INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Ward 13-48, Williams 11-29, Johnson 1-7, Freeman 1-5. PATRIOTS: Maroney 13-43, Faulk 2-19, Hoyer 3-17, Tate 1-11, Green-Ellis 7-6, Welker 1-6, Brady 1-5. PASSING BUCS: Johnson 26-9-156-3-1, Freeman 4-2-16-0-0. PATRIOTS: Brady 32-23-308-2-3. RECEIVING BUCS: Stroughter 3-63, Bryant 2-51, Williams 2-28, Winslow 2-9, Clark 1-13, Ward 1-8. PATRIOTS: Welker 10-107, Moss 5-69, Baker 3-26, Aiken 2-66, Faulk 2-5, Watson 1-35. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Talib 1-23, Jackson 1-0. PATRIOTS: Meriweather 2-70, Butler 1-0. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Stroughter 3-53. PATRIOTS: Tate 2-44. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Stroughter 3-29. PATRIOTS: Welker 4-53. SACKS BUCS: Wilkerson 0.5-0.5, White 0.5-0.5 PATRIOTS: Burgess 1-9, Wright 1-7, Chung 1-5.
A very special day for all the British Buccaneer fans as their team came across the Atlantic to play in an International Series game at Wembley Stadium as the Bucs gave up one of their home games to play host to the Patriots in this encounter.   Raheem Morris’ team were behind early as Brandon Meriweather took a Josh Johnson interception to the house inside the first three minutes.   Three further Tom Brady touchdown passes followed with only a 33-yard strike to Johnson to Antonio Bryant breaking the Patriots domination.  Midway through the fourth quarter, first-round pick Josh Freeman made his long-awaited regular season debut leading the Bucs on two short drives.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7 New England Patriots 35 Sunday 25 October 2009 at Wembley Stadium
SCORING NE 12:26-1Q Meriweather 39 interception return (Gostowski kick) NE 2:16-1Q Welker 14 pass from Brady (Gostowski kick) NE 11:18-2Q Aiken 54 pass from Brady (Gostowski kick) TB 1:14-2Q Bryant 33 pass from Johnson (Andrus kick) NE 9:13-3Q Watson 35 pass from Brady (Gostowski kick) NE 9:25-4Q Maroney 1 run (Gostowski kick)
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 70 Penn LDE 97 Wilkerson LG 76 Zuttah UT 98 Sims C 52 Faine DT 95 Hovan RG 75 Joseph RDE 91 White RT 65 Trueblood WLB 54 Hayes WR 80 Clayton MLB 51 Ruud WR 89 Bryant SLB 58 Black TE 82 Winslow LCB 25 Talib FB 34 Graham SS 21 Piscitelli RB 24 Williams FS 36 Jackson QB 11 J Johnson RCB 20 Barber SUBSTITUTIONS 3 Andrus, 5 Freeman, 8 D Johnson, 16 Figurs, 18 Stroughter, 26 Allen, 27 Cox, 28 Ward, 33 Mack, 41 Lynch, 48 Economos, 53 Koutouvides, 56 Wilson, 57 Hayward, 71 Bennett, 72 M Johnson, 79 Mahan, 85 Stovall, 86 Stevens, 87 Clark, 88 Gilmore, 93 Miller, 96 Crowder GAMEDAY INACTIVES 7 Leftwich, 22 Smith, 30 McCauley, 61 Compas, 69 Dotson, 74 Murphy, 92 D.Moore, 94 K.Moore
COMMENTARY CREW Jim Nantz and Phil Simms
GAME HIGHLIGHTS        Click on the boxes below to watch the clip CBS almost missed the play but the replay covers Antonio Bryant’s touchdown catch Aqib Talib gave the Bucs fans something to cheer about with his second quarter interception Josh Freeman’s first NFL completion with a British commentator taking over from Gene Deckerhoff