Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27 New Orleans Saints 13
Sunday 1 January 2006 at Raymond James Stadium
TB 2:52-1Q Galloway 7 pass from Simms (Bryant kick)
NO 12:32-2Q Carney FG25
TB 11:25-2Q Galloway 4 pass from Simms (Bryant kick)
NO 3:36-2Q Henderson 24 pass from Bouman (Carney kick)
TB 0:45-2Q Bryant FG46
NO 12:06-4Q Carney FG34
TB 7:16-4Q Bryant FG26
TB 1:43-4Q White 34 fumble return (Bryant kick)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
BUCS: Williams 22-81, Pittman 1-64, Simms 2-2, Alstott 1-2.
SAINTS: Smith 16-55, Stecker 2-10, Thomas 4-7, Bouman 1-(-1).
PASSING
BUCS: Simms 25-12-143-0-2.
SAINTS: Bouman 37-25-265-2-1.
RECEIVING
BUCS: Galloway 4-38, Pittman 3-35, Hilliard 2-20, Alstott 1-24, Smith 1-22, Shepherd 1-4.
SAINTS: Hakim 6-71, Stallworth 6-61, Hilton 5-74, Stecker 4-16, Henderson 2-30, Horn 1-11, Thomas 1-2.
INTERCEPTIONS
BUCS: Bolden 1-18, Allen 1-0.
SAINTS: none.
KICK RETURNS
BUCS: Pittman 3-85.
SAINTS: Stecker 3-62, McAfee 1-13, Hall 1-5.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: Jones 2-24.
SAINTS: Hakim 3-32.
SACKS
BUCS: Rice 2-13, White 1-12, Spires 1-5.
SAINTS: Thomas 1-7.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
Roy Cummings' review of the game
Martin Fennelly's award winning column
What Joe Henderson thought of it all
Those important rookies now face more new challenges
The end of a long difficult year for the Saints
Throwing the red flag was a big play for the Bucs
Chris Simms - talking after the game to the Tampa media
Game notes and anecdotes
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
WR19 Hilliard RLB55 Brooks
WR84 Galloway LCB25 Kelly
FB40 Alstott SS 26 Allen
RB24 Williams FS34 Jackson
QB2 Simms RCB20 Barber
SUBSTITUTIONS
3 Bryant, 9 Bidwell, 21 Bolden, 27 Cox, 28 Nicholson, 32 Pittman, 33 Graham, 39 Pearson, 43 Cook, 46 Adams, 51 Ruud, 54 Mallard, 58 Cooper, 75 Steussie, 77 Terry, 81 Smith, 83 Moore, 86 Shepherd, 89 Jones, 90 White, 91 Bradley, 96 Wyms
DID NOT PLAY
12 McCown
INACTIVE
13 Rattay, 22 Watson, 23 Phillips, 61 Colmer, 64 Bryant, 74 Jackson, 80 Clayton, 85 Heller