Super Bowl 37 logo, Tampa Bay Bucaneers 48VS Oakland Raiders 21, MVP Dexter Jackson

Super Bowl XXXVII (37)
Game Summary

Tampa Bay Bucaneers
Oakland Raiders
Tampa Bay Bucaneers Superbowl XXXVII Ring


Tampa Bay Bucaneers:
Jon Gruden
Oakland Raiders:
Bill Callahan

Half Time Show

Headliner: Shania Twain, No Doubt, and Sting


Qualcomm Stadium
San diego, CA

Date: August 20, 1970
Attendance: 67,603


Dexter Jackson
Safety (S)
Tampa Bay Bucaneers

Tampa Bay Bucaneers Defeats Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII.  Dexter Jackson named MVP.

The Buccaneers' defense intercepted five passes, three for touchdowns, and recorded five sacks as Tampa Bay scored 34 straight points en route to the Super Bowl victory.

Charles Woodson intercepted Brad Johnson three plays into the game to give Oakland the ball at the Buccaneers' 36. Simeon Rice sacked Rich Gannon to force the Raiders to settle for Sebastian Janikowski's 40-yard field goal.

The Raiders registered just two first downs on the following nine possessions and did not run a play inside the Buccaneers' 40. The Buccaneers answered Janikowski's field goal with Martin Gramatica's 31-yard boot to tie the game.

Dexter Jackson's interception set up Gramatica's the go-ahead field goal early in the second quarter. In the second quarter, a 25-yard punt return by Karl Williams and a 19-yard run by Michael Pittman led to Mike Alstott's 2-yard touchdown run.

Late in the half, the Buccaneers drove 77 yards, aided by three defensive penalties and pass receptions of 16 and 12 yards by Alstott, to set up Brad Johnson's 5-yard touchdown pass to Keenan McCardell with 30 seconds left in the half, which gave Tampa Bay a 20-3 lead.

With their first possession of the second half, the Buccaneers put together a 14-play, 89-yard drive that consumed 7:52 and was culminated by Johnson's 8-yard scoring toss to McCardell. Two plays later, Dwight Smith intercepted Gannon's pass and returned it 44 yards for a touchdown and a 34-3 lead with 4:47 left in the third quarter. Tampa Bay scored four touchdowns in a span of 16:37.

Jerry Porter's 39-yard touchdown catch in the back of the end zone made it 34-9. Less than three minutes later, Tim Johnson blocked Tom Tupa's punt. Eric Johnson caught the ball and dove into the end zone for a touchdown to cut the deficit to 34-15 with 14:16 remaining.

The Buccaneers drove deep downfield again, but Tupa mishandled the snap for a field-goal attempt, allowing the Raiders to regain possession. Gannon hit Jerry Rice with a 48-yard touchdown pass with 6:06 left to trim the lead to 34-21.

A 9-yard pass by Johnson to Alstott on third-and-7 allowed Tampa Bay to take another two minutes off the clock before Tupa punted with 2:44 remaining.

On third-and-18 from the Raiders' 29, Derrick Brooks intercepted Gannon's pass and raced 44 yards down the left sideline for a touchdown with 1:18 remaining to give Tampa Bay a commanding 41-21 lead. Smith intercepted a tipped pass and returned it 50 yards for a touchdown with two seconds left to finish the scoring.

Johnson was 18 of 34 for 215 yards and two touchdowns, with one interception. Pittman had 29 carries for 124 yards. Gannon was 24 of 44 for 272 yards and two touchdowns, with a Super Bowl record five interceptions.

Jackson, who had the first two interceptions, one of which led to the go-ahead field goal, was named the game's most valuable player (MVP).

Scoring Information

 ScoreTimeFirst DownsEfficiencies
Game Summary PossRPXT3Down4Down
Oakland Raiders 2122:46191117/160/0
Tampa Bay Buccaneers4837:146153246/150/1
TeamQtrTimePlay Description (Extra Point) (Drive Info)VisitorHome
Raiders110:40S.Janikowski 40 yd. Field Goal (7-14, 2:55)30
Buccaneers17:51M.Gramatica 31 yd. Field Goal (9-58, 2:49)33
Buccaneers211:16M.Gramatica 43 yd. Field Goal (9-26, 3:53)36
Buccaneers26:24M.Alstott 2 yd. run (M.Gramatica kick) (4-27, 2:02)313
Buccaneers20:30K.McCardell 5 yd. pass from B.Johnson (M.Gramatica kick) (10-77, 3:15)320
Buccaneers35:30K.McCardell 8 yd. pass from B.Johnson (M.Gramatica kick) (14-89, 7:52)327
Buccaneers34:47D.Smith 44 yd. interception return (M.Gramatica kick)334
Raiders32:14J.Porter 39 yd. pass from R.Gannon (pass failed) (8-82, 2:33)934
Raiders414:16E.Johnson 13 yd. return of blocked punt (pass failed)1534
Raiders46:06J.Rice 48 yd. pass from R.Gannon (pass failed) (8-78, 2:56)2134
Buccaneers41:18D.Brooks 44 yd. interception return (M.Gramatica kick)2141
Buccaneers40:02D.Smith 50 yd. interception return (M.Gramatica kick)2148
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