Tampa Bay Buccaneers 38  Detroit Lions 21 Sunday 9 September 1990 at the Silverdome
SCORING TB 12:45-1Q Hall 54 pass from Testaverde (Christie kick) DET 10:14-1Q Clark 26 pass from Peete (Murray kick) DET 1:13-1Q Sanders 1 run (Murray kick) TB 8:53-2Q Perkins 8 pass from Testaverde (Christie kick) TB 6:14-2Q Anderson 19 pass from Testaverde (Christie kick) TB 10:31-3Q Cobb 2 run (Christie kick) TB 8:12-4Q Christie FG22 DET 5:34-4Q Clark 16 pass from Gagliano (Murray kick) TB 5:15-4Q Haddix 62 interception return (Christie kick)
Vinny's three first-half TD passes and a dominant time of possession gave the Bucs a season-opening victory in Detroit. Wayne Haddix had the first of three interception return TDs that season and Ervin Randle's 2.5 sacks equalled his total from the previous five seasons in one game.   The 17-point margin of victory tied the biggest road win in team history, New Orleans in 1981. The Bucs forced six turnovers in all and had six sacks.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Anderson 21-74, Cobb 11-43, Perkins 7-21, Harvey 1-6, Testaverde 3-(-6). LIONS: Sanders 14-79, Peete 4-11. PASSING BUCS: Testaverde 21-16-237-1-3. LIONS: Peete 21-10-143-1-1, Gagliano 10-4-61-2-1. RECEIVING BUCS: Anderson 6-79, Hall 2-65, Carrier 2-31, Hill 2-25, Cobb 2- 12, Harvey 1-17, Perkins 1-8. LIONS: Clark 6-117, Johnson 3-38, Phillips 3-25, Greer 2-24. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Haddix 2-84, Robinson 1-27. LIONS: White 1-48. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Cobb 2-48, Harvey 1-21. LIONS: Gray 2-110, Campbell 1-12. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Drewrey 2-8. LIONS: Gray 2-24. SACKS BUCS: Randle 3-23, Murphy 1-8, Marve 1-5, Skow 1-0. LIONS: none.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 74 Gruber DE 79 Davis LG 73 McHale DT 95 Jarvis C 61 Mayberry DE 78 Cannon RG 62 Beckles LOLB 51 Thomas RT 72 Taylor LILB 99 Marve TE 82 Hall RILB 54 Randle WR 84 Hill ROLB 58 Moss WR 88 Carrier LCB 45 Haddix FB 32 Perkins RCB 31 Rice RB 40 Anderson SS 30 Robinson QB 14 Testaverde FS 39 Hamilton PLAYED 2 Christie, 3 Royals, 20 Harris, 26 Harvey, 33 Cobb. 36 Futrell, 38 Lawson, 42 Everett, 52 McCants, 53 Coleman, 56 Anno, 59 Murphy, 69 Bruhin, 71 Skow, 80 Pillow, 83 Peebles, 87 Drewrey, 89 J Anderson, 96 Newton, 98 Seals DID NOT PLAY 17 Chandler, 60 Grimes, 76 Dill INACTIVE 7 Carlson, 70 Swayne
COMMENTARY CREW Jim Nantz and Tim Brandt