Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10  Atlanta Falcons 13 Sunday 15 December 2008 at the Georgia Dome
SCORING ATL 6:50-1Q Elam FG26 ATL 1:01-1Q Turner 1 run (Elam kick) TB 0:11-2Q A.Bryant 20 pass from Griese (M.Bryant kick) TB 0:44-4Q M.Bryant FG38 ATL 4:04-OT Elam FG34
Then it came falling down offensively for the Bucs as they lost once more, this time in overtime in Atlanta.  They had tied the game late on a Matt Bryant fieldgoal but could not stop Michael Turner.  "We looked great at times but we're just not together," Warrick Dunn said. "We have to take care of that. We have to figure out a way to be sharper on offense, to start faster and finish better."
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Williams 14-59, Dunn 12-40. FALCONS: Turner 32-152, Ryan 6-19, Douglas 1-11, Norwood 4-(-7). PASSING BUCS: Griese 37-26-269-1-1. FALCONS: Ryan 23-15-206-2-0. RECEIVING BUCS: A.Bryant 8-108, Dunn 7-50, Clayton 3-41, Hilliard 3-29, Stevens 2-27, Gilmore 1-12, A.Smith 1-2, Williams 1-0. FALCONS: White 4-61, Jenkins 3-55, Turner 2-30, Norwood 2-24, Rader 1-26, Peelle 1-5, Finneran 1-4, Mughelli 1-1. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Talib 1-0, Barber 1-(-2). FALCONS: Foxworth 1-1. KICK RETURNS BUCS: C.Smith 4-72. FALCONS: Norwood 3-56. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: C.Smith 3-16. FALCONS: Douglas 4-37. SACKS BUCS: Jackson 1-8. FALCONS: Abraham 3-33, Jackson 1-10.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 70 Penn DE 93 Carter LG 78 Sears DT 98 Sims C 52 Faine DT 97 Wilkerson RG 75 Joseph DE 90 Adams RT 65 Trueblood WLB 55 Brooks TE 88 Gilmore MLB 51 Ruud WR 80 Clayton SLB 59 June WR 89 Bryant LCB 31 Buchanon FB 35 Askew RCB 20 Barber RB 28 Dunn SS 23 Phillips QB 8 Griese FS 36 Jackson PLAYED 3 Bryant, 9 Bidwell, 19 Hilliard, 21 Piscitelli, 22 Smith, 24 Williams, 25 Talib, 26 Allen, 30 Nicholson, 33 Cook, 43 Mack, 48 Economos, 57 Hayward, 58 Black, 71 Haye, 77 Lee, 79 Mahan, 81 Smith, 86 Stevens, 87 Clark, 91 White, 96 Peterson DID NOT PLAY 12 McCown INACTIVES 7 Garcia, 10 Jackson, 11 Johnson, 29 Herron, 50 McCoy, 76 Zuttah, 84 Galloway, 95 Hovan
COMMENTARY CREW Dick Stockton and Brian Baldinger