Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0 Detroit Lions 27
Sunday 29 September 1996 at Tampa Stadium
DET1:18-1Q Blades 98 interception return (Hanson kick)
DET14:39-2Q Hanson FG20
DET7:02-2Q Morton 31 pass from Mitchell (Hanson kick)
DET8:06-3Q Hanson FG29
DET3:42-3Q Moore 3 pass from Mitchell (Hanson kick)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
BUCS: Brooks 14-37, Alstott 8-31, Dilfer 3-2, Thompson 1-0.
LIONS: Sanders 15-73, Rivers 9-57, Mitchell 1-4, Majkowski 1-(-1), Morton 1-(-4).
PASSING
BUCS: Dilfer 26-14-119-2-0, Weldon 5-2-51-1-0.
LIONS: Mitchell 32-21-230-0-2, Majkowski 1-1-8-0-0.
RECEIVING
BUCS: Harper 4-41, Alstott 4-30, Moore 3-17, Thompson 2-21, Ellison 1-42, Hawkins 1-12, Harris 1-7.
LIONS: Moore 9-104, Perriman 5-42, Morton 3-58, Sanders 2-17, Metzelaars 2-9, Matthews 1-8.
INTERCEPTIONS
BUCS: none.
LIONS: Blades 1-98, Malone 1-5, McNeil 1-1.
KICK RETURNS
BUCS: Silvan 5-114.
OPPONENTS: Milburn 1-24.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: Silvan 1-14.
OPPONENTS: Milburn 1-13.
SACKS
BUCS: Marts 1-7, Sapp 1-6, Upshaw 1-4.
OPPONENTS: Bonham 1-9, Porcher 1-5.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
Rick Stroud's lead story from Houlihan's Stadium
The storm raging around him - Dungy does not flinch
For Dilfer, life gets nasty
Again a Blades cuts to the quick
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Trent Dilfer guided the Bucs 67 yards to the Detroit four-yard line on Tampa Bay’s second possession of the game, but Blades picked off a third-and-four pass intended for LeRoy Thompson and returned it 98 yards for a Lion score, in the process recording the longest interception return ever against Tampa Bay.
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT69 Pierson LDE72 Ahanotu
LG64 Diaz UT77 Culpepper
C61 Mayberry DT99 Sapp
RG62 Beckles RDE73 Upshaw
RT79 Riesenberg MLB56 Nickerson
TE83 Moore RLB55 Brooks
WR80 Harper DB21 Abraham
WR85 Hawkins LCB35 Mayhew
FB40 Alstott SS47 Lynch
RB41 Brooks FS25 Johnson
QB12 Dilfer RCB39 Dimry
SUBSTITUTIONS
5 Husted, 6 Barnhardt, 11 Weldon, 23 Bouie, 27 Austin, 28 Rusk, 29 Gant, 34 Thompson, 37 Ellison, 43 Johnson, 50 Gooch, 51 Marts, 70 Odom, 71 Adams, 78 Jones, 81 Harris, 82 Tate, , 84 Thomas, 86 Williams, 87 Silvan, 90 Maniecki, 91 Smith, 97 Jackson
DID NOT PLAY
68 Crisman
INACTIVE
13 Milanovich, 45 Legette, 54 Stephens, 60 Pyne, 74 Gruber, 75 Curry, 93 DuBose