Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14  St.Louis Cardinals 31 Sunday 20 December 1987        at Tampa Stadium
SCORING TB 10:21-1Q Hall 1 pass from Testaverde (Igwebuike kick) STL 13:57-2Q Novacek 15 pass from Lomax (Del Greco kick) STL 1:03-2Q Smith 8 pass from Lomax (Del Greco kick) STL 10:52-3Q Del Greco FG28 STL 3:26-3Q Awalt 5 pass from Lomax (Del Greco kick) STL 12:32-4Q Mitchell 3 run (Del Greco kick) TB 0:45-4Q Carter 26 pass from Testaverde (Igwebuike kick)
31 unanswered points were bookended by a couple of Vinny Testaverde TD passes as the Cardinals completed a two-game sweep of the Bucs in 1987.  Vinny's scoring pass to Ron Hall was upheld by instant replay, the first such event in team history. Gerald Carter had the last of his 100-yard games in his eighth and final season with the Bucs in this one.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Wilder 10-80, Smith 14-40, Testaverde 2-19, Howard 3-15, Hunter 1-5, Hill 1-4. CARDINALS: Mitchell 23-101, Wolfley 5-17, Lomax 1-9, Green 1- 8, McAdoo 3-1, Stoudt 1-(-2). PASSING BUCS: Testaverde 38-16-240-2-2. CARDINALS: Lomax 29-22-233-1-3, Stoudt 1-0-0-0-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Carter 5-116, Hill 4-74, Smith 3-25, Hall 2-10, Magee 1-8, Howard 1-7. CARDINALS: Mitchell 6-41, Green 5-86, Smith 5-54, Awalt 3-15, Johnson 2-22, Novacek 1-15. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Futrell 1-23. CARDINALS: Junior 1-25, Mack 1-0. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Futrell 2-29, Smith 1-20. CARDINALS: Sikahema 1-20, McAdoo 1-17. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Futrell 3-29. CARDINALS: Sikahema 4-54. SACKS BUCS: Holmes 3-26. CARDINALS: Nunn 3-13, Junior 1-8, Clasby 1-6, Bell 1-6.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 71 Cooper LDE 78 Cannon LG 66 Yarno NT 94 Stensrud C 60 Grimes RDE 90 Holmes RG 68 Mallory LOLB 56 Walker RT 73 Heller LILB 58 Davis TE 82 Hall RILB 54 Randle TE 86 Magee ROLB 51 Washington WR 87 Carter LCB 29 Reynolds FB 35 Smith RCB 36 Futrell 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, 31 Gordon, 37 Hunter, 42 Bartalo, 50 Turk, 52 Brantley, 57 Moss, 59 Murphy, 70 Swayne, 77 Maarleveld, 79 Goode, 83 Miller, 84 Hill, 85 G.Taylor, 89 Carrier, 91 Gant, 93 Sileo DID NOT PLAY 11 Shula INACTIVES 7 Neuheisel, 22 Jones, 38 Evans, 95 Jarvis, 99 McHale
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GAME HIGHLIGHTS        Click on the boxes below to watch the clip Bobby Futrell had a nice inteception and return Ron Hall scored the first-ever Buccaneer touchdown that went to instant replay Gerald Carter’s touchdown was long after the result had been decided