-0 Bucs 8:02 11 plays, 67 yards, 5:44
Connor Barth 43-yard field goal. Key plays: After fumbling on the Bucs' first possession, RB LeGarrette Blount turned a screen pass into a 35-yard gain to spark a rare early score. (The Bucs have five field goals and no offensive touchdowns in the first quarter this season.) TE Kellen Winslow added a 16-yard catch to the Titans 21 on third and 9.
7-3 Titans 7:47 None
Tommie Campbell 84-yard kickoff return (Rob Bironas kick). Key play: Marc Mariani started the return then handed off to Campbell at the 16 on a reverse. The rookie raced down the right sideline untouched to complete the 100-yard play.


7-3

Second quarter
Scores
10-3 Titans 3:52 8 plays, 26 yards, 3:20
Rob Bironas 31-yard field goal. Key plays: The drive was set up by DE Dave Ball, who stripped the ball from QB Josh Freeman then recovered the fumble at the Bucs 38. Matt Hasselbeck's passes of 20 yards to WR Damian Williams and 13 yards to TE Jared Cook set up the field goal.
10-10 :13 6 plays, 29 yards, :46
Mike Williams 3-yard pass from Josh Freeman (Connor Barth kick) Key plays: CB Ronde Barber set up the Bucs' first touchdown, punching the ball loose from RB Javon Ringer. S Tanard Jackson returned the fumble to the Titans 29. Freeman connected with TE Kellen Winslow three times for 23 yards, then hit Williams on a left slant for the score.


10-10

Third quarter
Scores
17-10 Bucs 12:04 None

Aqib Talib 27-yard interception return (Connor Barth kick). Key play: Talib converted the game's seventh turnover into seven points for the Bucs. The cornerback intercepted Matt Hasselbeck's pass intended for WR Nate Washington at the Titans 27 and returned it untouched for the go-ahead TD.



17-10

Fourth quarter
Scores
17-13 Bucs 11:57 9 plays, 37 yards, 3:58
Rob Bironas 52-yard field goal. Key plays: A 25-yard run by Chris Johnson and 12-yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck to WR Nate Washington on third and 7 got the Titans close enough for the long, wind-aided field goal.
20-17 Titans 3:01 10 plays, 80 yards, 4:13
Damian Williams 2-yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck (Rob Bironas kick). Key plays: Hasselbeck completed two 11-yard passes (Williams and Lavelle Hawkins). But the big blow was a 34-yard run by Chris Johnson to the Bucs 25. The score came on fourth and goal from the 2.
23-17 Titans 1:44 6 plays, 27 yards, :35
Rob Bironas 38-yard field goal. Key play: Two plays after the Tennessee touchdown, LB Colin McCarthy intercepted Josh Freeman at the Bucs 47, setting up Bironas' third field goal of the game.


23-17

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Tennessee Titans: How they scored 11/27/11 [Last modified: Monday, November 28, 2011 9:34am]
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