Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24 Minnesota Vikings 13
Sunday 11 September 2005 at the Metrodome
MIN2:44-1Q Sharper 88 interception return (Edinger kick)
TB14:55-2Q Smith 23 pass from Griese (Bryant kick)
TB4:38-2Q Smith 2 pass from Griese (Bryant kick)
TB0:17-2Q Bryant FG40
MIN3:52-3Q Edinger FG53
MIN 6:13-4Q Edinger FG22
TB 1:23-4Q Williams 71 run (Bryant kick)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
BUCS: Williams 27-148, Galloway 1-0, Alstott 1-0, Griese 2-(-2).
VIKINGS: Williams 6-15, Culpepper 3-19, Bennett 6-(-1).
PASSING
BUCS: Griese 29-18-213-2-2.
VIKINGS: Culpepper 33-22-233-3-0.
RECEIVING
BUCS: Galloway 5-97, Clayton 4-57, Smith 4-34, Cook 2-7, Alstott 1-7, Becht 1-7, Hilliard 1-4.
VIKINGS: Kleinsasser 4-42, Wiggins 4-33, Burleson 3-45, Taylor 3-38, Robinson 3-22, Bennett 3-21, Williams 2-32.
INTERCEPTIONS
BUCS: Kelly 2-16, Brooks 1-0.
VIKINGS: Sharper 1-88, Smoot 1-0.
KICK RETURNS
BUCS: Cox 4-83.
VIKINGS: Moore 3-66, Williamson 2-23.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: Jones 3-27.
VIKINGS: Howry 5-54.
SACKS
BUCS: McFarland 1-8, Team 1-7, Rice 1-3.
VIKINGS: Johnston 1-7, Williams 1-7.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
How Roy Cummings saw the game
Martin Fennelly's award-winning column
Rick Stroud's morning-after review
The offensive line comes through young and proud
The Cadillac purrs into action on his debut
John Romano's hilarious "Gimme Five" column
Alex Smith becomes the second rookie to shine
Game notes and anecdotes from the Metrodome
How the Minnesota press reported the events
The game report
The gamebook and the play-by-play of the game
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT69 Davis LDE94 Spires
LG72 Buenning UT95 Hovan
C76 Wade DT92 McFarland
RG79 Mahan RDE97 Rice
RT67 Walker LLB56 Nece
TE88 Becht MLB53 Quarles
TE81 Smith RLB55 Brooks
WR84 Galloway LCB25 Kelly
RB32 Pittman SS23 Phillips
RB24 Williams FS34 Jackson
QB8 Griese RCB20 Barber
SUBSTITUTIONS
3 Bryant, 9 Bidwell, 19 Hilliard, 21 Bolden, 26 Allen, 27 Cox, 33 Graham, 40 Alstott, 43 Cook, 46 Adams, 51 Ruud, 58 Cooper, 64 Bryant, 75 Steussie, 77 Terry, 80 Clayton, 83 Moore, 86 Shepherd, 89 Jones, 90 White, 96 Wyms
DID NOT PLAY
2 Simms, 85 Lawrie
INACTIVE
12 McCown, 28 Nicholson, 44 Razzano, 61 Colmer, 78 Stinchcomb, 82 Warren, 87 Russell, 91 Bradley