Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14 New England Patriots 32
Sunday 27 October 1985 at Tampa Stadium
TB11:31-1Q Giles 16 pass from DeBerg (Igwebuike kick)
TB5:50-1Q Wilder 1 run (Igwebuike kick)
NE13:29-2Q Franklin FG35
NE11:24-2Q Franklin FG50
NE0:47-2Q Collins 11 pass from James (Franklin kick)
NE10:12-3Q Franklin FG49
NE14:54-4Q James 8 run (Franklin kick)
NE5:21-4Q James 22 run (Franklin kick)
NE4:24-4Q Safety - DeBerg sacked by Blackmon in the endzone

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.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
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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.
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT66 Yarno LDE78 Cannon
LG72 Courson NT76 Logan
C60 Grimes RDE90 Holmes
RG68 Mallory LOLB57 Browner
RT73 Heller LILB58 Davis
WR89 House RILB52 Brantley
WR87 Carter ROLB51 Washington
TE88 Giles LCB23 Castille
TE82 J Bell SS30 Greenwood
RB32 Wilder FS44 Sully
QB17 DeBerg RCB21 Holt
SUBSTITUTIONS
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
INACTIVE