Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23  Carolina Panthers 38 SMonday 8 December 2008 at Bank of America Stadium
SCORING CAR 8:50-1Q Kasay FG33 TB 6:35-2Q M.Bryant FG20 CAR 1:56-2Q Stewart 2 run (Kasay kick) TB 11:23-3Q A.Bryant 50 pass from Garcia (M.Bryant kick) CAR 8:19-3Q Smith 38 pass from Delhomme (Kasay kick) TB 3:37-3Q Williams 4 run (M.Bryant kick) CAR 13:21-4Q Stewart 4 run (Kasay kick) CAR 8:30-4Q Williams 16 run (Kasay kick) TB 2:29-4Q A.Bryant 15 pass from Garcia (kick blocked) CAR 2:07-4Q Williams 36 run (Kasay kick)
It was Monday Night Football and the Bucs needed one more win to clinch a playoff berth.  What they got was totally run over giving up 300 yards on the ground as the stories of Monte Kiffin leaving for the college ranks were true.  Antonio Bryant’s epic game and miraculous touchdown were left by the wayside.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Dunn 10-49, Williams 9-22, Askew 3-9, Garcia 2-6. PANTHERS: Williams 19-186, Stewart 15-115, Hoover 1-0, Delhomme 2-(-2). PASSING BUCS: Garcia 38-24-321-0-2. PANTHERS: Delhomme 20-14-173-2-1. RECEIVING BUCS: A.Bryant 9-200, Stevens 5-33, Dunn 3-13, Hilliard 2-20, A.Smith 1-20, Clayton 1-15, Askew 1-9, Williams 1-6, Gilmore 1-5. PANTHERS: Smith 9-117, Muhammad 3-43, Jarrett 1-7, Williams 1-6. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Barber 1-4, Phillips 1-1. PANTHERS: none. KICK RETURNS BUCS: C.Smith 3-77, A.Smith 1-17, Clark 1-15, Gilmore 1-12. PANTHERS: Jones 4-74. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: C.Smith 1-3. PANTHERS: Jones 2-21. SACKS BUCS: Carter 1-8. PANTHERS: Peppers 1.5-4.5, Brayton 1-7, Marshall 1-6, Lewis 1-3, Johnson 0.5-2.5.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 70 Penn DE 93 Carter LG 78 Sears DT 98 Sims C 52 Faine DT 95 Hovan RG 75 Joseph DE 90 Adams RT 65 Trueblood WLB 55 Brooks TE 88 Gilmore MLB 51 Ruud WR 80 Clayton DB 25 Talib WR 89 Bryant LCB 31 Buchanon FB 35 Askew RCB 20 Barber RB 28 Dunn SS 23 Phillips QB 7 Garcia FS 36 Jackson PLAYED 3 Bryant, 9 Bidwell, 19 Hilliard, 21 Piscitelli, 22 Smith, 24 Williams, 26 Allen, 33 Cook, 43 Mack, 48 Economos, 57 Hayward, 58 Black, 59 June, 76 Zuttah, 79 Mahan, 81 Smith, 86 Stevens, 87 Clark, 91 White, 96 Peterson, 97 Wilkerson DID NOT PLAY 12 McCown, 84 Galloway INACTIVES 8 Griese, 10 Jackson, 11 Johnson, 29 Herron, 30 Nicholson, 50 McCoy, 71 Haye, 77 Lee
COMMENTARY CREW Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworski and Tony Kornheiser