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GAME DAY: August 22 2009-PreSeason Week 2- 7:30PM

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TAMPA BAY 0-1 HEADS TO JACKSONVILLE 0-0 FOR PRESEASON GAME 2

 

GAME INFORMATION 

Date: Saturday, August 22, 2009 

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. ET 

Site: Jacksonville Municipal Stadium (67,164) 

2009 Preseason Records: Tampa Bay 0-1,  

Jacksonville 0-0 *(Plays on Monday night) 

2008 Records: Tampa Bay 9-7, Jacksonville 5-11  

Buccaneers Television: WFLA-TV  

Play-By-Play: Chris Myers, Color: John Lynch

Sideline: Dan Lucas 

Bucs Radio: US 103.5, flagship station (103.5 FM, 620 AM) 

Play-by-Play: Gene Deckerhoff, Color: Dave Moore

Sideline: T.J. Rives 

Up Next: Tampa Bay vs. Miami (8/27), Jacksonville 

at Philadelphia (8/27) 

 

 

Click the jump for all of you Bucs/Jags info

 

LAST MEETING (PRESEASON) Jacksonville 23, Tampa Bay 17 (8/23/08) TAMPA

 

 

 

Despite trailing the entire contest, Tampa Bay drove deep inside Jaguars territory in the final moments of the fourth quarter, but the Buccaneers comeback attempt fell short as Tampa Bay dropped its first contest of the 2008 preseason. The Buccaneers could not recover from two turnovers inside their own territory on their first two possessions of the game, leading to an early 10-0 Jaguars lead. Tampa Bay came into the contest having not surrendered a turnover in its first two preseason contests, but finished the game with four giveaways.

Jacksonville capitalized on the Buccaneers first turnover as K Josh Scobee connected on a 23-yard field goal. Seeing action for the first time in the 2008 preseason, QB Jeff Garcia threw an interception on Tampa Bay's next play from scrimmage and the Jaguars capitalized seven plays later as QB David Garrard hit WR Dennis Northcutt for an eight-yard touchdown pass. Following a CB Ronde Barber interception in Jaguars territory midway through the second quarter, Garcia found WR Michael Clayton for a 10-yard touchdown play to pull the Buccaneers within a field goal at 10-7.

Jacksonville went back up by 10 on the opening drive of the second half when Garrard connected with TE Marcedes Lewis for a four- yard score. K Matt Bryant cut into the Jaguars lead with 5:30 remaining in the third quarter after nailing a 27-yard fieldgoal to make the score 17-10. The Jaguars responded on their  2 ensuing possession as Scobee hit a 45-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter.

Following another Buccaneers turnover inside their territory, Scobee connected on a 25-yard field goal for a 23-10 Jacksonville lead with 6:58 remaining in the contest. Tampa Bay cut the score to 23-17 on the ensuing drive when QB Luke McCown found WR Chad Lucas for a three-yard touchdown pass. Tampa Bay's defense forced a three-and-out on the Jaguars next drive, giving the Buccaneers possession at midfield with 2:17 remaining in the contest. Tampa Bay drove to the Jaguars nine-yard line in the final seconds, but turned the ball over on downs to end the game.

 

LAST MEETING (REGULAR SEASON) Jacksonville 24, Tampa Bay 23 (10/28/07) TAMPA –

 

(Check out video highlights under Enemy Flashback Video of the Day post)

Despite outgaining its instate rivals by a 385-219 margin and limiting the Jaguars to 86 passing yards, Tampa Bay fell for the first time in 2007 at Raymond James Stadium. The Buccaneers took a 3-0 lead on their first possession on K Matt Bryant's 44-yard FG, but the Jaguars scored the next 17 points to take a 17-3 lead on RB LaBrandon Toefield's one- yard TD run, a 41-yard FG by K John Carney and a 28-yard INT return for a TD by CB Aaron Glenn. The interception by Glenn snapped QB Jeff Garcia's consecutive passes streak without an interception at 217 attempts in the regular season, dating back to last season. 

Trailing by two touchdowns with just over seven minutes remaining in the second quarter, the Buccaneers reeled off 20 unanswered points. Three plays after his interception, Garcia hit WR Joey Galloway for a 58-yard TD pass and the Buccaneers closed the gap to 17-13 just before halftime as Bryant connected on a 22-yard FG. Tampa Bay regained the lead at 20-17 late in the third quarter as RB Michael Bennett took a lateral from Garcia in the flat and raced 19 yards for his first TD as a Buccaneer.

Following a three-and-out on the Jaguars next possession, WR Maurice Stovall deflected a Jacksonville punt to set up a Bryant 42- yard FG for a 23-17 Buccaneers lead. Jacksonville responded on its next possession as QB Quinn Gray found WR Matt Jones for an eight-yard TD pass and a 24-23 Jacksonville lead with 11:37 remaining in the contest. Following two scoreless possessions by each team, Tampa Bay began its final drive with 1:43 remaining at its own 34-yard line. Facing a fourth- and-10 at the Jaguars 45-yard line, Garcia hit WR Ike Hilliard over the middle but the ball was jarred loose and intercepted to secure the Jaguars win. 

 

ALL TIME PRESEASON SERIES HIGHLIGHTS 

Despite playing on just three days rest and driving two-and-a-half hours from Orlando to Jacksonville on the day of the game, Tampa Bay posted its first preseason shutout since 1996 with a 20-0 blanking of the Jaguars at ALLTEL Stadium (8/16/02)... The victory was the first Bucs shutout since a 16-0 Bucs victory against Atlanta on August 10, 1996, gave Tampa Bay a 2-0 record in head coach Jon Gruden's first preseason with the club... The Bucs defense also notched four sacks and added an interception by CB Terrell Buckley, his first as a Buccaneer, while limiting the Jaguars to 239 total yards in their shutout...

RB Thomas Jones' go-ahead four-yard touchdown run lifted Tampa Bay to a 10-6 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in its preseason home opener at Raymond James Stadium (8/23/03)... The Bucs defense made a strong showing again holding Jacksonville to 42 yards rushing in the preseason contest... The Jaguars defense halted the Buccaneers offense to 152 total yards in a 14-6 win at ALLTEL Stadium (8/20/04)... Playing in its second game in five days, Tampa Bay struggled offensively and had a pair of first quarter turnovers in a preseason contest where may of its starters did not play because of various injuries...

Despite a hard- fought fourth quarter comeback attempt, Tampa Bay fell to the visiting Jacksonville Jaguars 20-17 in the fourth consecutive preseason meeting between the teams (8/20/05)... Trailing by 11 points in the fourth quarter, third-string QB Luke McCown led the Buccaneers to within three before K Matt Bryant missed a game-tying 53-yard field goal attempt on the final play of regulation... Tampa Bay started fast and controlled the first half in their third preseason contest, taking an 11-0 lead into halftime before Jacksonville erased the deficit in  3 the second half against Tampa Bay's reserves for a 29-18 victory (8/26/06)...

In a contest that featured 699 yards of total offense and 41 first downs, the host Jaguars defeated the Buccaneers for the fourth consecutive time in the preseason (8/18/07)... Despite trailing the entire contest, Tampa Bay drove deep inside Jaguars territory in the final moments of the fourth quarter, but turned the ball over on downs to end the game (8/23/08).

 

CONNECTIONS 

- Buccaneers Tight Ends coach Alfredo Roberts served as the Tight Ends coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2003-06. 

- Bucs Defensive Backs coach Joe Baker served as the assistant Special Teams coach for Jacksonville from 1995-98. 

- Jaguars Quality Control/Offense Coach Johnny Cox coached with the Buccaneers last season, serving as the Defensive Quality Control Coach. 

- Current Jaguars Quarterbacks coach Mike Shula coached for the Buccaneers in 1988-90 and served as the offensive assistant. 

- Bucs QB Luke McCown and Jaguars K Josh Scobee were teammates together at Louisiana Tech. 

- Jaguars LB Clint Ingram and Bucs G Davin Joseph were teammates together at the University of Oklahoma. 

- Bucs rookie DE Kyle Moore played with Jaguars LB Thomas Williams and RB Chauncey Washington at USC from 2006-07. 

- Bucs FB B.J. Askew and Jaguars OT/G Maurice Williams were teammates at theUniversity of Michigan. 

- Jaguars WR Troy Williamson and Bucs LB Rod Wilson were teammates together for one season at the University of South Carolina.