Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20 Atlanta Falcons 23
Sunday 28 September 1986 at Tampa Stadium
|TB||10:29-1Q ||Igwebuike FG23|
|ATL||1:31-1Q ||Dixon 27 pass from Archer (Luckhurst kick)|
|TB||11:32-2Q ||Igwebuike FG24|
|TB||2:27-2Q ||Magee 11 pass from Young (Igwebuike kick)|
|TB|| 1:20-2Q||Young 21 run (Igwebuike kick)|
|ATL||0:34-3Q ||Riggs 1 run (Luckhurst kick)|
|ATL||4:03-4Q ||Luckhurst FG43|
|ATL||0:00-4Q ||Luckhurst FG34|
BUCS: Young 7-68, Wonsley 19-65, Springs 10-42.
FALCONS: Riggs 27-129, Austin 9-71, Archer 9-32, Stamps 1-14, Andrews 1-3.
BUCS: Young 21-12-160-1-1.
FALCONS: Archer 36-19-246-0-1.
BUCS: Springs 3-58, House 2-43, Giles 2-23, Magee 2-19, Wonsley 2-8, Harris 1-9.
FALCONS: Brown 7-110, Dixon 3-58, Allen 3-24, Cox 1-18, Stamps 1-15, Riggs 1-10, Williams 1-7, Whisenhunt 1-2, Andrews 1-2.
FALCONS: Cason 1-10.
BUCS: Stamps 4-103, Harris 3-63.
OPPONENTS: Croudip 1-20.
BUCS: Futrell 1-4.
OPPONENTS: Dixon 2-10.
BUCS: Logan 1-5.
OPPONENTS: Pitts 1-13.
|GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS|
|Click here for the gamebook and the play-by-play |
|Click here for Leeman Bennett's post-game thoughts |
|Click here for a game report on this narrow loss to the Falcons|
|Click here for how Mick Luckhurst came through for Atlanta|
This was the Bucs' second appearance on British TV, but it was seen from an Atlanta standpoint as the show focused on Mick Luckhurst who won the game for the Falcons in overtime. Both starting DEs, Ron Holmes and John Cannon, were lost to injury on the same play, and the Bucs lost a 20-7 half-time lead. David Archer completed a miracle 4th down pass on the final FG-tying drive and even that kick was partially deflected by Tyrone Keys.
1 Igwebuike, 5 Garcia, 17 DeBerg, 21 McKeever, 31 Curry, 34 Boatner, 36 Futrell, 46 Wonsley, 54 Randle, 56 Walker, 59 Murphy, 68 Mallory, 71 Nelson, 80 Williams, 81 Freeman, 82 Bell, 84 Harris, 98 Keys ||DID NOT PLAY
|26 Easmon, 32 Wilder, 67 Morgan, 74 Powell, 77 Maarleveld||INACTIVE