By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
On Saturday afternoon, the Oakland Raiders faces the Houston Texans in the Wild Card Round in Houston, Texas. This is the Raiders first playoff game since Super Bowl XXXVII.
We’ll look back on this game. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Raiders 48-21 at Qualcomm Stadium.
The Bucs won their first Super Bowl in their franchise history on Jan. 26, 2003. They ended their season with a 15-4 record.
The Raiders fell to 13-6.
Tampa Bay had 365 yards. Buccaneers quarterback Brad Johnson had 215 passing yards and 10 rushing yards.
Johnson accounted for two touchdowns, which both went to Keenan McCardell, who had 13 receiving yards. McCardell first caught a five-yard touchdown reception.
He also caught an eight-yard touchdown reception.
The Bucs defense was dominate as they had three interceptions returned for touchdowns. Dwight Smith had two interceptions, while Derrick Brooks had the other.
Smith first had a 44-yard interception return for a touchdown. He also had a 50-yard pick-six with two seconds left in the game.
Then, with 1:18 left in the game, Brooks added a 44-yard pick-six.
Bucs kicker Martín Gramática also made two field goals.
Oakland had 291 yards. Raiders quarterback Rich Gannon had 272 passing yards and three rushing yards.
Gannon accounted for two touchdowns. He first threw a 39-yard touchdown reception to Jerry Porter, who had 62 receiving yards.
He also hit Jerry Rice, who had a 77 receiving yards, for a 48-yard touchdown reception.
Eric Johnson also had a 13-yard blocked punt return for a touchdown. This, along with the two touchdown passes by Gannon, the Raiders failed to convert on two-point conversions.
Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski also made a 40-yard field goal.
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