Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21 Atlanta Falcons 24
Sunday 22 October 1995 at Tampa Stadium
TB2:11-1Q Sapp 5 interception return (Husted kick)
ATL14:49-2Q Metcalf 62 pass from George (Andersen kick)
ATL8:33-2Q Emanuel 32 pass from George (Andersen kick)
TB4:11-2Q Rhett 1 run (Husted kick)
ATL10:56-3Q Emanuel 30 pass from George (Andersen kick)
TB7:14-3Q Rhett 2 run (Husted kick)
ATL7:18-4Q Andersen FG30

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
BUCS: Rhett 23-88, Dilfer 1-1.
FALCONS: Heyward 16-69, Anderson 8-56, George 2-(-2), Metcalf 1-(-2).
PASSING
BUCS: Dilfer 28-14-177-0-0.
FALCONS: George 37-24-295-1-3.
RECEIVING
BUCS: Harper 6-72, Harris 4-53, Hawkins 2-20, Copeland 1-23, Rhett 1-9.
FALCONS: Emanuel 9-121, Metcalf 4-106, Heyward 4-24, Birden 3-15, Preston 2-19, Anderson 1-5, Spencer 1-5.
INTERCEPTIONS
BUCS: Sapp 1-5.
FALCONS: none.
KICK RETURNS
BUCS: Buckley 2-29, Edmonds 1-23, Ellison 1-6.
FALCONS: Preston 3-58.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: Edmonds 1-15.
FALCONS: Metcalf 4-25.
SACKS
BUCS: Ahanotu 1-9, Sapp 1-5, Dotson 1-4, Nickerson 0.5-4.5, Rouse 0.5-4.5,
FALCONS: Geathers 1-8.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
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Don Banks reports from Tampa Stadium
The Buccaneers vow that the honeymoon is not over
The defense is exploded by the big bomb
The Buccaneer offense comes along for the slide
Another game highlighted by Channel 4 in the UK, but one that saw the Bucs begin to fall back from their high water point of the season. Warren Sapp actually scored on an interception return when a screen pass from Jeff George went awry, but the talented two-cent-head QB threw three scoring strikes of his own to put the Falcons in control. Morten Andersen kicked the eventual game-winner midway through the fourth quarter. Errict Rhett added a pair of scores on the ground for the home team.
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT74 Gruber LDE94 McIntosh
LG60 Pyne UT73 Culpepper
C61 Mayberry DT71 Dotson
RG62 Beckles RDE75 Curry
RT76 Dill MLB56 Nickerson
TE81 Harris DB21 McGruder
WR82 Harper DB45 Stargell
WR80 Dawsey LCB35 Mayhew
FB83 Moore SS47 Lynch
RB32 Rhett FS23 Bouie
QB12 Dilfer RCB39 Dimry
SUBSTITUTIONS
1 Roby, 5 Husted, 11 Weldon, 25 Johnson, 26 Abraham, 27 Bussey, 28 Buckley, 29 Gant, 37 Ellison, 41 Edmonds, 51 Marts, 52 Rouse, 53 Brady, 55 Brooks, 67 Sullivan, 69 Pierson, 72 Ahanotu, 77 Wheeler, 85 Hawkins, 86 Armstrong, 88 Copeland, 93 DuBose, 99 Sapp
DID NOT PLAY
INACTIVE
15 Philcox, 22 Everett, 44 Booty, 54 Stephens, 65 Ingram, 70 McRae, 87 Thomas, 95 Powe