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NFL: Tampa Bay 27, Atlanta 0

Dec. 5, 2004 at 5:52 PM

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Tampa Bay ruined Atlanta's bid to clinch the NFC South Sunday with a 27-0 rout of the Falcons.

The Bucs sacked Michael Vick five times and he was intercepted twice in the end zone. Atlanta committed five turnovers.

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Brian Griese completed 13 of 21 passes for 131 yards and a touchdown and Michael Pittman ran 17 times for 68 yards and a score for Tampa Bay, 5-7, which won for the fifth time in eight games after an 0-4 start. Jay Taylor, who took over kicking duties after Martin Gramatica was released, had 50- and 30-yard field goals.

Atlanta, 9-3, had won its previous four games.

Vick ran for 81 yards and passed for just 115.

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