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Creamsicle Power: Buccaneers Use Something Old and Something New To Beat the Packers 3

Posted on November 08, 2009 by Dean Hybl
Josh Freeman made his first start a memorable one as the Buccaneers rallied to defeat the Packers.

Josh Freeman made his first start a memorable one as the Buccaneers rallied to defeat the Packers.

On a day when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers brought back their original orange creamsicle uniforms, first year head coach Raheem Morris and first time starting quarterback Josh Freeman got the Bucs in the win column for the first time this season with an improbable 38-28 comeback victory against the Green Bay Packers.

Tampa Bay wore the uniforms that they regularly donned from 1976-1996 to honor the 1979 Buccaneers, which were the first playoff team in franchise history. They also honored LeRoy Selmon, the first member of the Bucs in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, by making him their initial honoree in the teams’ Ring of Honor.

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