Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7  Detroit Lions 13 Sunday 14 October 1984        at the Silverdome
SCORING TB 1:00-1Q House 25 pass from DeBerg (Ariri kick) DET 0:29-2Q Danielson 18 run (Murray kick) DET 10:26-OT Thompson 37 pass from Danielson (Murray kick)
Steve DeBerg set a Buc record for completion % in a single game by hitting on all but four of his 29 passes (later broken in the 1992 game against Green Bay by Vinny Testaverde).   But it was James Wilder's fumble in overtime at the Detroit 39-yard line that cost the Bucs the game, as four plays later, Gary Danielson hit Leonard Thompson for the game-winner from the Buc 37.   Obed Ariri missed a 42-yard fieldgoal wide left on the final play of regulation
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Wilder 30-72, DeBerg 5-23, Dierking 1-3, Morton 2-(-1). LIONS: Sims 16-100, Danielson 5-39, Jones 8-34, Hipple 2-3. PASSING BUCS: DeBerg 29-25-272-0-1. LIONS: Hipple 11-5-59-0-0, Danielson 12-6-91-0-1. RECEIVING BUCS: Wilder 9-60, House 4-67, Carter 4-50, J.Bell 3-36, Giles 2-33, Armstrong 2-8, T.Bell 1-18. LIONS: Thompson 5-82, Sims 2-29, Jones 2-26, Lewis 2-13. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. LIONS: none. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Morton 2-38. LIONS: Hall 1-23, Martin 1-15. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Bright 4-21. LIONS: Martin 2-18. SACKS BUCS: Manor 1-13.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 74 Sanders LDE 78 Cannon LG 72 Courson DT 76 Logan C 50 Wilson RDE 63 Selmon RG 65 Jackson LOLB 56 Johnson RT 73 Heller LILB 58 Davis TE 88 Giles RILB 52 Brantley TE 82 Bell ROLB 51 Washington WR 89 House LCB 23 Castille QB 14 Thompson RCB 21 Holt FB 46 Armstrong SS 33 Cotney RB 32 Wilder FS 34 Brown PLAYED 2 Ariri, 5 Garcia, 16 Kiel, 20 Morton, 24 Harvey, 25 Dierking, 27 Acorn, 29 Bright, 41 Thomas, 43 Reece, 54 Wood, 55 Spradlin, 57 Browner, 60 Grimes, 62 Farrell, 67 Morgan, 71 Braggs, 75 Manor, 79 Kaplan, 81 Dixon, 83 T Bell, 85 Witte, 86 Carroll, 87 Carter DID NOT PLAY 14 Thompson, 53 Green, 70 Thomas
COMMENTARY CREW Verne Lundqvist and Terry Bradshaw
GAME HIGHLIGHTS         Click on the boxes below to watch the clip Maurice Harvey had a partially blocked punt in the first quarter Kevin House had the Bucs’ only touchdown in the game James Wilder showed off his rushing and receiving skills once more