Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0  New England Patriots 28 Saturday 17 December 2005 at Gilette Stadium 
SCORING NE 8:52-1Q Ashworth 1 pass from Brady (Vinatieri kick NE 2:08-2Q Dillon 3 run (Vinatieri kick) NE 0:47-2Q Givens 16 pass from Brady (Vinatieri kick) NE 11:32-4Q Dillon 2 pass from Brady (Vinatieri kick)
The Tampa offense was held to just 138 yards as they were defeated 28-0 in New England and at times it seemed as though they were lucky to get the 0.   The ground game was stalled, Chris Simms was sacked seven times and Tom Brady threw three touchdown passes.   But the playoff run was still on course.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Williams 14-23, Pittman 2-6, Alstott 1-2, Simms 1-(-1). PATRIOTS: Dillon 19-48, Faulk 6-18, Givens 2-13, Brady 3-6, Flutie 2-(-2). PASSING BUCS: Simms 34-21-155-0-0. PATRIOTS: Brady 31-20-258-0-3. RECEIVING BUCS: Hilliard 5-50, Galloway 4-38, Smith 4-26, Williams 3-4, Clayton 2-26, Alstott 2-8, Pittman 1-3. PATRIOTS: Givens 6-137, Dillon 4-15, Branch 2-27, Fauria 2-20, Faulk 2-8, Dwight 1-27, Davis 1-19, Pass 1-4, Ashworth 1-1. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. PATRIOTS: none. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Shepherd 2-40, Graham 1-22, Bradley 1-2. PATRIOTS: Johnson 1-20. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Jones 3-28. PATRIOTS: Dwight 3-22, Brown 2-9. SACKS BUCS: Rice 1-5. PATRIOTS: Bruschi 2-20, McGinest 2-15, Colvin 1-8, Vrabel 1-3, Hawkins 1-1.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 69 Davis DE 94 Spires LG 72 Buenning DT 95 Hovan C 76 Wade DT 96 Wyms RG 79 Mahan DE 97 Rice RT 67 Walker MLB 53 Quarles TE 88 Becht RLB 55 Brooks TE 81 Smith DB 21 Bolden WR 84 Galloway LCB 25 Kelly WR 80 Clayton RCB 20 Barber RB 24 Williams SS 23 Phillips QB 2 Simms FS 34 Jackson PLAYED 3 Bryant, 9 Bidwell, 19 Hilliard, 26 Allen, 27 Cox, 28 Nicholson, 32 Pittman, 33 Graham, 39 Pearson, 40 Alstott, 43 Cook, 51 Ruud, 54 Mallard, 56 Nece, 64 Bryant, 75 Steussie, 77 Terry, 83 Moore, 86 Shepherd, 89 Jones, 90 White, 91 Bradley DID NOT PLAY 12 McCown INACTIVES 4 France, 13 Rattay, 22 Watson, 46 Adams, 58 Cooper, 61 Colmer, 74 Jackson, 92 McFarland
COMMENTARY CREW Dick Stockton and Darryl Johnston