Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 Detroit Lions 20
Sunday 13 December 1987 at Tampa Stadium
|DET||8:31-1Q||Mandley 8 pass from Long (Murray kick) |
|TB||7:30-2Q||Igwebuike FG44 |
|DET||14:14-2Q||Murray FG24 |
|DET||12:18-3Q||Murray FG37 |
|DET||7:13-3Q||Ellerson 6 run (Murray kick) |
|TB||8:22-4Q||Hill 28 pass from Testaverde (Igwebuike kick) |
BUCS: Hunter 6-30, Wilder 4-14, Smith 3-3, Testaverde 1-0.
LIONS: James 18-67, Woolfolk 5-59, Jones 14-40, Ellerson 9-19, Long 4-5.
BUCS: Testaverde 39-20-262-1-1.
LIONS: Long 23-12-108-0-1.
BUCS: Hill 5-86, Carter 4-78, Hall 4-34, Carrier 2-35, Howard 2-18, Hunter 2-4, Smith 1-7.
LIONS: Lee 3-36, Jones 3-24, Rubick 2-22, Mandley 2-18, James 2-8.
LIONS: Williams 1-48.
BUCS: Futrell 4-86, Hill 1-8.
OPPONENTS: Lee 2-47, Saleamua 1-18.
BUCS: Futrell 1-0.
OPPONENTS: Mandley 3-23.
OPPONENTS: Cofer 2-25, J.Williams 1-11, E.Williams 1-10.
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Vinny's home debut was not a good one as the Lions controlled the ball for over 36 minutes and kept the Bucs out of the end-zone until Testaverde's strike to Bruce Hill with 8:22 remaining in the game.
This loss was to a Detroit Lions team that had arrived in town tied for the worst record in the NFL. It was the Bucs' sixth straight loss and rekindled the possibility of a third straight last-place finish in the NFC Central Division. The fourth-place Bucs now lead Detroit only because of the replacement games played during the strike. Tampa Bay has a 4-9 record to Detroit's 3-10 although both of the squads that played Sunday are actually 2-8.
|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, 83 Miller, 84 Hill, 85 G.Taylor, 90 Holmes, 91 Gant, 93 Sileo, 99 McHale ||DID NOT PLAY
|86 Magee||INACTIVE/TAXI SQUAD
|11 Shula, 31 Gordon, 38 Evans, 81 Freeman, 95 Jarvis |