Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14  Atlanta Falcons 24 Sunday 14 November 2004 at the Georgia Dome
SCORING ATL 11:24-1Q Feely FG33 ATL 5:22-1Q Duckett 2 run (Feely kick) ATL 10:25-2Q Duckett 1 run (Feely kick) TB 5:43-2Q Clayton 25 pass from Griese (Gramatica kick) TB 9:35-3Q Dilger 22 pass from Griese (Gramatica kick) ATL 9:49-4Q Crumpler 49 pass from Vick (Feely kick)
The two-game winning streak came to an end in Atlanta after the Falcons jumped out to an early 17-0 lead and in spite of a pair of Brian Griese TD passes, the usual problems of defensive lapses and no confidence in kicker Martin Gramatica came back to haunt Jon Gruden’s team.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Pittman 20-62, Clayton 1-3, Graham 1-2, Griese 1-1. FALCONS: Dunn 17-76, Vick 9-73, Duckett 12-53, Griffith 1-3. PASSING BUCS: Griese 26-19-174-1-2. FALCONS: Vick 16-8-147-1-1. RECEIVING BUCS: Clayton 6-90, Dilger 5-51, Pittman 4-16, Cook 2-10, Galloway 1-4, Jurevicius 1-3. FALCONS: Crumpler 4-118, Price 2-20, Dunn 1-5, White 1-4. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Barber 1-0. FALCONS: Rossum 1-8. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Cox 4-101, Graham 1-17. FALCONS: Rossum 3-74. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Galloway 2-24. FALCONS: Rossum 2-0. SACKS BUCS: Quarles 1.5-5, Rice 1-7, White 1-0, Ahanotu 0.5-5, Gold 0.5-5, Spires 0.5-5. FALCONS: Coleman 2-17, Stewart 1.5-14.5, Kerney 1-8, Brooking 1-4, Williams 1-1.
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 83 Jurevicius RLB 55 Brooks WR 80 Clayton LCB 25 Kelly FB 43 Cook RCB 20 Barber RB 32 Pittman SS 26 Smith QB 8 Griese FS 23 Phillips PLAYED 9 Bidwell, 10 Gramatica, 24 Cox, 27 Edwards, 34 Comella, 35 Ivy, 37 Allen, 38 Howell, 50 Gooch, 51 Burns, 56 Nece, 73 Bradley, 75 Steussie, 77 Terry, 81 Brown, 82 Lee, 84 Galloway, 86 Moore, 89 Heller, 90 White, 98 Smith DID NOT PLAY 14 Johnson INACTIVES 2 Simms, 11 Schroeder, 22 White, 40 Alstott, 58 Cooper, 69 Davis, 92 McFarland, 93 Savage
COMMENTARY CREW Sam Rosen and Bill Maas