NFL: Tampa Bay 27, New Orleans 23

Dec. 2, 2007 at 8:16 PM

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Luke McCown completed 29-of-37 passes for 313 yards and two touchdowns in his first start for Tampa Bay as the Buccaneers beat New Orleans 27-23 Sunday.

Jerramy Stevens' leaping touchdown catch with 14 seconds remaining in regulation helped Tampa Bay all but lock up the NFC South.


It was not only McCown's first ever start as a Tampa Bay Buccaneer, but also his first NFL start in three years.

Joey Galloway caught seven passes for 159 yards and Earnest Graham rushed for 106 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries for the Buccaneers (8-4), who have won four straight.

Drew Brees was 17-of-23 passing with 179 yards and two scores for New Orleans (5-7), which has dropped three of its last four games.

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