Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10  Washington Redskins 16 Sunday 12 September 2004 at Fed Ex Field
SCORING WAS 3:31-1Q Portis 64 run (Hall kick) WAS 3:18-2Q Hall FG20 TB 2:03-2Q Gramatica FG47 TB 10:16-4Q Barber 9 fumble return (Gramatica kick) WAS 6:04-4Q Hall FG30 WAS 14:42-4Q Hall FG34
The Bucs opened the 2004 season with a poor offensive display gaining less than 170 yards in total offense and putting only one long-distance fieldgoal on the board as the defense came through with the only touchdown.   Clinton Portis was the star of the show on the ground for the Redskins including a long TD run in the first quarter. The Bucs were tied at 10 going into the fourth quarter but could mount no serious threat.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Garner 11-25, Alstott 4-5. REDSKINS: Portis 29-148, Betts 5-17, Brunell 5-1. PASSING BUCS: Johnson 37-24-169-1-0 REDSKINS: Brunell 24-13-125-0-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Clayton 7-53, Brown 4-23, Alstott 3-17, Dilger 3-12, Dudley 2-31, Schroeder 2-26, Garner 1-4, White 1-3, Galloway 1-0. REDSKINS: Gardner 4-61, Portis 4-15, Coles 3-27, Cooley 1-16, Betts 1-6. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. REDSKINS: Pierce 1-16. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Murphy 4-125, Schroeder 1-13. REDSKINS: Morton 2-48, Sellers 1-15. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Schroeder 5-21. REDSKINS: Morton 3-18. SACKS BUCS: none. REDSKINS: Bowen 2-15, Arrington 1-10, Warner 0.5-2.5, Wynn 0.5-2.5.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 70 Deese DE 94 Spires LG 78 Stinchcomb DT 92 McFarland C 76 Wade DT 91 Darby RG 60 Coleman DE 97 Rice RT 75 Steussie LLB 52 Gold TE 85 Dilger MLB 53 Quarles WR 81 Brown RLB 55 Brooks WR 84 Galloway LCB 25 Kelly FB 40 Alstott RCB 20 Barber RB 30 Garner SS 26 Smith QB 14 Johnson FS 23 Phillips PLAYED 9 Bidwell, 10 Gramatica, 11 Schroeder, 15 Murphy, 22 White, 27 Edwards, 34 Comella, 35 Ivy, 37 Allen, 38 Howell, 50 Gooch, 51 Burns, 56 Nece, 58 Cooper, 66 Gregory, 69 Davis, 79 Mahan, 80 Clayton, 86 Moore, 88 Dudley, 90 White, 96 Wyms DID NOT PLAY 8 Griese INACTIVES 2 Simms, 24 Cox, 43 Cook, 67 Walker, 77 Terry, 82 Lee, 89 Heller, 93 Savage
COMMENTARY CREW Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Cris Collinsworth