65 Total Points.
8 lead changes
and the most incredible defensive play you've ever seen. A Leon Lett type hustle play for the Bucs, with around 4 minutes left in the 1st Qtr.
The season was 2004, and while the Bucs started out 0-4, we won 2 of the last 3 games before this matchup, and a win would put the Bucs at 3-5 and only 1 game out of a Wild Card Spot the way the NFC was shaping up that year. Brad Johnson was benched weeks before, but his replacement Chris Simms messed up his shoulder, and Brian Griese took over and simply set the franchise record for QB rating in 2004. Joey Galloway wasnt Joey G yet, he was just coming back from a game one injury, but still he had 2 catches for 40 yards. No this was back when Michael Clayton was a good word! He finished with 5 catches for 90 yards, and even Michael Pittman got in on the fun, with 128 yards on 15 carries. Griese was 22 of 34 for 296 yards! His counterpart, Trent Green was running the NFLs best offense at the time, Dick Vermeils Chiefs had Anthony Gonzalez, as the Chiefs had two receivers go over 100 yards. Green was 32 of 42 for 369 yards!
Who won? Im not going to tell you!! If you don't remember, then you don't want to miss this game! If you saw it, you won't want to miss reliving it! This was NOT one of those boring games. This was offensive fireworks, but even still you had some good defense!
Bucs! Chiefs! Raymond James, 2004! Merry Christmas everyone..enjoy the game, split into first and second halves.
This video DOES have commercials included, but no Pre or Post game, and No Halftime show.
First Half Action
Here is the 2nd half!
If you would like to see the game info..and/or read the St. Pete Times or Tampa Tribune articles on the game, you can check all that out HERE.