Tampa Bay Buccaneers 19 Detroit Lions 16 Sunday 24 November 1985 at Tampa Stadium
SCORING TB 5:23-1Q Igwebuike FG33 DET 11:09-2Q Jones 1 run (Murray kick) TB 2:52-2Q Igwebuike FG48 DET 11:37-3Q Murray FG37 DET 7:54-3Q Murray FG38 DET 12:10-4Q Murray FG39 TB 3:38-4Q Wilder 6 run (Igwebuike kick) TB 1:00-4Q Igwebuike FG36 TB 2:29-OT Igwebuike FG24
Steve Young became the 13th Buc QB to start a game for the franchise, but the first to win his first start. The Lions had a 10 point lead late in the game, but James Wilder's TD run and Donald Igwebuike's third fieldgoal of the game sent it into overtime.   Twice the Buc defense held the Lions in the extra period, before a short drive led to the game winner with 2:29 remaining. James Wilder went over 1,000 yards rushing for the second time in his career for the Bucs.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Wilder 27-96, Young 10-60, Springs 3-13. LIONS: Moore 16-59, Jones 7-11, Hipple 2-3. PASSING BUCS: Young 27-16-167-0-0. LIONS: Hipple 38-22-225-1-0, Ferguson 1-0-0-0-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Carter 5-78, Wilder 4-17, Magee 3-30, House 2-28, Giles 2-14. LIONS: Jones 7-49, Nichols 4-70, Thompson 4-32, Lewis 3-35, Mandley 2-19, Moore 1-11, Kane 1-9. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Randle 1-0. LIONS: none. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Freeman 2-68, Prior 2-23. LIONS: Jones 3-79, Hall 3-77. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Prior 6-51. LIONS: Mandley 5-57. SACKS BUCS: Greenwood 1-9, Washington 1-9, Davis 1-7. LIONS: Green 3-22, J.Williams 2-22, E.Williams 1-8.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 50 Wilson DE 78 Cannon LG 72 Courson DT 76 Logan C 60 Grimes DE 90 Holmes RG 68 Mallory LOLB 54 Randle RT 73 Heller LILB 58 Davis TE 88 Giles RILB 52 Brantley TE 86 Magee ROLB 51 Washington WR 87 Carter LCB 23 Castille WR 89 House RCB 21 Holt RB 32 Wilder SS 31 Curry QB 8 Young FS 44 Sully PLAYED 1 Igwebuike, 5 Garcia, 7 Risher, 20 Springs, 24 Prior, 26 Easmon, 30 Greenwood, 40 Armstrong, 55 D Johnson, 56 C Johnson, 57 Browner, 64 Shearin, 65 Fielder, 67 Morgan, 71 Studaway, 75 Lindstrom, 79 Kaplan, 80 Dunn, 81 Freeman, 83 T Bell, 85 Witte DID NOT PLAY 17 DeBerg, 62 Farrell
COMMENTARY CREW Dan Dierdorf and Jean Fugett
GAME HIGHLIGHTS           Click on the boxes below to watch the clip The most legendary defensive hit in franchise history - Scot Brantley on Eric Hipple James Wilder’s touchdown brought the Bucs back in the fourth quarter And in overtime, Donald Igwebuike won it for the Buccaneers