Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13  Denver Broncos 16 Sunday 3 October 2004 at Raymond James Stadium
SCORING DEN 3:01-1Q Hape 5 pass from Plummer (Elam kick) DEN 13:14-2Q Elam FG49 TB 10:50-2Q Clayton 51 pass from Johnson (Gramatica kick) DEN 5:32-2Q Elam FG50 TB 0:00-2Q Gramatica FG28 TB 8:15-3Q Gramatica FG30 DEN 9:03-4Q Elam FG23
Another homecoming loss of sorts as the Bucs fell to 0-4 with long-time Tampa hero John Lynch being on the other side of the ball for the Broncos.  He was responsible for the Buc touchdown as he failed to down Michael Clayton allowing the helmet-less receiver to get up and run into the endzone.  ``The hole is pretty deep,'' Brad Johnson said not realising he had actually played his final snap for the franchise.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Pittman 15-72, White 4-17, Alstott 3-7, Johnson 1-7, Clayton 1-7. BRONCOS: Griffin 21-66, Droughns 8-20, Plummer 5-18, Watts 1-7. PASSING BUCS: Johnson 23-15-162-0-1, Simms 1-0-0-0-0. BRONCOS: Plummer 30-13-138-0-1. RECEIVING BUCS: Lee 5-47, Clayton 4-91, Alstott 3-9, Dilger 1-7, Heller 1- 5, T.Brown 1-3. BRONCOS: Smith 4-32, Putzier 2-42, Watts 2-20, Griffin 1-15, Droughns 1-12, Jackson 1-9, Hape 1-5, Lelie 1-3. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none BRONCOS: none. KICK RETURNS BUCS: White 4-99, Murphy 1-20. BRONCOS: Droughns 2-45. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Clayton 1-2, Brown 0-0. BRONCOS: Luke 2-19. SACKS BUCS: none. BRONCOS: Middlebrooks 1-3.
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 TE 89 Heller RLB 55 Brooks WR 80 Clayton LCB 25 Kelly FB 40 Alstott RCB 20 Barber RB 32 Pittman SS 26 Smith QB 14 Johnson FS 23 Phillips PLAYED 2 Simms, 9 Bidwell, 10 Gramatica, 11 Schroeder, 15 Murphy, 22 White, 27 Edwards, 35 Ivy, 37 Allen, 38 Howell, 43 Cook, 50 Gooch, 51 Burns, 56 Nece, 58 Cooper, 66 Gregory, 67 Walker, 79 Mahan, 81 Brown, 82 Lee, 86 Moore, 90 White, 96 Wyms DID NOT PLAY 8 Griese INACTIVES 12 Knight, 24 Cox, 34 Comella, 69 Davis, 77 Terry, 84 Galloway, 93 Savage
COMMENTARY CREW Dick Enberg and Dan Dierdorf