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Carnell Williams topped 100 yards rushing for the second straight week, helping host Tampa Bay to its first 2-0 start in five years.

Williams shrugged off a sprained foot and insisted on finishing the game.

"Coming out of halftime, it felt like I couldn't go. Then once I told Coach [Jon] Gruden I wanted to go, they still wouldn't let me go," Williams said. "I had to kind of stress the point, 'I'm going.' "

Williams carried 24 times for 128 yards and one touchdown. The performance followed a 148-yard, 27-carry debut that raised questions about whether Gruden called on Williams too much in a season-opening victory at Minnesota.

"I should be fine," Williams said of his sore left foot, adding that the rest of his body is holding up to the pounding, too.

"I'm definitely in pain, but you never feel good," he added. "I'm always going to hurt."

Tampa Bay's defense scored on a safety and was every bit as tough on Bills QB J.P. Losman as they've been on a list of young quarterbacks that includes Michael Vick, Donovan McNabb and Daunte Culpepper.

Losman completed 12 of 29 passes for 113 yards in his first NFL road start. The second-year quarterback didn't have any turnovers for the second week in a row, but never came close to getting Buffalo's offense in sync.

"It's a humbling experience. We came in high as a kite, and everyone was telling us how good we are. We met a team that matched us in intensity and physicalness," Losman said.


Tampa Bay: Safety, Quarles sacked Losman in end zone, 9:29.

Tampa Bay: Alstott 1 run (Bryant kick), 2:36.

Buffalo: FG Lindell 40, 1:01.


Tampa Bay: C.Williams 3 run (Bryant kick), 5:09.


Tampa Bay: FG Bryant 40, 9:22.

Attendance: 64,777.

BillsBucsFirst Downs 818Total Net Yards 147318Rushes-Yards 17-4740-191Passing 100127Punt Returns 3-203-50Kickoff Returns 3-1053-49Interceptions Ret. 0-00-0Comp-Att-Int 14-32-016-22-0Sacked-Yards Lost 2-121-9Punts 7-43.66-46.2Fumbles-Lost 0-00-0Penalties-Yards 3-2013-99Time Of Possession 21:1038:50 RUSHING

Buffalo: McGahee 13-34, Losman 4-13.

Tampa Bay: C.Williams 24-128, Pittman 7-46, Alstott 6-19, Griese 3-(minus 2).


Buffalo: Losman 12-29-0-113, Holcomb 2-3-0-(minus 1).

Tampa Bay: Griese 16-22-0-136.


Buffalo: Reed 6-71, S.Williams 3-22, Evans 2-12, Moulds 1-8, Campbell 1-0, McGahee 1-(minus 1).

Tampa Bay: Clayton 6-84, Pittman 3-20, Hilliard 2-15, Alstott 2-9, Becht 2-6, A.Smith 1-2.