Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24 Washington Redskins 10
Sunday 8 December 1996 at Tampa Stadium
|TB||8:58-1Q ||Harris 22 pass from Dilfer (Husted kick) |
|TB|| 4:25-1Q ||Husted FG42 |
|WAS||14:55-2Q ||Blanton FG29 |
|TB|| 0:00-2Q || Husted FG35 |
|TB||11:22-3Q || Husted FG19 |
|TB|| 3:12-3Q || Alstott 13 run (Harris pass from Dilfer) |
|WAS||2:49-4Q || Ellard 3 pass from Frerotte (Blanton kick) |
BUCS: Rhett 28-97, Alstott 8-67, Dilfer 4-27, Brooks 3-10, Ellison 2-8.
REDSKINS: Allen 14-36, Mitchell 2-5.
BUCS: Dilfer 15-8-112-0-1.
REDSKINS: Frerotte 39-20-219-1-1.
BUCS: Alstott 3-24, Ellison 2-30, Hawkins 1-33, Harris 1-22, Moore 1-3.
REDSKINS: Ellard 5-93, Brooks 5-54, Asher 5-31, Mitchell 3-29, Allen 2-12.
BUCS: Mayhew 1-5.
BUCS: Williams 2-84.
REDSKINS: Mitchell 4-66, Bell 1-3.
BUCS: Williams 3-24.
BUCS: Nickerson 1-7, Curry 1-6.
REDSKINS: Owens 2-11, Harvey 1-9.
|GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS|
|Rick Stroud's lead story from Tampa Stadium |
|The future may hold more, but someday is right now |
| Bucs D rips up Redskins stat sheet |
|Click here for the gamebook and the play-by-play |
Displaying a consistency reflective of their stalwart Paul Gruber, who appeared in his team-record 133rd game in this contest, the Bucs dominated Washington en route to their fourth win in five weeks. The defense set up Tampa Bay’s first score, as Martin Mayhew’s interception of a Gus Frerotte pass stationed the Bucs at Washington’s 39.
The Bucs broke it wide open in the third, scoring on their first two possessions. After a 19-yard Husted chip shot, Mike Alstott powered a 67-yard drive by handling the ball on five of nine plays, the last a 13-yard blast around Gruber’s end for a touchdown.
| 5 Husted, 6 Barnhardt, 23 Bouie, 29 Gant, 32 Rhett, 33 Staten, 37 Ellison, 39 Dimry, 41 Brooks, 45 Legette, 50 Gooch, 57 Jones, 68 Crisman, 69 Pierson, 75 Curry, 78 Jones, 80 Harper, 82 Tate, 86 Williams, 93 DuBose, 97 Jackson
||DID NOT PLAY
|11 Weldon, 64 Diaz
|1 Marshall, 13 Milanovich, 22 Mincy, 27 Austin, 67 Ingram, 87 Silvan, 90 Maniecki, 94 White|