Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17  Detroit Lions 13 Sunday 2 October 2005 at Raymond James Stadium
SCORING TB 7:59-1Q Bryant FG43 DET 11:30-2Q Hanson FG44 DET 4:58-2Q Jones 8 run (Hanson kick) TB 1:12-2Q Pittman 41 pass from Griese (Bryant kick) TB 14:05-3Q Galloway 80 pass from Griese (Bryant kick) DET 7:29-4Q Hanson FG23
Then it was four in a row and the 2005 Bucs were leading the NFL, a year after finishing bottom of the NFC South.  Cadillac was banged upp on the sidelines so Brian Griese had long touchdown passes to Joey Galloway and Michael Pittman and took advantage of a somewhat fortuitous call on a Detroit goal-line attempt to move to 4-0.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Pittman 5-30, Graham 4-15, Williams 11-13, Griese 1-7, Galloway 1-4. LIONS: Jones 12-38, Pinner 6-28, Bryson 3-13, Harrington 4-12 . PASSING BUCS: Griese 39-22-302-3-2. LIONS: Harrington 27-15-137-0-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Galloway 7-166, Pittman 6-96, Clayton 2-11, Becht 2-9, Alstott 2-7, Williams 2-6, Smith 1-7. LIONS: R Williams 3-54, M Williams 3-22, Johnson 2-15, Pinner 2-11, Pollard 2-5, Rogers 1-15, Fitzsimmons 1-11, Bryson 1-4. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. LIONS: Holt 1-51, McQuarters 1-19, Lehman 1-17. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Cox 1-17, Smith 1-12. LIONS: Drummond 2-26, DeVries 1-7. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Jones 3-15. LIONS: Drummond 3-17, McQuarters 0-8. SACKS BUCS: Rice 1-2, Barber 1-0. LIONS: Edwards 2-6, DeVries 1-12.
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 LLB 56 Nece TE 88 Becht MLB 53 Quarles WR 80 Clayton RLB 55 Brooks WR 84 Galloway LCB 25 Kelly FB 40 Alstott RCB 20 Barber RB 24 Williams SS 23 Phillips QB 8 Griese FS 26 Allen PLAYED 3 Bryant, 9 Bidwell, 19 Hilliard, 21 Bolden, 27 Cox, 32 Pittman, 33 Graham, 39 Pearson, 43 Cook, 46 Adams, 51 Ruud, 58 Cooper, 75 Steussie, 77 Terry, 81 Smith, 83 Moore, 86 Shepherd, 89 Jones, 90 White, 91 Bradley, 96 Wyms DID NOT PLAY 2 Simms, 85 Lawrie INACTIVES 12 McCown, 28 Nicholson, 34 Jackson, 61 Colmer, 64 Bryant, 78 Stinchcomb, 82 Warren, 87 Russell
COMMENTARY CREW Curt Menafee and JC Pearson