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September 21, 2003

 (Atlanta-AP) -- Warren Sapp, normally, a defensive tackle, scored the first offensive touchdown of his career on a six-yard catch as the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers routed the Atlanta Falcons 31-to-10 today.

The hapless Falcons fell to one-and-two and failed for the second week in a row to give Dan Reeves his 200th coaching victory. Michael Vick watched from the sideline, but it's highly doubtful the injured Atlanta quarterback would have made much of a difference against a Tampa Bay defense that wasn't going to let this one get away.

Vick's replacement, Doug Johnson, looked hesitant and threw three ugly interceptions--two thrown right to Dwight Smith, the other to John Lynch. The Falcons managed just 29 yards rushing.

Warrick Dunn was Atlanta's rushing leader with seven yards on nine carries. The Bucs improved to two-and-one.

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