Originally posted on The Bay Cave  |  Last updated 11/5/12
After a sluggish start that included a blocked Connor Barth field goal, the Buccaneers relied on a rookie to get them going. Running back Doug Martin would set team records in route to a 42-32 victory over the Oakland Raiders. The Bucs would jump ahead of Oakland 7-3 in the second quarter after Josh Freeman hit Vincent Jackson in the end zone from 20 yards out.But with under two minutes to play in the first half, a one handed catch by Darrius Heyward-Bey down the sidelines put the Raiders deep in Tampa Bay territory leading them to score and head into halftime with a 10-7 lead. Enter Doug Martin. On his third carry of the first drive in the second half, Martin broke a 45 yard touchdown run to put the Bucs up 14-10. The Bucs would extend the lead to 21-10 after Josh Freeman found Mike Williams from four yards out for his 14th touchdown pass of the season on the team’s second drive of the third quarter. After Oakland’s ensuing possession ended when Leonard Johnson intercepted Carson...
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