Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21 Detroit Lions 17
Sunday 16 September 1984 at Tampa Stadium
DET 13:24-1Q Nichols 77 pass from Danielson (Murray kick)
DET 7:46-2Q Danielson 4 run (Murray kick)
TB 1:54-2Q Carter 5 pass from DeBerg (Ariri kick)
TB 6:10-3Q Wilder 2 run (Ariri kick)
DET 3:50-3Q Murray FG28
TB 3:11-4Q Giles 5 pass from DeBerg (Ariri kick)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
BUCS: Wilder 22-89, Morton 1-2, Carver 1-0, DeBerg 2-(-2).
LIONS: Sims 11-39, Jones 10-34, Danielson 3-15, Jenkins 1-8, Nichols 1-6.
PASSING
BUCS: Thompson 13-6-57-1-0, DeBerg 27-18-195-0-2.
LIONS: Danielson 36-15-176-0-1.
RECEIVING
BUCS: Wilder 8-56, Carter 6-45, House 4-79, T.Bell 2-28, J.Bell 1-25, Owens 1-9, Giles 1-5, Carver 1-5.
LIONS: Jones 5-40, Sims 5-28, Chadwick 2-16, Thompson 2-15, Nicholls 1-77.
INTERCEPTIONS
BUCS: none.
LIONS: Watkins 1-0.
KICK RETURNS
BUCS: Owens 2-70, Morton 2-36.
LIONS: Jenkins 2-39, Martin 1-5.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: Holt 3-1, T.Bell 1-0.
LIONS: Martin 2-12.
SACKS
BUCS: Selmon 1-7, Cotney 1-1.
LIONS: English 2-16.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
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Steve DeBerg replaced Jack Thompson at QB and won NFC Offensive Player of the Week honours as he led the Bucs to a comeback win after trailing 14-0 in the second quarter.

Mark Nichols' early score for the Lions came after he "intercepted" a pass aimed for another Detroit receiver and took it the distance from the Lion 23-yard line.

The winning Buc score came on an 81-yard in seven plays, culminating in DeBerg's second TD pass of the game, this one to TE Jimmie Giles.
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT74 Sanders LDE78 Cannon
LG72 Courson NT76 Logan
C50 Wilson RDE63 Selmon
RG62 Farrell LOLB56 Johnson
RT73 Heller LILB58 Davis
WR89 House RILB52 Brantley
WR87 Carter ROLB53 Green
TE88 Giles LCB23 Castille
RB28 Carver SS43 Reece
RB32 Wilder FS34 Brown
QB14 Thompson RCB21 Holt
SUBSTITUTIONS
2 Ariri, 5 Garcia, 16 Kiel, 17 DeBerg, 20 Morton, 24 Harvey, 26 Owens, 27 Acorn, 33 Cotney, 41 Thomas, 46 Armstrong, 51 Washington, 54 Wood, 55 Spradlin, 57 Browner, 65 Jackson, 67 Morgan, 71 Braggs, 79 Kaplan, 82 J Bell, 83 T Bell, 85 Witte, 86 Carroll
DID NOT PLAY
60 Grimes, 70 Thomas, 75 Manor, 81 Tuttle
INACTIVE