Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 Detroit Lions 37
Sunday 24 December 1995 at Tampa Stadium
DET10:06-1Q Morton 5 pass from Mitchell (Hanson kick)
DET4:22-1Q Scroggins 81 fumble return (Hanson kick)
DET5:02-2Q Hanson FG33
TB0:25-2Q Husted FG27
DET14:22-3Q Perriman 91 pass from Mitchell (Hanson kick)
DET0:10-3Q Hanson FG39
DET9:22-4Q Hanson FG45
TB7:12-4Q Ellison 1 run (Husted kick)
DET1:50-4Q Mitchell 1 run (Hanson kick)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
BUCS: Ellison 4-91, Rhett 12-53.
LIONS: Sanders 18-48, Perriman 1-6, Rivers 2-4, Mitchell 3-2.
PASSING
BUCS: Dilfer 11-8-100-1-0, Weldon 28-11-106-1-0.
LIONS: Mitchell 41-26-352-1-2, Sanders 1-1-11-0-0.
RECEIVING
BUCS: Hawkins 5-69, J Harris 4-56, Harper 4-49, Armstrong 2-14, Copeland 1-10, Ellison 1-9, Rhett 1-5, Thomas 1-(-6).
LIONS: Moore 10-105, Perriman 5-135, Sanders 5-39, Morton 4-64, Sloan 2-13, Holman 1-7.
INTERCEPTIONS
BUCS: Bouie 1-19.
LIONS: Clay 1-11, Raymond 1-11.
KICK RETURNS
BUCS: Edmonds 5-99, Ellison 3-52.
LIONS: Perriman 1-23, Rivers 1-4.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: Edmonds 1-8.
LIONS: Clay 1-2, Perriman 0-0.
SACKS
BUCS: Curry 2-15.
LIONS: Hayworth 1-10, Spielman 1-9, Scroggins 1-7, London 1-5, Thomas 1-4.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
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Don Banks reports from the season finale at Tampa Stadium
Gary Shelton reports on the end of the Sam Wyche comedy
Hubert Mizell knows that Buc fans deserve better
Next up - let's get a new coach for this team
Only Sam Wyche could have finished his coaching career in such a crazy scenario. Before the game, he wanted the Bucs to play in orange shirts and pants, only for Paul Gruber to lead a player-revolt against the disgusting colour combination. He then pulled Trent at the end of the first quarter in a childish move and the game degenerated into a farce, a microcosm of Sam's final two months in charge of the Buccaneers.
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT74 Gruber LDE72 Ahanotu
LG60 Pyne UT77 Wheeler
C61 Mayberry DT99 Sapp
RG 62 Beckles RDE75 Curry
RT69 Pierson LLB51 Marts
TE81 Harris MLB56 Nickerson
TE86 Armstrong DB45 Stargell
WR88 Copeland LCB35 Mayhew
WR82 Harper SS23 Bouie
RB32 Rhett FS25 Johnson
QB12 Dilfer RCB39 Dimry
SUBSTITUTIONS
1 Roby, 5 Husted, 11 Weldon, 21 McGruder, 22 Everett, 26 Abraham, 28 Buckley, 29 Gant, 37 Ellison, 41 Edmonds, 49 Saunders, 52 Rouse, 53 Brady, 54 Stephens, 55 Brooks, 65 Ingram, 67 Sullivan, 71 Dotson, 73 Culpepper, 83 Moore, 85 Hawkins, 87 Thomas, 91 Smith
DID NOT PLAY
INACTIVE
15 Philcox, 30 Lester, 38 Scott, 70 McRae, 76 Dill, 80 Dawsey, 89 Marshall, 93 DuBose