Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20 New York Giants 22
Sunday 3 November 1985 at the Meadowlands
NYG8:44-1Q Schubert FG24
TB6:57-1Q Igwebuike FG53
TB11:27-2Q Giles 25 pass from DeBerg (Igwebuike kick)
NYG3:00-2Q Schubert FG36
TB0:07-2Q Igwebuike FG20
NYG9:59-3Q Morris 1 run (Schubert kick)
NYG2:11-3Q Schubert FG24
NYG12:59-4Q Schubert FG41
NYG8:32-4Q Schubert FG33
TB2:27-4Q Giles 1 pass from DeBerg (Igwebuike kick)

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.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
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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."
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT62 Farrell 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 SS31 Curry
RB32 Wilder FS44 Sully
QB17 DeBerg RCB21 Holt
SUBSTITUTIONS
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
INACTIVE