Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7  Detroit Lions 33 Sunday 17 December 1989  at the Silverdome
SCORING DET 11:13-1Q Johnson 2 pass from Gagliano (Murray kick) DET 4:57-1Q Phillips 55 pass from Gagliano (Murray kick) DET 13:18-2Q Murray FG33 DET 2:54-2Q Sanders 4 run (Murray kick) DET 9:09-3Q Murray FG43 DET 2:58-4Q Murray FG35 DET 0:20-4Q Murray FG36 TB 0:00-4Q Carrier 69 pass from Ferguson (Igwebuike kick)
Vinny had to leave this game in the second quarter with an ankle injury and the Bucs got flattened in his absence.   The shutout was only avoided on the game's final play when Mark Carrier scored on an unexpected long touchdown pass from Joe Ferguson with most of the Lions players heading for the locker room.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Tate 7-18, Stamps 2-16, Testaverde 2-16, Wilder 1-11, Howard 2-2, Ferguson 1-(-1). LIONS: Sanders 21-104, Gagliano 5-37, Painter 2-15, Paige 4-12, Long 3-2. PASSING BUCS: Testaverde 8-4-18-1-0, Ferguson 18-7-161-3-1. LIONS: Gagliano 33-19-192-1-2, Long 5-2-42-0-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Carrier 4-131, Wilder 4-17, Howard 1-18, Tate 1-7, Hall 1-6. LIONS: Phillips 10-115, Johnson 4-26, Clark 3-33, Ford 2-37, Stanley 1-15, Sanders 1-8. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Elder 1-0. LIONS: Crockett 1-5, Holmes 1-2, Taylor 1-0, Williams 1-0. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Elder 3-36, Stamps 3-30. LIONS: Gray 1-37. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Drewrey 3-45. LIONS: Stanley-Gray 7-77. SACKS BUCS: Moss 1.5-11, Robinson 1.5-11. LIONS: Pete 1-10, Williams 1-5, Brooks 1-1, Cofer 1-0.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 74 Gruber DE 79 Davis LG 73 McHale DT 97 Lee C 60 Grimes DE 94 Goff RG 71 Cooper LOLB 59 Murphy RT 72 Taylor LILB 99 Marve TE 82 Hall RILB 54 Randle WR 89 Carrier ROLB 58 Moss WR 84 Hill LCB 29 Reynolds FB 32 Wilder RCB 22 Jones RB 34 Tate SS 30 Robinson QB 14 Testaverde FS 39 Hamilton PLAYED 1 Igwebuike, 3 Carney, 5 Mohr, 12 Ferguson, 20 Harris, 24 Stamps, 25 Cocroft, 36 Futrell, 40 Elder, 41 Mitchell, 43 Howard, 51 Thomas, 56 Anno, 57 Najarian, 69 Bruhin, 70 Swayne, 77 Weston, 78 Cannon, 83 Peebles, 85 Walker, 86 Harris, 87 Drewrey DID NOT PLAY 65 Graham INACTIVE 75 Bax, 80 Pillow
COMMENTARY CREW Tim Ryan and Randy Cross