Backup QB McCown rallies Jaguars past Bucs

TAMPA, Fla. -- Josh Johnson gave the Tampa Bay Buccaneers the reassurance they sought with starting quarterback Josh Freeman sidelined by a broken thumb.

Jacksonville Jaguars backup quarterback Luke McCown showed his team the way to the end zone and a 19-13 preseason victory Saturday night.

Filling in for Freeman, whom the Bucs expect to return in time for their season opener in two weeks, Johnson completed 9 of 14 passes for 122 yards and one touchdown to build a 13-6 lead before leaving the game in the third quarter.

The Jaguars moved the ball consistently with starter David Garrard at quarterback, but they settled for field goals on three promising drives and had their best possession of the night turned back by a goal-line interception that Bucs linebacker Barrett Ruud returned 80 yards to set up Tampa Bay's only touchdown.

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