Tampa Bay Buccaneers 48 Atlanta Falcons 10
Sunday 13 September 1987 at Tampa Stadium
TB8:56-1QFreeman 11 pass from DeBerg (Igwebuike kick)
TB0:43-1QCarter 6 pass from DeBerg (Igwebuike kick)
ATL11:35-2QLuckhurst FG50
TB5:18-2QMagee 11 pass from DeBerg (Igwebuike kick)
TB2:37-2QCarter 3 pass from DeBerg (kick failed)
TB5:43-3QAustin 1 run (Igwebuike kick)
TB14:38-4QCarrier 2 pass from DeBerg (Igwebuike kick)
ATL9:34-4QBailey 34 pass from Campbell (Luckhurst kick)
TB3:32-4QBartalo 3 run (Igwebuike kick)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
BUCS: Howard 12-47, Bartalo 7-23, Smith 5-23, Austin 9-20, Wilder 7-13, Freeman 1-1.
FALCONS: Riggs 12-52, Archer 2-8, Flowers 2-3.
PASSING
BUCS: DeBerg 34-24-333-1-5.
FALCONS: Archer 22-8-94-2-0, Campbell 11-6-77-0-1.
RECEIVING
BUCS: Carter 6-60, Carrier 6-50, Wilder 4-62, Magee 3-46, Hall 2-44, Howard 1-45, Austin 1-15, Freeman 1-11.
FALCONS: Riggs 4-27, Bailey 3-56, Johnson 3-33, Dixon 1-33, Whisenhunt 1-14, Matthews 1-4, Flowers 1-4.
INTERCEPTIONS
BUCS: Woods 1-42, Futrell 1-23.
FALCONS: Case 1-12.
KICK RETURNS
BUCS: Futrell 2-8.
OPPONENTS: Stamps 6-117.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: Futrell 4-39.
OPPONENTS: none.
SACKS
BUCS: Kellin 2.5-24.5, Holmes 1.5-12.5.
OPPONENTS: none.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
Click here for the gamebook and the play-by-play
Click here for Tom Ford's comments on the game
Click here for Tom McEwen's "Morning After" column
Click here for how Hubert Mizell saw it unfold
Ray Perkins' first game in charge, Mick Luckhurst's last trip to Atlanta as a player, and the biggest win in franchise history.

Steve DeBerg threw five touchdowns, the defense did its bit, and everything just looked right with the world for Buc fans after two years of Leeman Bennett.
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT72 R.Taylor LDE78 Cannon
LG66 Yarno NT94 Stensrud
C60 Grimes RDE90 Holmes
RG68 Mallory LOLB51 Washington
RT74 Powell LILB58 Davis
WR87 Carter RILB54 Randle
WR89 Carrier ROLB57 Moss
TE86 Magee LCB29 Reynolds
FB39 Austin SS33 Kemp
RB32 Wilder FS20 Woods
QB17 DeBerg RCB22 Jones
SUBSTITUTIONS
1 Igwebuike, 5 Garcia, 21 McKeever, 25 Howard, 35 Smith, 36 Futrell, 41 Swoope, 42 Bartalo, 50 Turk, 52 Brantley, 53 Graham, 56 Walker, 59 Murphy, 73 Heller , 75 Kellin, 77 Maarleveld, 79 Goode, 81 Freeman, 82 Hall, 83 Holloway, 85 G.Taylor, 98 Keys
DID NOT PLAY
14 Testaverde
INACTIVE