Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0  Baltimore Ravens 27 Sunday 10 September 2006 at Raymond James Stadium
SCORING BAL 5:44-1Q Lewis 4 run (Stover kick) BAL 14:45-2Q McAllister 60 interception return (Stover kick) BAL 1:54-2Q Stover FG20 BAL 10:22-3Q Stover FG42 BAL 7:17-4Q Wilcox 4 pass from McNair (Stover kick)
Not the kind of home opener any fan expects.  A shutout and it was not even that close.  The offense had struggled during the pre-season and this was more of the same with Chris Simms throwing three interceptions one of which was returned for a touchdown to put the Ravens 14-0 up early in the second quarter.  The defense played OK but was behind the eight ball from early on.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Williams 8-22, Simms 1-3, Alstott 1-2, Pittman 3-(-1). RAVENS: Lewis 18-78, Anderson 7-25, Smith 2-6, McNair 2-4, Boller 4-(-2), Clayton 1-(-8). PASSING BUCS: Simms 29-17-133-3-0, Gradkowski 5-1-4-0-0. RAVENS: McNair 27-17-181-0-1. RECEIVING BUCS: Williams 5-25, Becht 4-27, Clayton 3-34, Alstott 3-26, Smith 2-18, Pittman 1-7. RAVENS: Heap 5-46, Mason 4-50, Wilcox 3-52, Clayton 2-18, Williams 1-9, Smith 1-4, Green 1-2. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. RAVENS: McAllister 1-60, Ngata 1-60, Reed 1-3. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Pittman 5-121, Cox 1-26. RAVENS: Sams 1-18. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Jones 5-47. RAVENS: Sams 4-57, Oglesby 1-0. SACKS BUCS: White 1-13. RAVENS: Scott 2-12, Lewis 1-9.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 69 Davis DE 94 Spires LG 79 Mahan DT 95 Hovan C 76 Wade DT 92 McFarland RG 77 Terry DE 97 Rice RT 67 Walker LLB 56 Nece TE 81 Smith MLB 51 Ruud TE 88 Becht RLB 55 Brooks WR 84 Galloway LCB 25 Kelly RB 40 Alstott RCB 20 Barber RB 24 Williams SS 23 Phillips QB 2 Simms FS 37 Allen PLAYED 3 Bryant, 7 Gradkowski, 9 Bidwell, 19 Hilliard, 21 Bolden, 27 Cox, 32 Pittman, 33 Sowell, 34 Graham, 39 Pearson, 46 Adams, 50 Winborn, 52 Cash, 54 Mallard, 80 Clayton, 83 Moore, 87 Jolley, 89 Jones, 90 White, 98 Wyms DID NOT PLAY 65 Trueblood, 74 Green, 78 Jackson INACTIVES 13 Rattay, 29 Zemaitis, 53 Quarles, 72 Buenning, 75 Joseph, 82 Warren, 85 Stovall, 91 Jenkins
COMMENTARY CREW Kevin Harlan and Rich Gannon