Tampa Bay Buccaneers 33   Los Angeles Rams 34 Sunday 25 November 1984        at Tampa Stadium
SCORING TB 10:06-1Q Ariri FG26 TB 1:20-1Q Wilder 1 run (kick blocked) LA 10:28-2Q Dickerson 2 run (Lansford kick) TB 9:18-2Q J.Bell 16 pass from DeBerg (Ariri kick) LA 1:44-2Q Lansford FG35 LA 11:11-3Q Dickerson 1 run (Lansford kick) TB 4:48-3Q Ariri FG24 TB 0:00-3Q Armstrong 6 pass from DeBerg (Ariri kick) LA 12:23-4Q Kemp 1 run (Lansford kick) LA 10:18-4Q Dickerson 33 run (Lansford kick) LA 5:35-4Q Lansford FG27 TB 2:51-4Q Wilder 1 run (Ariri kick)
Eric Dickerson and the Rams ran all over the Bucs for 299 yards on the ground with the future Pro Bowler gaining 191 of them with three scores.   For the Bucs, it was the usual DeBerg and Wilder show and the home side had a 26-17 lead going into the fourth quarter.   In the end, an early missed extra point by Obed Ariri, and a fumble by DeBerg on the Tampa 34-yard line that set up the Rams' final fieldgoal proved to be the difference in a game coached by two ex-USC alumni.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Wilder 20-77, DeBerg 2-7. RAMS: Dickerson 28-191, Redden 3-48, Crutchfield 8-43, Brown 1- 16, Kemp 3-1. PASSING BUCS: DeBerg 44-27-322-1-2. RAMS: Kemp 10-7-68-0-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Wilder 10-80, T.Bell 4-88, House 4-50, J.Bell 3-47, Carter 3- 33, Armstrong 2-17, Dixon 1-7. RAMS: Ellard 1-23, Farmer 1-19, Guman 1-10, Da. Hill 1-9, Grant 1- 5, Dickerson 1-3, Barber 1-(-1). INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. RAMS: Irvin 1-0. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Bright 3-49, Morton 2-69. RAMS: Dr.Hill 4-101, Redden 1-21. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Bright 1-11. RAMS: Ellard 2-31. SACKS BUCS: none. RAMS: none.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 74 Sanders LDE 78 Cannon LG 77 Bujnoch DT 76 Logan C 50 Wilson RDE 63 Selmon RG 62 Farrell LOLB 59 Thompson RT 73 Heller LILB 58 Davis TE 88 Giles RILB 52 Brantley WR 87 Carter ROLB 51 Washington WR 89 House LCB 23 Castille QB 14 Thompson RCB 21 Holt TE 82 Bell SS 33 Cotney RB 32 Wilder FS 43 Reece PLAYED 2 Ariri, 5 Garcia, 20 Morton, 24 Harvey, 25 Dierking, 27 Acorn, 29 Bright, 31 Curry, 38 Peoples, 41 Thomas, 46 Armstrong, 54 Wood, 55 Spradlin, 57 Browner, 60 Grimes, 67 Morgan, 70 Thomas, 71 Braggs, 72 Courson, 75 Darns, 79 Kaplan, 81 Dixon, 83 T Bell, 85 Witte, 86 Carroll DID NOT PLAY 14 Thompson
COMMENTARY CREW Dick Stockton and Hank Stram
GAME HIGHLIGHTS         Click on the boxes below to watch the clip Jerry Bell had a 16-yard touchdown reception from Steve DeBerg This was one of James Wilder’s two touchdowns in the game Adger “Lead Dog” Armstrong showed he can catch as well as block