Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27 Detroit Lions 10
Sunday 3 October 1993 at Tampa Stadium
DET12:54-1Q Sanders 20 run (Hanson kick)
DET11:23-2Q Hanson FG30
TB0:00-2Q Husted FG52
TB 10:17-3Q Hawkins 15 pass from Erickson (Husted kick)
TB5:06-3Q Cobb 3 run (Husted kick)
TB0:13-3Q Hall 37 pass from Erickson (Husted kick)
TB4:31-4Q Husted FG46

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
BUCS: Cobb 25-113, Royster 4-11, Wilson 1-3, Erickson 1-1.
LIONS: Sanders 22-130, Ware 2-11, Moore 2-3.
PASSING
BUCS: Erickson 25-14-210-0-2.
LIONS: Ware 14-5-56-1-0, Kramer 24-11-120-1-0.
RECEIVING
BUCS: Hawkins 5-48, Hall 3-59, Workman 3-16, Copeland 1-49, Dawsey 1-22, Wilson 1-16.
LIONS: Sanders 4-21, Green 3-88, Moore 3-27, Holman 3-17, Campbell 2-17, Perriman 1-6.
INTERCEPTIONS
BUCS: Anderson 1-6, King 1-1.
LIONS: none.
KICK RETURNS
BUCS: Wilson 1-28.
LIONS: Gray 1-17.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: Claiborne 3-8.
LIONS: Gray 2-26.
SACKS
BUCS: Nickerson 1-6, Seals 1-3, Curry 1-0.
LIONS: Scroggins 2-11, London 1-3.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
Click here for the gamebook and the play-by-play
Click here for Rick Stroud's review of the game
Click here for Hubert Mizell's morning-after column
The Bucs had almost forgotten how to win
The running game finally shows up
When the Lions jumped out to a 10-0 lead, it looked like a fourth straight loss for the Bucs, but Craig Erickson finally won his first start for the Bucs behind two touchdown passes and a 100-yard game on the ground by Reggie Cobb. Lawrence Dawsey was injured on the first play of the game and was lost for the season.
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT76 Dill LDE71 Dotson
LG66 Reimers UT90 Ahanotu
C61 Mayberry DT77 Wheeler
RG62 Beckles RDE75 Curry
RT72 Taylor MLB56 Nickerson
TE82 Hall LB47 Lynch
TE86 Armstrong DB21 Mack
WR80 Dawsey LCB35 Mayhew
WR85 Hawkins SS23 Carter
RB34 Cobb FS41 King
QB7 Erickson RCB24 Jones
SUBSTITUTIONS
4 Stryzinski, 5 Husted, 20 Gray, 27 Bussey, 33 Royster, 43 Harris, 44 Anderson, 46 Workman, 50 Burnette, 51 Thomas, 53 Brady, 55 Brownlow, 64 Ryan, 70 McRae, 81 Claiborne, 83 Moore, 84 Wilson, 88 Copeland, 93 DuBose, 96 Wilson, 98 Seals
DID NOT PLAY
17 DeBerg, 66 Tomberlin
INACTIVE
11 Weldon, 29 Reynolds, 37 McDowell, 40 Anderson, 67 Sullivan, 73 Adams, 79 Love, 87 Thomas