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By Times staff
© St. Petersburg Times
published January 12, 2003

ROGER MILLS: Tampa Bay 24, San Francisco 17 -- The return of a rested Brad Johnson and a cross-country quest for the 49ers means the Bucs will pull away in the fourth quarter.

GARY SHELTON: Tampa Bay 24, San Francisco 21 -- Brad Johnson proves again how valuable he is to this team.

JOHN ROMANO: Tampa Bay 19, San Francisco 17 -- Refs blow a late call to stall a potential game-winning drive for the 49ers.

RICK STROUD: Tampa Bay 21, San Francisco 17 -- First Dungy, now Mariucci, Bucs owners will feel pretty about their choice of Gruden after today's game.


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