Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27 Detroit Lions 23
Sunday 27 September 1992 at the Silverdome
TB10:12-1Q Willis FG42
DET6:24-2Q Hanson FG42
TB2:03-2Q Cobb 1 run (Willis kick)
DET14:39-3Q Campbell 78 pass from Peete (Hanson kick)
DET7:45-3Q Hanson FG35
DET 4:13-3Q Hanson FG36
TB8:24-4Q Willis FG31
TB6:01-4Q Dotson 42 fumble return (Willis kick)
DET5:43-4Q Gray 89 kickoff return (Hanson kick)
TB0:49-4Q Hall 14 pass from Testaverde (Willis kick)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
BUCS: Cobb 26-107, Anderson 6-22, Testaverde 4-18.
OPPONENTS: Sanders 20-70.
PASSING
BUCS: Testaverde 30-17-248-3-1.
OPPONENTS: Peete 31-20-323-0-1.
RECEIVING
BUCS: Dawsey 6-99, Hall 6-83, Drewrey 2-38, Carrier 2-20, Anderson 1-8.
OPPONENTS: Perriman 9-117, Green 5-66, Barrett 2-34, Campbell 1-78, Farr 1-13, Matthews 1-11, Sanders 1-4.
INTERCEPTIONS
BUCS: none.
OPPONENTS: Scott 2-0, Crockett 1-2.
KICK RETURNS
BUCS: G.Anderson 3-76.
OPPONENTS: Gray 3-123.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: Drewrey 0-0.
OPPONENTS: Gray 1-2.
SACKS
BUCS: Williams 1-9, Dotson 1-8, Wheeler 1-8.
OPPONENTS: none.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
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Santana Dotson makes an immediate impact as a rookie
A wild fourth quarter in Detroit that saw the Bucs win their first road game in 15 attempts. Santana Dotson returned a fumble for a score, only for Mel Gray to return the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown to put the Lions back ahead. Vinny then drove the Bucs downfield on an 80-yard drive that ended with a TD pass to Ron Hall. Detroit came back once more and victory was only secured when Milton Mack tackled Brett Perriman at the Tampa 3-yard line as time expired.
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT74 Gruber RDE52 McCants
LG66 Reimers UT71 Dotson
C61 Mayberry DT77 Wheeler
RG70 McRae LLB54 Williams
RT72 Taylor RLB51 Thomas
TE82 Hall DB47 Browner
TE86 Armstrong DB31 Pollard
WR80 Dawsey LCB29 Reynolds
WR88 Carrier SS23 Carter
RB34 Cobb FS27 Fullington
QB14 Testaverde RCB21 Mack
SUBSTITUTIONS
1 Willis, 4 Stryzinski, 5 Hawkins, 22 Lewis, 28 Jennings, 32 Highsmith, 33 Barber, 40 Anderson, 41 King, 53 Brady, 55 Brownlow, 56 Burnette, 57 Chamblee, 58 Tiggle, 59 Alexander, 64 Ryan, 69 Blados, 79 Davis, 87 Drewrey, 89 Harrison, 98 Seals
DID NOT PLAY
17 DeBerg, 67 Sullivan
INACTIVE
7 Erickson, 73 McHale