10.07.2011

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeat Indianapolis Colts 24-17

Tampa - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers waited almost eight years to play Monday Night Football Raymond James Stadium and the youngest team in the league will leave an impression.

As against the Indianapolis Colts, the Bucs showed that having a baby, pushing, shoving and fighting.

And that's what they did after the beep.

Overcoming sentenced to more than a football field, the Bucs also showed the crowd in demand and a national television audience to gain and flair for the dramatic.

Quarterback Josh Freeman reached 6 feet, 6 inches from your body to a first and fundamental, and two plays later, running back Blount LeGarrette to explode 35-yard touchdown with 3:15 left in the game to give Bucs 24-17 win over Peyton Manning-less Colts.

This is the ninth win back where the Bucs have been 10 points or more from 2008, most in the NFL during that span.

"Want to go a week and play the game of football free zone, but rarely how it goes," said Freeman. "I think we showed a lot of people around the penalty - we can not change the ball - but of any disaster, we play four quarters and the last one is kind of our cosmetics, how can we do it. "

In their first three games winning streak since 2008, the Bucs (3-1) held a first place tie in the spirit of New Orleans in the NFC South.

Colts fall to 0-4 for the first time since 1998, Manning's rookie year.

Blount, who beat stomach Colts defense, rushing for 127 yards and a touchdown.

"LeGarrette is huge, just huge for us," said Freeman. "As I said, when we get to shoot big boy, it is difficult to handle. There LeGarrette together, and he is a great athlete, it is difficult to handle. "

Freeman has gone from 287 yards and a touchdown. But what a third-year career at Kansas State in his legs almost as impressive. Before the end of his knees, he ran five times for 28 yards and a touchdown while taking a key first down.

"I do not run, but I'm a little better," said Freeman. "It is what it takes to win."

As much as Bucs win, that's not enough. Tampa Bay was convicted 14 times for 106 yards.

Colts Curtis Painter, the first NFL start for beginners Manning and Kerry Collins on injured reserve, throwing objects through 87 and 59 yards to the receiver Pierre Garcon.

But the Bucs defense came big sack artist four times - two by Michael Bennett and each by Gerald McCoy and Adrian Clayborn.

"We try to treat like any other game," cornerback Ronde Barber said. "My country had the opportunity to see some of our young people take risks. That's going to show these people a little. Clearly, without (the people) have the opportunity to shine and he and LeGarrette, it's nice to kind of threat to their backfield. Nobody wants to hit the guy at the end of the game. "

The Bucs tied it at 17-17 when Freeman hit receiver Preston Parker on a 13-yard touchdown, the first of Parker's career.

Colts have a great opportunity to lead, McCoy was sacked Painter to force an attempted 43-yard field goal that Adam Vinatieri answered with 11:38 to play.

Freeman and the Bucs are vulnerable to delay the onset and Monday was no exception. Tampa Bay entered the game after scoring an offensive in the first quarter in the opener against Detroit.

The Bucs behind 10-0 in the second quarter. They could not take advantage of a field shortly after Michael Bennett fired a painter, he got the ball and recovered a fumble at the 32 yard Indianapolis. Scoring opportunity ended when Conner Barth hit the right upright with 46 field goal attempts yards.

Freeman and the offense got a boost in the second quarter. Facing first and 20 at Tampa Bay 9, arrows Freeman hum 44 yards to Arrelious Benn. After three settlements, including one from 11 yards on third down with Mike Williams, Freeman scored the second TD on the ground of many sets of one-yard sneak.

The Bucs had a chance to tie before halftime. Operate drill two minutes, five completed Freeman use to go from Tampa Bay 29-12. But facing third and two without the timeout, Freeman was sacked by Robert Mathis with 17 seconds left. The Bucs run the field goal team on the field with time running out and Barth 37-yard attempt is good. But the Bucs have 12 people on the ground and ended the first half.

The Bucs tied it at 10 by taking the kickoff in the second half and driving Barth close enough to connect to a field goal from 46 yards.

Painter starts for the first time the NFL and looked sharp early. He completed a pass to Reggie Wayne and Dallas Clark on third down to move the chains and set of 45-yard Vinatieri field goal to lead 3-0.

This is the first Monday night football game Bucs Raymond James Stadium since 2003 and ran past them at this time.

Two former Bucs coach at home - Tony Dungy and Jon Gruden, who called games for ESPN. Former Bucs quarterback Trent Dilfer and Steve Young to host Countdown Monday night and attended by former quarterback Shaun King.

"We took it," said Barber. "I never felt we were doing, but winning this week. They have some talent on the team, we know. ... Get rid of the two big plays, and a dominant performance in our defense, that ugly. "

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