TAMPA, Fla. - Oakland's Michael Bush broke two tackles,
rambled through a gaping hole in the right side of the defense and
headed upfield to put a dagger in Tampa Bay's slim playoff hopes.
The 245-pound third-string running back rushed for a career-high
177 yards and scored on a 67-yard fourth-quarter jaunt that helped
the Raiders rally to end the Buccaneers' season with a 31-24
Even with a win, the Bucs (9-7) would have needed help to make
the playoffs and avoid one of the biggest collapses in franchise
history. They were 9-3 and tied for first heading into December but
finished with four consecutive losses.
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