Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13 New Orleans Saints 7
Sunday 24 November 1996 at Tampa Stadium
TB8:06-1Q Husted FG43
TB 2:31-1Q Husted FG38
TB 10:16-2Q Alstott 17 pass from Dilfer (Husted kick)
NO2:30-2Q Johnson 1 pass from Everett (Brien kick)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
BUCS: Rhett 21-87, Dilfer 2-21, Ellison 2-13, Alstott 5-8, Brooks 1-1.
SAINTS: Zellars 12-41, Neal 3-8, Bates 2-5, Everett 1-2, Hayes 1-2.
PASSING
BUCS: Dilfer 34-20-253-0-1.
SAINTS: Everett 31-20-196-3-1.
RECEIVING
BUCS: Alstott 7-91, Harris 4-63, Thomas 3-46, Hawkins 3-24, Williams 2-13, Moore 1-16.
SAINTS: Small 6-85, Lusk 4-30, Zellars 4-11, Neal 3-29, Hayes 1-24, Haynes 1-16, Johnson 1-1.
INTERCEPTIONS
BUCS: Abraham 1-1, Johnson 1-0, Lynch 1-0.
SAINTS: none.
KICK RETURNS
BUCS: Marshall 1-17, Alstott 1-14.
OPPONENTS: Hughes 4-79.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: Marshall 3-19.
OPPONENTS: Hughes 2-20.
SACKS
BUCS: Ahanotu 1-12.
OPPONENTS: Mickell 1-2.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
Rick Stroud's lead story from Houlihan's Stadium
Stand up D gets the job done again
New full-load fullback delivers when it counts
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Tampa Bay’s third consecutive victory came courtesy of another outstanding defensive effort as the Saints were limited to just 242 total yards and a ground gain of 58. Mike Alstott put the ball in the end zone in the 3rd quarter with one of his trademark tackle-breaking jaunts on a 17-yard screen pass.

The Saints responded with their only scoring drive of the game, a 72-yard march and threatened again in the fourth quarter but Lynch’s interception ended the threat.
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, 41 Brooks, 45 Legette, 50 Gooch, 57 Jones, 68 Crisman, 69 Pierson, 75 Curry, 78 Jones, 82 Tate, 83 Moore, 86 Williams, 93 DuBose, 94 White
DID NOT PLAY
11 Weldon, 64 Diaz
INACTIVE
13 Milanovich, 22 Mincy, 27 Austin, 67 Ingram, 80 Harper, 87 Silvan, 90 Maniecki, 97 Jackson