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Super Bowl: Callahan Counsels Patience in Raiders-Bucs Face-Off - 2003-01-25

The Tampa Bay Buccanneers take on the Oakland Raiders Sunday in the National Football League's Super Bowl 37 in San Diego, California. The game will feature two teams that dominate different sides of the ball.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have the best defense in the National Football League. Tampa allowed an average of less than 11 points per game this season and gave up only 16 points in post season wins over San Francisco and Philadelphia.

Oakland Coach Bill Callahan says that his team will have to play patiently to get past the Buccaneers.

"If it takes a methodical approach, so be it," Callahan said. "But I really believe that you have got to be conceptually sound, structurally sound, in order to not waste plays. Because if these guys back you up in the down and distance, it could be along long afternoon."

Callahan and his Oakland Raiders have the number one ranked offense in the NFL led by quarterback and regular season Most Valuable player Rich Gannon. The Raiders are averaging nearly 30 points per game including playoff wins over the New York Jets and the Tennessee Titans. Oakland is also favored to win Sunday.