Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20 New York Giants 22 Sunday 3 November 1985 at the Meadowlands
SCORING NYG 8:44-1Q Schubert FG24 TB 6:57-1Q Igwebuike FG53 TB 11:27-2Q Giles 25 pass from DeBerg (Igwebuike kick) NYG 3:00-2Q Schubert FG36 TB 0:07-2Q Igwebuike FG20 NYG 9:59-3Q Morris 1 run (Schubert kick) NYG 2:11-3Q Schubert FG24 NYG 12:59-4Q Schubert FG41 NYG 8:32-4Q Schubert FG33 TB 2:27-4Q Giles 1 pass from DeBerg (Igwebuike kick)
For the fifth time in nine games, the Bucs had the lead at half-time, but for the ninth time in nine games, they lost. The Bucs did drive to midfield inside the final minute but a completion to Adger Armstrong to the Giants' 38 was called back for holding and they got no closer. Jerry Bell's season-ending knee injury curtailed his best-ever NFL season, one in which he was leading all NFC tight ends with 43 receptions at the time.   "Some guy in Newark threw the flag from the airport" said guard Sean Farrell on the key penalty. "The guy never takes the flag out of his pocket unless the game is on the line and he has got money on it."
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Wilder 21-75, Springs 3-7, Armstrong 2-6. GIANTS: Morris 26-132, Adams 8-39, Carthon 1-3, Simms 2-1, Carpenter 1-0. PASSING BUCS: DeBerg 42-21-239-1-2. GIANTS: Simms 31-18-204-0-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Carter 6-55, House 4-65, J.Bell 4-36, Giles 3-56, Wilder 2-20, Magee 1-4, Armstrong 1-3. GIANTS: Manuel 4-50, McConkey 3-33, Galbreath 3-30, Bavaro 3-24, Carpenter 2-18, Adams 1-30, Johnson 1-12, Morris 1-7. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. GIANTS: Kinard 1-30. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Freeman 5-105, Prior 1-14. GIANTS: Adams 4-77. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Prior 1-14. GIANTS: McConkey 4-44. SACKS BUCS: Logan 2-16, Curry 1-8, Cannon 0.5-6.5, Washington 0.5-6.5. GIANTS: Martin 1.5-7.5, Patterson 0.5-3.5.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 62 Farrell DE 78 Cannon LG 72 Courson DT 76 Logan C 60 Grimes DE 90 Holmes RG 68 Mallory 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 31 Curry QB 17 DeBerg FS 44 Sully PLAYED 1 Igwebuike, 5 Garcia, 7 Risher, 20 Springs, 24 Prior, 25 Howard, 30 Greenwood, 40 Armstrong, 54 Randle, 55 D Johnson, 56 C 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, 61 Kersten
COMMENTARY CREW Pat Summerall and John Madden
GAME HIGHLIGHTS           Click on the boxes below to watch the clip Jimmie Giles put the Bucs 10-3 ahead in the second quarter with yet another scoring pass The Buccaneer defense teamed up for a sack with John Cannon and Chris Washington getting the credit Giles’ second touchdown of the game came late in the fourth quarter on 4th down from the goal-line