Tampa Bay Gets A Home Win
Sunday, November 25th 2007, 3:49 pm
By: News On 6
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Ronde Barber and Brian Kelly couldn't have picked a better time for their first interceptions of the season. Barber became Tampa Bay's all-time interceptions leader with 3:40 remaining Sunday and Kelly picked off Jason Campbell's throw in the end zone with 17 seconds left. The Buccaneers held on for a 19-13 victory over the Washington Redskins.
The turnovers were the fifth and sixth forced by Tampa Bay's defense, which also recovered four fumbles to set up a touchdown and three field goals in the first half.
Tampa Bay (7-4) played most of the day without quarterback Jeff Garcia, who injured his back on the first play and remained on the sideline until Washington pulled within a touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Jason Campbell led the Redskins' comeback from a 19-3 halftime deficit. A week after setting career highs for attempts (54), completions (33) and yards (346) in a close loss to Dallas, the second-year pro was 30-of-49 for 301 yards.
Ronde Barber's 32nd career interception stopped one Washington threat at the Tampa 31. The Redskins had marched from their 7 to the Bucs 16 before Kelly broke in front of Santana Moss in the closing seconds.
The Bucs, who built their halftime lead on Earnest Graham's 1-yard touchdown run and four field goals by Matt Bryant, held on despite being outgained 316-16 and not making a first down in the second half.