Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14 New England Patriots 32 Sunday 27 October 1985 at Tampa Stadium
SCORING TB 11:31-1Q Giles 16 pass from DeBerg (Igwebuike kick) TB 5:50-1Q Wilder 1 run (Igwebuike kick) NE 13:29-2Q Franklin FG35 NE 11:24-2Q Franklin FG50 NE 0:47-2Q Collins 11 pass from James (Franklin kick) NE 10:12-3Q Franklin FG49 NE 14:54-4Q James 8 run (Franklin kick) NE 5:21-4Q James 22 run (Franklin kick) NE 4:24-4Q Safety - DeBerg sacked by Blackmon in the endzone
For the fourth straight week, the Bucs played a Championship game-bound team (Chicago, Los Angeles and Miami being the others). And for the eighth straight time in the season, they lost.   Despite holding an early 14-0 lead, the Patriots rolled up over 420 yards of total offense and took control against an injury-ravaged Tampa Bay team in the second half.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Wilder 21-62, Springs 5-17. PATRIOTS: James 15-96, Collins 10-55, Tatupu 7-23, Weathers 4- 12, Grogan 1-9, Fryar 1-2. PASSING BUCS: DeBerg 26-13-141-2-1. PATRIOTS: Grogan 21-14-237-0-0, James 1-1-11-0-1. RECEIVING BUCS: House 4-55, J.Bell 4-33, Giles 2-24, Carter 1-17, T.Bell 1- 12. PATRIOTS: Collins 6-109, Morgan 3-55, Fryar 2-49, Dawson 2-17, Ramsey 1-10, Jones 1-8. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. PATRIOTS: Marion 1-22, Blackmon 1-14. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Freeman 4-60, Bright 2-35. PATRIOTS: Weathers 1-18, Fryar 1-16, Starring 1-15. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Prior 1-5, Bright 0-0. PATRIOTS: Fryar 2-24. SACKS BUCS: Randle 1-13, Browner 1-8, Cannon 1-4. PATRIOTS: Blackman 1-3, Veris 1-3. Tippett 0.5-2.5, Sims 0.5- 2.5.
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 57 Browner RT 73 Heller LILB 58 Davis TE 88 Giles RILB 52 Brantley TE 82 Bell ROLB 51 Washington 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, 25 Howard, 29 Bright, 31 Curry, 40 Armstrong, 54 Randle, 56 Johnson, 59 Kubin, 64 Shearin, 65 Fielder, 67 Morgan, 75 Lindstrom, 79 Kaplan, 81 Freeman, 83 T Bell, 85 Witte, 86 Magee DID NOT PLAY 8 Young, 62 Farrell
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GAME HIGHLIGHTS           Click on the boxes below to watch the clip it did not take long for Steve DeBerg and Jimmie Giles to hook up to open the scoring Keith Browner then recovered his own sack and fumble to get the ball back for the offense James Wilder capped the drive with one of his leaping goal-line touchdowns