Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0 Carolina Panthers 24
Sunday 1 December 1996 at Ericsson Stadium
CAR1:59-1Q Kasay FG23
CAR14:54-2Q King 12 fumble return (Kasay kick)
CAR8:02-3Q Griffith 1 run (Kasay kick)
CAR3:10-4Q Johnson 25 run (Kasay kick)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
BUCS: Rhett 18-68, Ellison 3-9, Alstott 2-1.
PANTHERS: Johnson 26-111, Oliver 1-14, Ismail 1-7, Griffith 1-1, Collins 1-(-1).
PASSING
BUCS: Dilfer 41-23-236-2-0.
PANTHERS: Collins 24-14-83-0-0.
RECEIVING
BUCS: Thomas 6-66, Alstott 5-52, Harris 4-52, Ellison 4-32, Hawkins 2-15, Williams 1-12, Moore 1-7.
PANTHERS: Walls 4-32, Carrier 3-31, Johnson 3-2, Green 2-20, Griffith 1-2, Oliver 1-(-4).
INTERCEPTIONS
BUCS: none.
PANTHERS: Davis 1-39, King 1-1.
KICK RETURNS
BUCS: Marshall 3-53.
PANTHERS: Ismail 1-14.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: Marshall 3-14.
PANTHERS: Oliver 2-18.
SACKS
BUCS: none.
PANTHERS: Cook 1-12, Smith 1-9, Lathon 1-7, Greene 1-2.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
Rick Stroud's lead story from Ericsson Stadium
Charlotte's wet: to the victors go the spoiled
Healthy Harper plays spectator
Click here for the gamebook and the play-by-play
The Bucs’ winning stretch hit a speed bump in Charlotte, where the Panthers’ suffocating defense kept its own end zone untouched. The game’s biggest play came on the first snap of the second quarter as Shawn King sacked Trent Dilfer, forced a fumble, recovered the loose ball and returned it 12 yards for a touchdown.
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, 64 Diaz, 69 Pierson, 75 Curry, 78 Jones, 82 Tate, 83 Moore, 86 Williams, 93 DuBose, 94 White
DID NOT PLAY
11 Weldon, 68 Crisman, 80 Harper
INACTIVE
13 Milanovich, 22 Mincy, 27 Austin, 41 Brooks, 67 Ingram, 87 Silvan, 90 Maniecki, 97 Jackson