Tampa Bay Buccaneers 34 Buffalo Bills 28 Sunday 2 November 1986 at Tampa Stadium
SCORING TB 6:11-1Q Igwebuike FG49 TB 6:00-1Q Franklin fumble recovery in the endzone (Igwebuike kick) TB 4:32-2Q Igwebuike FG26 TB 4:15-2Q Young 2 run (Igwebuike kick) BUF 7:23-3Q Metzelaars 1 pass from Kelly (Norwood kick) BUF 0:17-3Q Metzelaars 44 pass from Kelly (Norwood kick) TB 12:06-4Q Young 1 run (Igwebuike kick) BUF 7:32-4Q Pitts 49 punt return (Norwood kick) TB 6:27-4Q Wilder 45 run (Igwebuike kick) BUF 3:20-4Q Butler 9 pass from Kelly (Norwood kick)
After being punished severly for first-half errors, the Bills mounted a furious comeback which only fell short when RB Robb Riddick couldn't hang on to Jim Kelly's 4th down pass from the Tampa 3-yard line.   The Bucs had taken advantage of Buffalo fumbles in the first half by scoring 17 of their points after recovering Bills' miscues in their endzone, and on the Buffalo 2- and 31-yard lines.   This game was Jim Kelly's first 300-yard passing game in the NFL after coming over to Buffalo from the USFL's Houston Gamblers.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Wilder 20-97, Young 7-32, Wonsley 4-11, Carter 1-(5). BILLS: Kelly 5-42, Riddick 10-35, Harmon 4-2. PASSING BUCS: Young 24-14-193-0-0. BILLS: Kelly 39-29-342-0-3. RECEIVING BUCS: Wilder 5-50, Magee 4-52, J.Bell 3-23, Carter 1-45, Harris 1-23. BILLS: Metzelaars 7-113, Riddick 7-50, Harmon 6-45, Butler 3-71, Reed 3-38, Richardson 2-17, Rolle 1-8. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. BILLS: none. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Wonsley 3-73, Futrell 2-47. BILLS: Richardson 3-62, Broughton 3-43. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Futrell 0-0. BILLS: Pitts 2-49, Broughton 1-1. SACKS BUCS: Swoope 1-18. BILLS: McNanie 2-15.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 72 Taylor DE 71 Nelson 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 82 Bell RILB 52 Brantley WR 87 Carter ROLB 51 Washington WR 81 Freeman LCB 21 McKeever TE 86 Magee RCB 22 Jones RB 32 Wilder SS 41 Swoope QB 8 Young FS 31 Curry PLAYED 1 Igwebuike, 5 Garcia, 17 DeBerg, 25 Howard, 35 Franklin, 36 Futrell, 44 Sully, 46 Wonsley, 54 Randle, 59 Murphy, 67 Morgan, 68 Mallory, 75 Kellin, 77 Maarleveld, 80 Williams, 83 Gillespie, 84 Harris, 88 Spek, 98 Keys DID NOT PLAY 23 Castille, 26 Easmon, 56 Walker, 64 Robinson
COMMENTARY CREW Steve Brandt and Sam Rutligiano