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Recap: Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27, New Orleans Saints 23
12/02/07

Sean Payton waited a long time to bring back the trick play he dubbed "the Superdome Special."

He picked the wrong time.

Devery Henderson fumbled a late, awkward toss from Reggie Bush, allowing backup quarterback Luke McCown to drive Tampa Bay for a touchdown with 17 seconds left that lifted the Buccaneers to a 27-23 triumph over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.

The victory gave Tampa Bay (8-4) a comfortable three-game lead in the NFC South Division with only four games left.

"That's a disappointing loss and probably the worst job I've done as head coach since we've been here," said Payton, now in his second season as a head coach. "Obviously, I regret the play call. It cost us the game."

A strikingly similar play debuted during the Saints' dramatic victory over Atlanta in their first game back in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. It was a reverse on which Bush lined up as a slot receiver, took a handoff on what looked like an end-around, then tossed the ball to Henderson on a reverse. Back then, it went for an 11-yard touchdown and sent the Superdome crowd into an ecstatic frenzy.

This time, it yielded gasps, followed by a few boos and even some critical shouts regarding Payton's competence.

Call it a microcosm of a frustrating season for New Orleans (5-7), now on the brink of missing the playoffs after going to the NFC championship game a season ago.

Even Tampa Bay coach Jon Gruden's decision to start third-string quarterback McCown instead of Jeff Garcia, who was hobbled by a bruised lower back, worked against New Orleans .

Making his first start for Tampa Bay and fifth of his career, McCown completed his first 15 passes and wound up 29-of-37 for 313 yards and two touchdowns.

The winning score was a quick 4-yard pass to Jerramy Stevens, who had to outleap Jason Craft to make the catch.

"We tried to not play defensive with a young quarterback playing in his first game in a long time. Luke McCown responded," Gruden said. "For us to win this game, we knew we would have to score some points. The only way we were going to do it was by throwing it."

The Saints appeared to seize control of the game when defensive end Will Smith sacked McCown for a safety that gave New Orleans a 23-20 lead with 3:44 to go. Tampa Bay was already down to one time out, so a couple of first downs might have put it away.

But on second down at midfield, Payton called for the ill-fated reverse. Bush had trouble with the handoff, then his pitch was a little late and off target. Henderson reached for it but couldn't bring it in, and the ball squirted away from him when he tried to dive on it.

Jovan Haye recovered for Tampa Bay at the Saints 37.Tampa Bay was quickly faced with a fourth-and-1 at the Saints' 28. Gruden first sent out his field goal team to go for the tie, then called them back and sent the offense out again. Earnest Graham gained a couple yards to extend the drive.

"I feel good about our fourth-down play selection and I just changed my mind. I had confidence in running the power off our right side," Gruden said. "You've got a chance to push it into overtime or you've got a chance to take advantage of the opportunity while you are there and that's what we did."

Graham followed up his fourth-down conversion with a catch over the middle for a 21-yard gain to the 5 with just over a minute to go, setting up the winning score.

"I've never been in a game like that in my life," said McCown, a former Louisiana Tech quarterback who has appeared in only seven NFL games. "All I know is that we never quit. All the time, coach told me it wasn't over, and you saw out there today why you have to have faith."

Outplayed most of the game, the Saints made big plays to pull ahead on the scoreboard in the second half. Mike McKenzie returned an interception 53 yards for a score. Quarterback Drew Brees had a 45-yard touchdown pass to Henderson, who outran double coverage and made a diving catch in the back of the end zone.

Brees finished 17-of-23 passing for 179 yards and two touchdowns. His 40-yard completion to Marques Colston on a flea flicker set up a 4-yard TD pass to Terrance Copper.

Even beyond his involvement in the failed reverse, Reggie Bush did not make much of a contribution. He rushed for 64 yards on 13 carries and appeared to be in pain after a heavy hit to his ribs in the second half.

After the game, he sat in front of his locker, still in uniform, for 40 minutes with his hands on his head. He declined to speak with reporters.

Tampa Bay 's Graham had the best day among the running backs with 106 yards on 22 carries.

Joey Galloway continued to torment New Orleans ' secondary as he did early this season. His receptions of 41 and 60 yards set up first-half scores. He finished with seven catches for 159 yards.

Notes: Tampa Bay had 466 total yards, far better than New Orleans ' 246, but could not open a big lead because two early drives ended with Matt Bryant's field goals of 27 and 31 yards, and another drive ended with a missed field goal. ... McKenzie missed several plays on Tampa Bay 's last drive while being looked at by trainers. Payton said after the game that McKenzie was fine and did not offer any details about what was bothering the defensive back.

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Ex-Charger Sproles to help replace Bush In 2006, the New Orleans Saints drafted USC tailback Reggie Bush with the second overall pick of the NFL draft. While the Saints won a Super Bowl with Bush, the former Trojan never lived up to his Heisman Trophy-winning stature.

Reggie Bush: Why Miami’s Newest Weapon is Primed to Explode Reggie Bush is in a new jersey, in a new city, and in a new role. I believe he is primed to have the best year of his career. Since winning, and losing, the Heisman trophy at USC, Bush has probably been one of the bigger disappointments to enter the NFL. Not saying that he has been bad, because he hasn’t, but he hasn’t lived up to the extremely high expectations that were placed on him. Part of ...

2011 NFL Predictions: Reggie Bush Will Flourish in Miami as Featured Back Reggie Bush was written off as a dud by most fans, but his arrival in Miami may be the rebirth he was looking for to resurrect his career. While New Orleans was the perfect place scheme-wise for the running back, Bush is looking for a team without so many hands in the cookie jar that can feature him as more of the No. 1 guy. Being the top running back is something that he feels he can handle ...

Reggie Bush, Cam Newton Weigh In On UM Scandal Cam Newton and Reggie Bush have plenty of parallels. Both have held the Heisman Trophy. Both have endured scrutiny, scandal and NCAA investigations. And now both are wishing the Miami Hurricanes well as they face a mess that could tear the program down.

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January News
Saints' Bush has Microfracture Knee Surgery

December News
Bush is Ready for Return

November News
Saints Expect Bush for Week 11

October News
Bush Misses Practice
Impact Player: Reggie Bush

September News
49ers Defense to Keep an Eye on Reggie Bush
Reggie Bush Wants to Silence Critics
Bush Gunning for Big Gains

August News
Saints' Bush Driven to Excel
Reggie Bush Signs New Deal with Saints

June News
Bush Ready for Productive 3rd Season

April News
Saints Want Bush to Emulate Westbrook

March News
Reggie Bush Vows to Focus on Football

February News
Bush teams with Shaq to host All-Star charity event
Dog thinks 2 $900 Super Bowl tickets tasty treat
Boonton man scores big with Super Bowl tickets
Dog thinks 2 $900 Super Bowl tickets tasty treat

Super Bowl Weekend
OK!'s Guide to the Super Bowl Parties
"Hannah" primed to claim Super Bowl weekend
Paris Hilton, Ludacris party alongside 50 Cent at pre-game Super Bowl concert

January News:
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New Book Points a Finger at Reggie Bush
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December News:
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Bush Hoping to Play Against Eagles 12/18/07
Cardinals 24, Saints 31
Bush Out For the Year 12/12/07
Falcons 14, Saints 34 12/10/07
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Buccaneers 27, Saints 23 12/02/07
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November News:
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October News:
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