Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24 Detroit Lions 20 Sunday 21 September 1986 at the Silverdome
SCORING TB 14:46-2Q Wonsley 22 run (Igwebuike kick) TB 10;54-2Q Young 9 run (Igwebuike kick) DET 0:03-2Q Murray FG41 TB 10:53-3Q Igwebuike FG33 DET 8:20-3Q Murray FG51 TB 4:36-3Q Wonsley 55 run (Igwebuike kick) DET 8:15-4Q Jones 4 run (Murray kick) DET 1:20-4Q Jones 2 run (Murray kick)
Nathan Wonsley got his first start as an undrafted rookie free agent with James Wilder out injured, and promptly rushed for 138 yards and two scores as the Bucs won their first road game in two and a half seasons.   Steve Young only passed for 39 yards in his first start of the season as the dominant Buc rushing attack amassed 229 yards on the day. Two late Lion touchdowns made the score appear closer than it really was.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Wonsley 18-138, Springs 17-63, Young 5-24, House 1-4. LIONS: Jones 15-51, Moore 6-31, James 1-6, Hipple 2-5. PASSING BUCS: Young 15-6-39-0-0. LIONS: Hipple 46-31-318-2-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Carter 2-19, Giles 2-14, Springs 1-4, Wonsley 1-2. LIONS: Bland 8-72, Moore 7-40, Chadwick 5-106, Jones 5-28, Lewis 3-34, Mandley 1-22, Thompson 1-9, James 1-7. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Washington 1-12, Davis 1-0. LIONS: none. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Futrell 1-23, Wonsley 1-15, Magee 1-11, Harris 1-0. LIONS:  Hunter 5-115. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: none. LIONS:   Mandley 4-14. SACKS BUCS: Cannon 1-10, Logan 1-8, Browner 1-8, Washington 1-6. LIONS:  Cofer 1-15.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 72 Taylor 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 46 Wonsley SS 41 Swoope QB 8 Young FS 44 Sully PLAYED 1 Igwebuike, 5 Garcia, 17 DeBerg, 21 McKeever, 26 Easmon, 31 Curry, 34 Boatner, 36 Futrell, 54 Randle, 56 Walker, 59 Murphy, 68 Mallory, 71 Nelson, 80 Williams, 81 Freeman, 82 Bell, 86 Magee, 98 Keys DID NOT PLAY 67 Morgan, 74 Powell, 77 Maarleveld, 84 Harris INACTIVE 32 Wilder
COMMENTARY CREW Wayne Walker and Johnny Morris
GAME HIGHLIGHTS           Click on the boxes below to watch the clip Nathan Wonsley’s second touchdown came on a 55-yard burst Steve Young enjoyed his return to the starting line-up with a typical scrambling touchdown Chris Washington had one of the two Tampa interceptions of Eric Hipple