Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20  Carolina Panthers 7 Sunday 30 September 2007 at Bank of America Stadium
SCORING TB 8:43-1Q Garcia 3 run (Bryant kick) TB 0:48-1Q Graham 1 run (Bryant kick) TB 6:41-2Q Bryant FG25 TB 10:41-4Q Bryant FG38 CAR 0:23-4Q Williams 24 pass from Carr (Kasay kick)
A game of losses.  The Panthers lost on the scoreboard but the Bucs lost LT Luke Petitgout and RB Cadillac Williams to seemingly very serious injuries.  Little did they know replacement Donald Penn would go on to become a real team superstar.  Carolina was held scoreless until the final seconds and the ground game did its bit too.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Pittman 15-90, Graham 17-48, Williams 6-41, Garcia 4-10. PANTHERS: Foster 15-64, Carr 5-28, Williams 2-5, Hoover 1-2. PASSING BUCS: Garcia 25-15-176-0-0. PANTHERS: Carr 41-19-155-1-1. RECEIVING BUCS: Hilliard 7-114, Smith 4-17, Askew 1-17, Clayton 1-13, Graham 1-8, Galloway 1-7. PANTHERS: Smith 5-32, Williams 3-37, Foster 3-17, Hoover 2-17, Carter 2-16, Colbert 2-16, King 1-14, Jarrett 1-6. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Phillips 1-0. PANTHERS: none. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Clayton 1-19. PANTHERS: Goings 3-53, Williams 1-29. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Jones 5-71. PANTHERS: Robinson 1-3. SACKS BUCS: Chukwurah 1-7, Peterson 1-6, Haye 1-5. PANTHERS: none
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 91 White 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 31 Buchanon RB 24 Williams SS 23 Phillips QB 7 Garcia FS 28 Jackson PLAYED 3 Bryant, 9 Bidwell, 11 Jones, 26 Allen, 30 Nicholson, 32 Pittman, 34 Graham, 39 Pearson, 48 Economos, 54 Chukwurah, 56 Nece, 58 Black, 59 June, 68 Lehr, 70 Penn, 80 Clayton, 85 Stovall, 86 Stevens, 88 Becht, 90 Adams, 93 Carter, 96 Peterson DID NOT PLAY 5 Gradkowski INACTIVES 2 Simms, 12 McCown, 25 Kelly, 50 Trotter, 57 Hayward, 69 Davis, 72 Buenning, 98 Sims
COMMENTARY CREW Kenny Albert and Darryl Johnston