Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20 Atlanta Falcons 23
Sunday 28 September 1986 at Tampa Stadium
TB10:29-1Q Igwebuike FG23
ATL1:31-1Q Dixon 27 pass from Archer (Luckhurst kick)
TB11:32-2Q Igwebuike FG24
TB2:27-2Q Magee 11 pass from Young (Igwebuike kick)
TB 1:20-2QYoung 21 run (Igwebuike kick)
ATL0:34-3Q Riggs 1 run (Luckhurst kick)
ATL4:03-4Q Luckhurst FG43
ATL0:00-4Q Luckhurst FG34
ATL2:25-OTLuckhurst FG34

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
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.
PASSING
BUCS: Young 21-12-160-1-1.
FALCONS: Archer 36-19-246-0-1.
RECEIVING
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.
INTERCEPTIONS
BUCS: none.
FALCONS: Cason 1-10.
KICK RETURNS
BUCS: Stamps 4-103, Harris 3-63.
OPPONENTS: Croudip 1-20.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: Futrell 1-4.
OPPONENTS: Dixon 2-10.
SACKS
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.
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT72 Taylor LDE78 Cannon
LG66 Yarno NT76 Logan
C60 Grimes RDE90 Holmes
RG62 Farrell LOLB57 Browner
RT73 Heller LILB58 Davis
WR89 House RILB52 Brantley
WR87 Carter ROLB51 Washington
TE88 Giles LCB23 Castille
TE86 Magee SS41 Swoope
RB20 Springs FS44 Sully
QB8 Young RCB22 Jones
SUBSTITUTIONS
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