Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13 Seattle Seahawks 17
Sunday 22 September 1996 at Tampa Stadium
TB5:54-1Q Husted FG33
SEA 14:13-2Q Peterson FG33
TB1:12-2Q Brooks 2 run (Husted kick)
TB9:20-4Q Husted FG28
SEA3:00-4Q Blades 5 pass from Mirer (Peterson kick)
SEA0:31-4Q Smith 14 run (Peterson kick)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
BUCS: Brooks 26-65, Lynch 1-40, Dilfer 4-5, Barnhardt 1-2, Alstott 1-(-1).
SEAHAWKS: Warren 12-38, Smith 7-32, Mirer 5-32, Galloway 2-22.
PASSING
BUCS: Dilfer 26-15-118-1-0.
SEAHAWKS: Mirer 37-20-209-1-1.
RECEIVING
BUCS: Alstott 4-25, Moore 4-21, Harper 3-48, Hawkins 2-11, Williams 1-7, Brooks 1-6.
SEAHAWKS: Blades 9-92, Galloway 3-33, Warren 2-18, Harris 1-21, Strong 1-20, Fauria 1-18, Broussard 1-6, Proehl 1-3, Smith 1-(-2).
INTERCEPTIONS
BUCS: Nickerson 1-17.
SEAHAWKS: Williams 1-0.
KICK RETURNS
BUCS: Silvan 4-54.
SEAHAWKS: Broussard 4-70.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: Silvan 4-36.
SEAHAWKS: Galloway 4-6.
SACKS
BUCS: Sapp 2-10, Marts 1-1.
SEAHAWKS: Kennedy 1-7, Moss 1-5.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
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Rick Stroud's lead story from Houlihan's Stadium
Gary Shelton - who is to blame for this latest debacle?
Hubert Mizell- who is to blame for this latest debacle?
Blades' route takes the Bucs to 0-4
Rick Mirer, held to just 71 passing yards through the first three-plus quarters, steered the Seahawks on consecutive TD marches of 83 and 61 yards, racking up 138 yards through the air in that span. Hardy Nickerson and Warren Sapp led the defensive charge that resulted in a 10-3 halftime lead for Tampa.
After alternating field goals, the Bucs embarked on an 80-yard TD drive that was unexpectedly kept alive by John Lynch’s 40-yard breakaway run on a fake punt.
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT69 Pierson LDE72 Ahanotu
LG60 Pyne UT77 Culpepper
C61 Mayberry DT99 Sapp
RG62 Beckles RDE73 Upshaw
RT79 Riesenberg LLB51 Marts
TE81 Harris MLB56 Nickerson
WR80 Harper RLB55 Brooks
WR85 Hawkins LCB35 Mayhew
FB40 Alstott SS47 Lynch
RB41 Brooks FS25 Johnson
QB12 Dilfer RCB39 Dimry
SUBSTITUTIONS
5 Husted, 6 Barnhardt, 21 Abraham, 23 Bouie, 27 Austin, 29 Gant, 34 Thompson, 37 Ellison, 43 Johnson, 45 Legette, 50 Gooch, 64 Diaz, 70 Odom, 71 Adams, 78 Jones, 82 Tate, 83 Moore, 84 Thomas, 86 Williams, 87 Silvan, 91 Smith, 97 Jackson
DID NOT PLAY
11 Weldon, 68 Crisman
INACTIVE
13 Milanovich, 54 Stephens, 74 Gruber, 75 Curry, 89 Ryans, 90 Maniecki, 93 DuBose