|March 23||vs Jacksonville||
|March 30||vs Cleveland||W 69-37|
|April 6||AT Utah||
|April 12||vs San Antonio||L 36-52|
|April 20||AT Orlando||
|April 27||AT Spokane||W 70-62|
|May 4||vs New Orleans||
|May 10||AT San Jose||L 34-64|
|May 18||AT Pittsburgh||
|May 25||vs Philadelphia||L 55-73|
|June 1||AT Iowa||
|June 8||vs Orlando||L 48-55|
|June 15||AT New Orleans||
|June 22||vs Chicago||L 49-50|
|July 6||vs Spokane||
|July 13||AT San Antonio||L 42-68|
|July 20||vs Pittsburgh||
|July 27||AT Jacksonville||7:00pm|
Jacksonville scored with just under a minute to play to take a one-point lead, then recovered a critical onside kick and beat the Tampa Bay Storm 64-55 in Saturday night's season opener.
Mike Lindsey's kickoff return had given the Storm a 55-49 lead with 2:35 remaining but everything went the Sharks' way after that. Tampa Bay missed the extra point after the teams had combined to go 14-for-14. Jacksonville went up on Jeff Hughley's 25-yard reception with 53 seconds left.
Adrian McPherson had a record-setting night with five rushing touchdowns. Four of them were one-yard sneaks but the standout was a highlight-reel 35-yarder in the first half.
Neither team led by more than seven until the Sharks followed the onside kick with a 36-yard TD throw on the next play, Sharks coach Les Moss went for the jugular calling for a two-point conversion and quarterback Berard Morris ran a bootleg perfectly.
Morris completed 24 of 31 passes for 269 yards and seven scores. The Storm secondary struggled, not recording a pass breakup. The only defensive stop came in the fourth quarter but only after a long video review showed that the tip of the ball hit the ground on Jeron Harvey's catch.
That opened the door for Tampa Bay to take the lead and it did on McPherson's fourth-down plunge making it 49-42 with 7:01 left.
Greg Ellingson had a huge debut for the Storm with 15 catches for 159 yards. Joe Hills had both of the Storm's receiving touchdowns.
All of the action aired on WDAE with Jack Harris and Darek Sharp on the call.
Former Buc practice camp player Rendrick Taylor ran 57 yards including a 32-yard score.
The first half finished tied at 28, with the Storm taking the advantage at one point thanks to a fumbled kickoff at the Sharks' 1-yard line. But Jacksonville tied it with 11 seconds left, negating the Storm's potential to build a two-score lead.
Tampa Bay hosts Cleveland next Saturday.