Tampa Bay Buccaneers 9 Arizona Cardinals 13 Sunday 20 October 1996 at Sun Devil Stadium
SCORING ARI 6:20-1Q Davis FG22 ARI 10:24-2Q Centers 5 pass from Graham (Davis kick) TB 8:28-3Q Husted FG41 ARI 2:07-3Q Davis FG37 TB 7:34-4Q Alstott 1 run (kick blocked)
The Bucs outgained the Cardinals and committed no turnovers, but a second-half comeback came up just short. Arizona had only three possessions in the first half, but the first two lasted over eight minutes thanks to numerous Buc penalties and resulted in a 10-0 lead.  The Buc defense allowed just 66 yards and three points in the 2nd half. Mike Alstott, famously wearing a shirt with his name spelt incorrectly, notched his first career rushing TD on a one-yard dive, but Michael Husted’s extra point attempt was blocked.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Brooks 14-43, Alstott 9-27, Ellison 2-20, Dilfer 1-5. CARDINALS: Graham 5-40, Johnson 14-26, Centers 9-23, McElroy 3-12, Smith 1-3. PASSING BUCS: Dilfer 35-22-229-0-0. CARDINALS: Graham 26-17-146-0-1. RECEIVING BUCS: Hawkins 6-74, Thomas 4-67, Williams 4-38, Alstott 4-30, Ellison 2-8, Brooks 1-9, Moore 1-3. CARDINALS: Sanders 4-40, Centers 4-16, Moore 2-26, Johnson 2- 24, Edwards 2-19, Dowdell 2-13, Carter 1-8 INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. CARDINALS: none. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Silvan 4-101. CARDINALS: McElroy 2-17. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Silvan 0-0. CARDINALS: Dowdell 1-12. SACKS BUCS: Marts 1-8. Lynch 1-5, Ahanotu 0.5-0, Sapp 0.5-0. CARDINALS: Joyner 1-11.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 74 Gruber DE 72 Ahanotu LG 60 Pyne DT 77 Culpepper C 61 Mayberry DT 99 Sapp RG 62 Beckles DE 73 Upshaw RT 79 Riesenberg LLB 51 Marts TE 81 Harris MLB 56 Nickerson TE 83 Moore RLB 55 Brooks WR 85 Hawkins LCB 35 Mayhew WR 84 Thomas RCB 21 Abraham RB 40 Alstott SS 47 Lynch QB 12 Dilfer FS 25 Johnson PLAYED 5 Husted, 6 Barnhardt, 23 Bouie, 29 Gant, 37 Ellison, 39 Dimry, 41 Brooks, 43 Johnson, 45 Legette, 50 Gooch, 57 Jones, 64 Diaz, 71 Adams, 75 Curry, 78 Jones, 82 Tate, 86 Williams, 87 Silvan, 93 DuBose, 97 Jackson DID NOT PLAY 11 Weldon, 68 Crisman, 80 Harper INACTIVE 11 Weldon, 26 Green, 30 Turner, 43 Harris, 60 Pyne, 78 Irwin, 89 Bishop, 95 Powe
COMMENTARY CREW Mike Breen and BIll Maas