1:00 PM ET, November 2, 2008
Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers needed some weird and lucky things to happen Sunday for them to make history.
• The Bucs battled back to win despite trailing 24-3 in the first half, their biggest deficit of the season.
• Tampa Bay QB Jeff Garcia racked up 339 yards passing, the fifth most in his career and most since 2003.
• The Chiefs, who have lost four straight, put up 24 points in the first half. That's the most they have scored in a first half since Nov. 5, 2006 against the Rams, a 32-game span.
• Kansas City QB Tyler Thigpen had a 37-yard touchdown reception, becoming the first quarterback with a TD catch since San Diego's Drew Brees did so vs. Oakland on Sept. 28, 2003.
-- ESPN research
When Kansas City kicked off after its second TD with 4 minutes, 47 seconds left in the first quarter, the time of possession was Kansas City 10 minutes, Bucs 13 seconds. ... Thigpen is the fifth Chiefs player to throw a TD pass as well as run and catch for scores. He's the first player to throw for a touchdown and catch a TD pass in a game since Drew Brees did it for San Diego on Sept. 28, 2003.... Chiefs had not scored two TDs in the first quarter since doing it against San Diego on Oct. 22, 2006. ... The Bucs had pulled off 17-point comebacks twice.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||6.1||6.1|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||1-6||2-4|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||1||0|
|TD||8:23||Dwayne Bowe 7 Yard Pass From Tyler Thigpen (Connor Barth Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 12 plays, 69 yds, 6:41
|TD||4:51||Kolby Smith 1 Yard Run (Connor Barth Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 41 yds, 3:19
|FG||13:08||Matt Bryant 25 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 13 plays, 68 yds, 6:43
|TD||10:19||Tyler Thigpen 37 Yard Pass From Mark Bradley (Connor Barth Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 72 yds, 2:52
|FG||2:17||Connor Barth 39 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 5 plays, 47 yds, 1:37
|TD||2:13||Clifton Smith 97 Yard Kickoff Return (Matt Bryant Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 1 plays, 97 yds, 0:00
|FG||0:04||Matt Bryant 43 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 7 plays, 55 yds, 1:08
|TD||13:40||Alex Smith 3 Yard Pass From Earnest Graham (Jeff Garcia Pass to Ike Hilliard For Two-Point Conversion is No Good)|
Drive info: 1 plays, 3 yds, 0:00
|FG||7:41||Connor Barth 28 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 10 plays, 71 yds, 5:58
|TD||0:25||Antonio Bryant 24 Yard Pass From Jeff Garcia (Jeff Garcia Pass to Alex Smith For Two-Point Conversion is Good)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 50 yds, 1:31
|FG||10:27||Matt Bryant 34 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 9 plays, 58 yds, 4:36