Tampa Bay Buccaneers 19  Buffalo Bills 3 Sunday 18 September 2005 at Raymond James Stadium
SCORING TB 9:29-2Q Safety - Losman sacked by Quarles in endzone TB 2:36-2Q Alstott 1 run (Bryant kick) BUF 1:01-2Q Lindell FG40 TB 5:09-3Q Williams 3 run (Bryant kick) TB 9:22-4Q Bryant FG40 
The Bucs won their home opener for the first time in four years holding the Bills to under 150 yards in total offense and watching rookie Cadillac Williams rush for another three figure total.  He and Mike Alstott had touchdown runs whilst the defense stepped up to throttle the Buffalo offense the entire game.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Williams 24-128, Pittman 7-46, Alstott 6-19, Griese 3-(-2). BILLS: McGahee 13-34, Losman 4-13. PASSING BUCS: Griese 22-16-136-0-0. BILLS: Losman 29-12-113-0-0, Holcomb 3-2-(-1)-0-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Clayton 6-84, Pittman 3-20, Hilliard 2-15, Alstott 2-9, Becht 2- 6, Smith 1-2. BILLS: Reed 6-71, Williams 3-22, Evans 1-12, Moulds 1-8, Campbell 1-0, McGahee 1-(-1). INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. BILLS: none. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Jones 3-49. BILLS: McGee 3-105. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Jones 3-50. BILLS: Clements 3-20. SACKS BUCS: Rice 1-8, Quarles 1-4. BILLS: Milloy 1-9.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 69 Davis DE 94 Spires LG 72 Buenning DT 95 Hovan C 76 Wade DT 92 McFarland 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 8 Griese FS 26 Allen PLAYED 3 Bryant, 9 Bidwell, 19 Hilliard, 32 Pittman, 33 Graham, 34 Jackson, 39 Pearson, 40 Alstott, 43 Cook, 46 Adams, 51 Ruud, 56 Nece, 58 Cooper, 64 Bryant, 75 Steussie, 77 Terry, 83 Moore, 86 Shepherd, 89 Jones, 90 White, 96 Wyms DID NOT PLAY 2 Simms, 85 Lawrie INACTIVES 12 McCown, 27 Cox, 28 Nicholson, 61 Colmer, 78 Stinchcomb, 82 Warren, 87 Russell, 91 Bradley
COMMENTARY CREW Bill Macafee and Rich Gannon