Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20 New York Giants 22
Sunday 3 November 1985 at the Meadowlands
|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) |
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.
BUCS: DeBerg 42-21-239-1-2.
GIANTS: Simms 31-18-204-0-0.
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.
GIANTS: Kinard 1-30.
BUCS: Freeman 5-105, Prior 1-14.
GIANTS: Adams 4-77.
BUCS: Prior 1-14.
GIANTS: McConkey 4-44.
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."
||RDE||90 Holmes |
|TE||82 J Bell
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