Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7  San Francisco 49ers 31 Sunday 7 September 1986 at Tampa Stadium
SCORING SF 6:47-1Q Craig 1 run (Wersching kick) SF 2:02-1Q Wilson 4 pass from Montana (Wersching kick) TB 12:16-3Q Carter 31 pass from DeBerg (Igwebuike kick) SF 2:34-3Q Wersching FG30 SF 11:12-4Q Craig 1 run (Wersching kick) SF 1:54-4Q Frank 10 pass from Kemp (Wersching kick)
Steve DeBerg set a Buc record by throwing seven interceptions in a single game and the Niners took full advantage to rout the Bucs in the 1986 season opener. In spite of this, DeBerg's TD pass to Gerald Carter got the Bucs within one score in the third quarter, but that was as close as they got.   Lee Roy Selmon's No.63 shirt was retired in a half-time ceremony and Joe Montana suffered a disc injury that kept him out most of the season in the fourth quarter.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Wilder 18-81, Springs 2-10. 49ERS: Craig 15-42, Cribbs 9-38, Rice 1-13, Rathman 2-8, Harmon 1-4, Kemp 1-3, Montana 1-0. PASSING BUCS: DeBerg 40-18-214-7-1. 49ERS: Montana 46-32-356-1-1, Kemp 2-1-10-0-1. RECEIVING BUCS: Wilder 5-50, Carter 4-67, Giles 4-51, House 2-16, Freeman 1-17, Wonsley 1-10, Magee 1-3. 49ERS: Craig 9-76, Clark 7-100, Francis 7-91, Rice 4-54, Wilson 2-16, Frank 1-10, Rathman 1-9, Harmon 1-6, Cribbs 1-4. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Brantley 1-57. 49ERS: Lott 2-21, Couisineau 1-18, Fuller 1-0, Griffin 1-0, Farnhorst 1-0, McKyer 1-0. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Wonsley 3-59, Freeman 2-27. 49ERS: none. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Harris 3-16. 49ERS:  Griffin 1-7. SACKS BUCS: Washington 1.5-14, Holmes 0.5-7. 49ERS:  Stover 3-19.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 74 Powell DE 78 Cannon LG 66 Yarno 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 WR 89 House ROLB 51 Washington WR 87 Carter LCB 23 Castille FB 20 Springs RCB 22 Jones RB 32 Wilder SS 41 Swoope QB 17 DeBerg FS 44 Sully PLAYED 1 Igwebuike, 5 Garcia, 21 McKeever, 26 Easmon, 31 Curry, 34 Boatner, 36 Futrell, 46 Wonsley, 54 Randle, 56 Walker, 59 Murphy, 67 Morgan, 68 Mallory, 71 Nelson, 72 Taylor, 77 Maarleveld, 81 Freeman, 82 Bell, 84 Harris, 86 Magee, 98 Keys DID NOT PLAY 8 Young, 80 Williams
COMMENTARY CREW Gary Bender and Hank Stram
GAME HIGHLIGHTS           Click on the boxes below to watch the clip Scot Brantley had one of his career highlights with an interception of Joe Montana Gerald Carter’s touchdown reception was the only time the Bucs got on the scoreboard Chris Washington had a sack of Montana late in the third quarter