Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24  St.Louis Rams 3 Sunday 23 September 2007 at Raymond James Stadium
SCORING TB 0:03-2Q Bryant FG27 TB 10:41-3Q Williams 7 return (Bryant kick) STL 11:31-4Q Wilkins FG25 TB 7:56-4Q Graham 8 run (Bryant kick) TB 5:00-4Q Graham 28 run (Bryant kick)
The defense showed up big-time for this hammering of the Rams although the game was not put away until two Earnest Graham touchdowns in the fourth quarter.   Marc Bulger was harrassed and hassled all day throwing three interceptions but a Cadillac fumble that stopped a scoring drive left Jon Gruden unhappy.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Graham 8-75, Pittman 7-56, Williams 12-46, Garcia 3-3, Clayton 2-2. RAMS: Jackson 30-115, Leonard 4-21. PASSING BUCS: Garcia 22-14-151-0-0. RAMS: Bulger 26-17-116-3-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Galloway 4-42. Pittman 3-35, Smith 3-27, Hilliard 2-32, Clayton 1-12, Williams 1-3. RAMS: Holt 5-63, Jackson 4-18, Bruce 3-14, McMichael 2-13, Leonard 1-6, Hall 1-2, Bennett 1-0. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Buchanon 1-19, Ruud 1-2, Phillips 1-0. RAMS: none. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Jones 1-36. RAMS: Hall 3-47, Minor 1-3. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Jones 1-35. RAMS: Hall 1-10. SACKS BUCS: Carter 0.5-3.5, Peterson 0.5-3.5 RAMS: Johnson 1-11.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 77 Petitgout DE 94 Spires LG 78 Sears DT 71 Haye C 76 Wade DT 95 Hovan RG 75 Joseph DE 93 Carter RT 65 Trueblood WLB 55 Brooks TE 81 Smith MLB 51 Ruud WR 19 Hilliard DB 22 Davis WR 84 Galloway LCB 20 Barber FB 35 Askew RCB 25 Kelly RB 24 Williams SS 23 Phillips QB 7 Garcia FS 28 Jackson PLAYED 3 Bryant, 9 Bidwell, 11 Jones, 21 Piscitelli, 31 Buchanon, 32 Pittman, 34 Graham, 39 Pearson, 48 Economos, 56 Nece, 57 Hayward, 58 Black, 59 June, 68 Lehr, 70 Penn, 80 Clayton, 85 Stovall, 86 Stevens, 88 Becht, 90 Adams, 91 White, 96 Peterson DID NOT PLAY 5 Gradkowski INACTIVES 2 Simms, 12 McCown, 26 Allen, 50 Trotter, 54 Chukwurah, 69 Davis, 72 Buenning, 98 Sims
COMMENTARY CREW Sam Rosen and Tim Ryan