Tampa Bay Buccaneers 34  New Orleans Saints 44 Sunday 6 December 1987        at the Superdome
SCORING NO 11:19-1Q Tice 8 pass from Hebert (Andersen kick) NO 8:51-1Q Tice 6 pass from Hebert (Andersen kick) TB 2:31-1Q Testaverde 1 run (Igwebuike kick) NO 10:56-2Q Mayes 7 run (Andersen kick) NO 7:40-2Q Hilliard 3 run (Andersen kick) TB 2:13-2Q Igwebuike FG37 NO 10:56-3Q Andersen FG40 NO 8:11-3Q Mayes 2 run (Andersen kick) TB 5:20-3Q Carrier 37 pass from Testaverde (Igwebuike kick) TB 0:25-3Q Igwebuike FG43 NO 11:43-4Q Andersen FG24 TB 9:49-4Q Hill 12 pass from Testaverde (Igwebuike kick) NO 3:34-4Q Andersen FG32 TB 1:56-4Q Howard 2 run (Igwebuike kick)
Vinny Testaverde’s 369-yard passing performance was the most in NFL history by a debutant and Mark Carrier's 212-yard receiving day was an all-time Buc record too. Vinny's first two possessions ended on fumbles that gave the Saints a 14-0 advantage and the result was never really in doubt.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Smith 8-31, Wilder 6-30, Testaverde 5-19, Hill 1-9, Hunter 1-6, Howard 1-2. SAINTS: Hilliard 16-62, Mayes 21-55. PASSING BUCS: Testaverde 47-22-369-2-2. SAINTS: Hebert 24-16-255-0-2. RECEIVING BUCS: Carrier 8-212, Hill 5-73, Wilder 4-33, Carter 2-25, Hall 1- 12, Howard 1-8, Magee 1-6. SAINTS: Hill 3-27, Martin 2-101, Pattison 2-51, Word 2-25, Jones 2-20, Tice 2-14, Hilliard 1-12, Benson 1-5, Mayes 1-0. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. SAINTS: Jackson 1-4, Waymer 1-0. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Futrell 3-81. SAINTS:  Gray 3-73, Hilliard 2-43, Jordan 1-12. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Futrell 2-24. SAINTS:  Gray 2-130. SACKS BUCS: Jarvis 1-7. SAINTS:  Swilling 1-8, Wilks 1-5, Warren 1-4.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 73 Heller LDE 78 Cannon LG 66 Yarno NT 94 Stensrud C 60 Grimes RDE 95 Jarvis RG 68 Mallory LOLB 56 Walker RT 77 Maarleveld LILB 58 Davis TE 86 Magee RILB 54 Randle WR 87 Carter ROLB 51 Washington WR 89 Carrrier LCB 29 Reynolds FB 35 Smith RCB 22 Jones RB 32 Wilder SS 33 Kemp QB 14 Testaverde FS 28 Isom PLAYED 1 Igwebuike, 5 Garcia, 17 DeBerg, 23 Anderson, 24 Tripoli, 25 Howard, 36 Futrell, 37 Hunter, 42 Bartalo, 50 Turk, 52 Brantley, 57 Moss, 59 Murphy, 71 Cooper, 79 Goode, 81 Freeman. 82 Hall, 84 Hill, 85 G.Taylor, 91 Gant, 93 Sileo, 99 McHale DID NOT PLAY 11 Shula INACTIVES 31 Gordon, 38 Evans, 78 Cannon, 83 Miller, 90 Holmes
COMMENTARY CREW Mike Brunt and Hank Stram
GAME HIGHLIGHTS        Click on the boxes below to watch the clip Vinny made up for the two early fumbles by taking it in himself for the first Buc score Mark Carrier’s record-breaking day included this long touchdown pass Bobby Howard’s late score was unfortunately nothing more than a consolation