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Buccaneers best and worst: game 11

Compiled by LAWRENCE HOLLYFIELD

© St. Petersburg Times, published November 19, 2000


BEST -- TAMPA BAY 16, SEATTLE 3, NOV. 28, 1999: The Seahawks, 5-0 against the Bucs, were 8-2 and Seattle was buzzing with talk of home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. The 6-4 Bucs had just gained a share of first but were visiting the West Coast, where they almost always lost. But no one looked more lost than Seattle's Jon Kitna, who fumbled, threw five interceptions and was sacked three times. The Bucs totaled 156 yards but emerged with a dominant win and a new quarterback. Trent Dilfer broke a collarbone on the second play of the second half and never played again for the Bucs. Shaun King, who had taken no NFL snaps, came in and finished off the win, throwing a touchdown and finishing 3-for-7 for 32 yards. "I know I'm going to be a great quarterback one day," King said a day later. "I just want to see if I'm ready right now to take this team where it's capable of going."

WORST -- N.Y. JETS 62, TAMPA BAY 28, NOV. 17, 1985: At the end of the 1984 season, the Bucs allowed the Jets to score a late touchdown in a failed effort to help James Wilder break the NFL record for yards from scrimmage in a season. Eleven months later, the enraged Jets got their revenge, setting records for a Bucs opponent that still stand. Most points. Most yards (581). Most passing yards in a regulation game (379). Most touchdowns (8). Most first downs (35). And the Bucs might have an NFL mark for least time of possession in a quarter (23 seconds), but such records are not easily found. "No, it (revenge) never crossed our mind," tackle Marvin Powell said with a straight face. "Of course, I'm lying." And to think the Bucs, who delivered a shutout the week before, led 14-0.

OTHER LOSSES OF NOTE: Against the Vikings in 1980, the Bucs defense was so bad that Doug Williams threw for 486 yards and four touchdowns and Tampa Bay totaled 573 yards but lost 38-30. ... In 1991, Tampa Bay and Atlanta were tied 0-0 after a quarter. Atlanta led 33-0 at the half en route (rout?) to a 43-7 win.

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