Tampa Bay Buccaneers 9  Detroit Lions 30 Sunday 29 September 1985 at the Silverdome
SCORING TB 4:24-1Q Igwebuike FG21 DET 10:48-2Q Murray FG22 TB 4:31-2Q Igwebuike FG32 DET 0:02-2Q Nichols 4 pass from Hipple (Murray kick) TB 8:46-3Q Igwebuike FG20 DET 4:19-3Q Murray FG33 DET 0:00-3Q Murray FG39 DET 8:45-4Q Nichols 9 pass from Hipple (Murray kick) DET 1:57-4Q Hipple 1 run (Murray kick)
The Bucs fell to 0-4 on the season in spite of James Wilder's fourth straight 100-yard rushing game and eighth in a row dating back to the previous season.  The Lions scored 20 unanswered points in the second half to break open a close game with Eric Hipple throwing two scores for Detroit. At this point in the season, Wilder was leading the NFL in rushing, the NFL in total yards from scrimmage and the NFC in receptions.   But the Buc offense was just him and Jerry Bell as only three of Steve DeBerg's 19 receptions went to wide receivers.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Wilder 27-104, Springs 3-15. LIONS: Montgomery 16-77, Hipple 3-11, Kane 2-7, Moore 3-(-1). PASSING BUCS: DeBerg 31-19-193-1-0. LIONS: Hipple 31-19-250-0-2. RECEIVING BUCS: Wilder 7-57, J.Bell 6-54, Carter 2-29, Springs 2-22, Giles 1-18, House 1-13. LIONS: Chadwick 5-98, Nichols 4-35, Lewis 3-71, Montgomery 3- 16, Thompson 2-18, McDonald 1-8, Kane 1-4. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. LIONS: Johnson 1-19. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Freeman 3-62, Bright 2-62. LIONS: Hall 2-52. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Bright 3-20. LIONS: Mandley 3-16. SACKS BUCS: Morgan 2-11, Logan 1-9, Green 1-9. LIONS: Johnson 1-15, English 1-9. Gay 1-9, Graham 1-2.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 66 Yarno DE 78 Cannon LG 72 Courson DT 76 Logan C 60 Grimes DE 90 Holmes RG 62 Farrell LOLB 51 Washington RT 73 Heller LILB 58 Davis TE 88 Giles RILB 52 Brantley TE 82 Bell ROLB 53 Green WR 87 Carter LCB 23 Castille WR 89 House RCB 21 Holt RB 32 Wilder SS 30 Greenwood QB 17 DeBerg FS 44 Sully PLAYED 1 Igwebuike, 5 Garcia, 7 Risher, 20 Springs, 24 Prior, 29 Bright, 31 Curry, 40 Armstrong, 47 Dombrowski, 54 Randle, 56 Johnson, 57 Browner, 64 Shearin, 65 Fielder, 67 Morgan, 68 Mallory, 79 Kaplan, 81 Freeman, 85 Witte, 86 Magee DID NOT PLAY 8 Young, 75 Lindstrom, 83 T Bell
COMMENTARY CREW Jim Hill and John Dockery
GAME HIGHLIGHTS           Click on the boxes below to watch the clip Karl Morgan had a strip sack to set up a Buccaneer scoring opportunity David Logan came flying through the middle for a sack of his own It was all defensive highlights as Hugh Green got in on the act late in the first half