Tampa Bay Buccaneers 25 San Diego Chargers 17
Sunday 17 November 1996 at Jack Murphy Stadium
SD13:55-1Q Jones 63 pass from Humphries (Carney kick)
SD4:12-1Q Russell 14 run (Carney kick)
TB0:44-1Q Husted FG33
TB7:15-2Q Alstott 4 run (Husted kick)
TB0:00-2Q Husted FG29
SD7:17-3Q Carney FG42
TB8:32-4Q Husted FG27
TB6:02-4Q Rhett 1 run (two-pt. attempt failed)
TB1:11-4Q Husted FG19

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
BUCS: Alstott 9-39, Barnhardt 1-25, Rhett 20-24, Ellison 2-11, Dilfer 2-0.
CHARGERS: Russell 14-76, Fletcher 4-13, Humphries 1-5.
PASSING
BUCS: Dilfer 40-30-327-1-0.
CHARGERS: Humphries 33-15-203-3-1.
RECEIVING
BUCS: Hawkins 7-94, Alstott 6-53, Thomas 5-54, Moore 3-38, Williams 3-29, Harris 2-8, Rhett 2-5, Harper 1-27, Ellison 1-19.
CHARGERS: Fletcher 6-46, May 2-44, Roche 2-14, Ellison 2-9, Jones 1-63, Martin 1-18, Coleman 1-9.
INTERCEPTIONS
BUCS: Lynch 1-25, Abraham 1-21, Dimry 1-1.
CHARGERS: Harrison 1-0.
KICK RETURNS
BUCS: Marshall 4-115.
OPPONENTS: Coleman 5-107.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: Marshall 3-38.
OPPONENTS: Gordon 1-3.
SACKS
BUCS: Upshaw 1-12, Marts 1-8.
OPPONENTS: Mims 1-3.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
Rick Stroud's lead story from Jack Murphy Stadium
Bucs may have eased past corner
Bucs' natives catch Chargers
Click here for the gamebook and the play-by-play
Remember watching this one live on Sky Sports? The Bucs began their comeback with a seven-play field goal drive. Donnie Abraham intercepted a Stan Humphries pass and returned it 21 yards to the Charger 13, setting up a Buc field goal. Two plays later, John Lynch redirected another Humphries offering, returning it 25 yards for Errict Rhett’s one-yard go-ahead touchdown dive.
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT74 Gruber LDE72 Ahanotu
LG60 Pyne UT77 Culpepper
C61 Mayberry DT99 Sapp
RG62 Beckles RDE73 Upshaw
RT70 Odom LLB51 Marts
TE81 Harris MLB56 Nickerson
WR84 Thomas RLB55 Brooks
WR85 Hawkins LCB35 Mayhew
FB40 Alstott SS47 Lynch
RB32 Rhett FS25 Johnson
QB12 Dilfer RCB21 Abraham
SUBSTITUTIONS
1 Marshall, 5 Husted, 6 Barnhardt, 23 Bouie, 29 Gant, 33 Staten, 37 Ellison, 39 Dimry, 45 Legette, 50 Gooch, 57 Jones, 68 Crisman, 69 Pierson, 78 Jones, 80 Harper, 82 Tate, 83 Moore, 86 Williams, 93 DuBose, 94 White, 97 Jackson
DID NOT PLAY
11 Weldon, 64 Diaz
INACTIVE
13 Milanovich, 22 Mincy, 27 Austin, 41 Brooks, 65 Ingram, 75 Curry, 87 Silvan, 90 Maniecki