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Quick hits

By Compiled by Ernest Hooper

© St. Petersburg Times, published January 1, 2001


-- Atlantic recording artist Debelah Morgan sang the national anthem.

-- Temperature at kickoff was 34 degrees, with a wind chill of 11. The wind was blowing out of the west at 18 mph with gusts to 31.

-- In their second consecutive cold climate game, several Bucs played with bare arms, including defensive end John McLaughlin, safety John Lynch, running back Warrick Dunn, center Jeff Christy, returner Karl Williams, fullback Mike Alstott and linebacker Al Singleton.

-- During the regular season, the Bucs defensive line accounted for 83 percent of the team's record-breaking 55 sacks. The trend continued in the first quarter when end Steve White dropped Donovan McNabb for a 10-yard loss.

-- The Bucs trailed or were tied at the half in five games this season. They lost all five. Under Tony Dungy, they are 11-27 when tied or trailing at the half.

-- The Eagles are 7-0 when tight end Jeff Thomason catches a touchdown pass.

-- The previous largest margin of defeat for Tampa Bay this season was 14 points. The loss was the Bucs' biggest since a 45-0 blowout against Oakland on Dec. 19, 1999.

-- Playing with an injured shoulder, Derrick Brooks made seven tackles. It was the sixth time this season he played all game and failed to register double digits in tackles. The Bucs were 3-3 in those games.

-- The Bucs had the ball in Philadelphia territory three times. One possession resulted in a field goal. On the other two, they lost the ball on downs.

-- The Bucs had 50 net yards rushing. It was their lowest output of the season, dropping below the 72 they had at Washington, the 67 at Green Bay and the 63 at Minnesota -- all losses.

-- The Bucs averaged 2.6 yards a carry, equaling their lowest average of the season (at Washington and at Miami).

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