Tampa Bay Buccaneers 12  New York Jets 14 Sunday 9 October 2005 at Giants Stadium
SCORING TB 8:09-1Q Bryant FG35 TB 11:21-2Q Bryant FG36 NYJ 7:32-2Q Martin 2 run (Nugent kick) TB 0:05-2Q Bryant FG43 NYJ 9:05-3Q Martin 1 run (Nugent kick) TB 4:00-4Q Bryant FG30
The four-game winning streak to open the season came to an end in the Big Apple as former Buc QB Vinny Testaverde led the Jets to success against his old team.  There was not a lot of offense in this one, the Bucs being limited to four fieldgoals with a conservative gameplan without Cadillac in the backfield.  Brian Griese was ineffective and the good play of the Tampa defense ended up going to waste.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Pittman 13-46, Graham 7-18, Alstott 3-12, Griese 3-8. JETS: Martin 23-59, Testaverde 1-2, Blaylock 3-1. PASSING BUCS: Griese 42-27-226-1-0. JETS: Testaverde 19-13-163-1-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Pittman 7-41, Galloway 5-87, Smith 5-46, Becht 2-6, Alstott 1-9, Shepherd 1-9, Cook 1-1. JETS: Coles 6-89, Jolley 3-46, Cotchery 2-14, Baker 1-11, Blaylock 1-3. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Barber 1-0. JETS: Law 1-43. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Graham 1-22, Cox 1-(-1). JETS: Miller 4-109, Baker 1-0. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Jones 4-18. JETS: Cotchery 4-29. SACKS BUCS: Rice 1-7, Nece 1-6. JETS: Robertson 2-16, Ellis 0.5-5.5, Brown 0.5-5.5
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 32 Pittman SS 26 Allen QB 8 Griese FS 34 Jackson PLAYED 3 Bryant, 9 Bidwell, 19 Hilliard, 21 Bolden, 27 Cox, 33 Graham, 39 Pearson, 43 Cook, 46 Adams, 51 Ruud, 58 Cooper, 77 Terry, 81 Smith, 83 Moore, 85 Lawrie, 86 Shepherd, 89 Jones, 90 White, 91 Bradley, 96 Wyms DID NOT PLAY 2 Simms, 74 Jackson, 75 Steussie INACTIVES 12 McCown, 23 Phillips, 24 Williams, 28 Nicholson, 61 Colmer, 64 Bryant, 82 Warren, 87 Russell
COMMENTARY CREW Dick Stockton and Darryl Johnston