Cadillac Helps Bucs Snap Losing Streak


Sunday, November 19th 2006, 3:50 pm
By: News On 6


TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Jason Campbell looked poised and confident in his debut. Unfortunately for the Washington Redskins, the second-year quarterback no longer had Carnell ``Cadillac'' Williams behind him to make his job easier.

Williams stole the spotlight from his former Auburn teammate, rushing for 122 yards Sunday and Tampa Bay beat the Redskins 20-17 to end a 3-game losing streak.

Rookie Bruce Gradkowski, making his seventh start, threw touchdown passes of 2 yards to Anthony Becht and 34 yards to Joey Galloway, the latter snapping a 10-10 tie midway through the 4th quarter.

Williams' 26-yard run set up Matt Bryant's 31-yard field goal, giving the Buccaneers (3-7) a 10-point lead with less than 4-minutes remaining.

But Campbell and the Redskins (3-7) weren't finished.

Showing why coach Joe Gibbs drafted him in the first round and benched veteran starter Mark Brunell, Campbell led a 14-play, 80-yard drive that he capped with his second TD pass, a 4-yard TD pass to Todd Yoder.

Tampa Bay ran out the clock after Michael Clayton recovered the ensuing onside kick with 32 seconds left.

Campbell completed 19 of 34 passes for 196 yards and no interceptions. He threw a 3-yard TD pass to Chris Cooley for a 10-3 Washington lead in the 3rd quarter.

Williams, last year's NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, went over 100 yards for the second time this season. Gradkowski was 14-21 for 178 yards and 1-nterception.