Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24  Atlanta Falcons 9 Sunday 14 September 2008 at Raymond James Stadium
SCORING TB 12:37-1Q Gilmore 5 pass from Griese (Bryant kick) TB 11:08-2Q Dunn 17 run (Bryant kick) TB 9:07-2Q Bryant FG33 ATL 0:12-2Q Elam FG32 ATL 1:03-3Q Elam FG27 ATL 5:12-4Q Elam FG24 TB 3:08-4Q Graham 68 run (Bryant kick)
Brian Griese replaced the injured Jeff Garcia behind center but spent most of his day handing the ball off to Earnest Graham and Warrick Dunn.  Graham’s 68-yard scoring run late in the fourth quarter sealed the victory whilst the defense bounced back with two interceptions and four sacks.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Graham 15-116, Dunn 12-49, Griese 1-(-1). FALCONS: Turner 14-42, Douglas 1-33, Norwood 6-18, Ryan 6-10, White 1-2. PASSING BUCS: Griese 31-18-160-0-1. FALCONS: Ryan 33-13-158-2-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Hilliard 4-41, Dunn 3-21, Askew 3-1, Gilmore 2-41, Smith 2- 20, Galloway 2-18, Graham 1-12, Clayton 1-1. FALCONS: White 4-59, Robinson 4-45, Douglas 2-34, Norwood 1-8, Mughelli 1-6, Turner 1-6. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Piscitelli 1-22, Talib 1-2. FALCONS: none. KICK RETURNS BUCS: D.Jackson 2-0, Hilliard 0-0. FALCONS: Jennings 3-43. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: D.Jackson 3-61. FALCONS: Norwood 4-84. SACKS BUCS: Adams 2-11.5, White 1.5-15, Carter 0.5-2.5. FALCONS: Babineaux 1-8, Abraham 1-5.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 70 Penn DE 93 Carter LG 78 Sears DT 98 Sims C 52 Faine DT 95 Hovan RG 76 Zuttah DE 90 Adams RT 65 Trueblood WLB 55 Brooks TE 81 Smith MLB 51 Ruud TE 88 Gilmore SLB 59 June WR 84 Galloway LCB 31 Buchanon WR 89 Bryant RCB 20 Barber RB 34 Graham SS 23 Phillips QB 8 Griese FS 36 Jackson PLAYED 3 Bryant, 9 Bidwell, 10 Jackson, 19 Hilliard, 21 Piscitelli, 25 Talib, 26 Allen, 28 Dunn, 35 Askew, 43 Mack, 44 Storer, 48 Economos, 54 Hayes, 57 Hayward, 58 Black, 71 Haye, 79 Mahan, 80 Clayton, 83 Troupe, 91 White, 97 Wilkerson, 98 Sims DID NOT PLAY 12 McCown INACTIVES 7 Garcia, 11 Johnson, 29 Bennett, 50 McCoy, 75 Joseph, 77 Lee, 85 Stovall, 96 Peterson
COMMENTARY CREW Ron Pitts and Tony Boselli