BUCS 20 Kerry Collins replaced injured quarterback Rich Gannon and directed the Oakland Raiders to an emotional 30-20 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday night.
Collins entered late in the first quarter and led four scoring drives, completing 16 of 27 passes for 228 yards and one touchdown. Oakland spoiled the return of former coach Jon Gruden, longtime Raiders receiver Tim Brown and running back Charlie Garner.
After Jerry Rice's record receptions streak was snapped last week, Brown owns the longest active run, and he extended it to 176 games on a seven-yard reception with 14 minutes 28 seconds left. Brown's 16-yard touchdown reception with 10:45 left was his 100th career touchdown catch.
Brown, who passed Don Hutson for fourth in career touchdown catches, spent his first 16 seasons with the Raiders (2-1).
Brad Johnson threw for 309 yards for Tampa Bay (0-3), but Phillip Buchanon intercepted a pass and returned it 32 yards in the third quarter to make it 23-6. Tyrone Wheatley, who ran 60 yards on Oakland's first play from scrimmage, capped his 102-yard game with a two-yard score.
Gannon left in the first quarter after taking a helmet-to-helmet hit from linebacker Derrick Brooks. Garner was carted off the field with 5:57 left before halftime with a right knee injury and didn't return.