Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14  Carolina Panthers 21 Sunday 28 November 2004 at Bank of America Stadium
SCORING CAR 9:23-1Q Colbert 24 pass from Delhomme (Chandler kick) TB 1:55-2Q Pittman 6 pass from Griese (Gramatica kick) CAR 8:37-3Q Peppers 46 interception return (Chandler kick) TB 6:42-4Q Pittman 8 pass from Griese (Gramatica kick) CAR 0:20 -4Q Colbert 40 pass from Delhomme (Chandler kick)
This was one they had to win.  But three missed Martin Gramatica fieldgoals and a late defensive lapse meant the season was finally lost.  The final miss came inside the two-minute warning with the score tied at 14-14.  It was not even close and the Panthers took full advantage completing the job with 20 seconds remaining.  Michael Pittman had one of the best receiving days by a back in franchise history.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Pittman 18-29, Alstott 6-15, Griese 2-9, Graham 2-9. PANTHERS: Goings 23-106, Delhomme 1-5, Bennett 1-1. PASSING BUCS: Griese 39-27-347-1-2. PANTHERS: Delhomme 21-14-213-1-2. RECEIVING BUCS: Pittman 8-134, Clayton 8-77, Jurevicius 4-60, Galloway 3-34, Alstott 2-19, Dilger 1-19, Heller 1-4. PANTHERS: Colbert 3-72, Mangum 3-44, Goings 3-17, Muhammad 2-52, Proehl 2-22, Seidman 1-6. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Kelly 1-0. PANTHERS: Peppers 1-46. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Cox 2-35. PANTHERS: Robertson 2-45. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Galloway 2-12. PANTHERS: Gamble 1-16. SACKS BUCS: Ahanotu 1-11, Spires 1-7, White 1-5, Rice 1-2. PANTHERS: Peppers 1-6, Minter 1-5.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 70 Deese DE 94 Spires LG 78 Stinchcomb DT 95 Ahanotu C 79 Mahan DT 91 Darby RG 60 Coleman DE 97 Rice RT 67 Walker LLB 52 Gold TE 85 Dilger MLB 53 Quarles WR 84 Galloway RLB 55 Brooks WR 80 Clayton LCB 25 Kelly FB 40 Alstott RCB 20 Barber RB 32 Pittman SS 26 Smith QB 8 Griese FS 38 Howell PLAYED 9 Bidwell, 10 Gramatica, 24 Cox, 28 Jackson, 35 Ivy, 37 Allen, 43 Cook, 50 Gooch, 51 Burns, 56 Nece, 58 Cooper, 73 Bradley, 75 Steussie, 77 Terry, 81 Brown, 83 Jurevicius, 86 Moore, 89 Heller, 90 White, 93 Savage DID NOT PLAY 2 Simms, 27 Edwards INACTIVES 11 Schroeder, 14 Johnson, 23 Phillips, 34 Comella, 36 Smart, 69 Davis, 82 Lee, 98 Smith
COMMENTARY CREW Kenny Albert and Brian Baldinger