Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16  Detroit Lions 17 Sunday 15 October 1989  at Tampa Stadium
SCORING DET 10:48-1Q Murray FG28 TB 12:23-2Q Reynolds 68 interception return (Igwebuike kick) TB 3:28-2Q Igwebuike FG27 DET 7:56-3Q Clark 33 pass from Peete (Murray kick) TB 5:05-3Q Igwebuike FG34 TB 1:45-4Q Igwebuike FG33 DET 0:23-4Q Peete 5 run (Murray kick)
A week after it looked like the Bucs had turned the corner, Rodney Peete's TD scramble with 23 seconds left put Ray Perkins' team back into the development stage again. Vinny missed the game through an injury sustained at the end of the Chicago game and back-up Joe Ferguson couldn't even lead the Bucs to over 200 yards in total offense. But the defense must take the blame for allowing the final 76-yard drive in eight plays to allow Peete to win it for the Lions.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Tate 20-45, Wilder 4-24, Howard 4-11, Ferguson 1-7, Smith 1-1. LIONS: Peete 10-78, Paige 9-33, Johnson 4-20, Painter 4-8. PASSING BUCS: Ferguson 29-16-128-1-0. LIONS: Peete 31-17-268-2-1. RECEIVING BUCS: Hill 6-49, Howard 4-12, Carrier 3-37, Drewrey 1-13, Wilder 1-10, Harris 1-7. LIONS: Stanley 5-86, Clark 4-97, Johnson 3-29, Mobley 3-17, Painter 1-27, Paige 1-12. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Reynolds 1-68, Hamilton 1-16. LIONS: Williams 1-9. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Elder 3-59, Futrell 1-7. LIONS: Palmer 4-84. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Futrell 3-21. LIONS: Stanley 4-26. SACKS BUCS: Goff 2-21, Randle 1-10, Moss 1-0. LIONS: Cofer 2-17, Ball 1-8.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 74 Gruber DE 79 Davis LG 62 Simmonds DT 95 Jarvis C 60 Grimes DE 94 Goff RG 69 Bruhin LOLB 59 Murphy RT 72 Taylor LILB 99 Marve TE 82 Hall RILB 54 Randle WR 84 Hill ROLB 58 Moss WR 88 Carrier LCB 29 Reynolds FB 43 Howard RCB 22 Jones RB 34 Tate SS 30 Robinson QB 12 Ferguson FS 39 Hamilton PLAYED 1 Igwebuike, 5 Mohr, 20 Harris, 32 Wilder, 36 Futrell, 38 Lawson, 40 Elder, 47 Smith, 51 Thomas, 55 Rolling, 56 Anno, 57 Najarian, 70 Swayne, 77 Weston, 78 Cannon, 83 Peebles, 85 Walker, 86 Harris, 87 Drewrey DID NOT PLAY 11 Bell, 14 Testaverde, 65 Graham, 73 McHale INACTIVE 75 Bax, 97 Lee
COMMENTARY CREW James Brown and Ken Stabler