Tampa Bay Buccaneers 9 Arizona Cardinals 13
Sunday 20 October 1996 at Sun Devil Stadium
ARI 6:20-1Q Davis FG22
ARI10:24-2Q Centers 5 pass from Graham (Davis kick)
TB8:28-3Q Husted FG41
ARI2:07-3Q Davis FG37
TB7:34-4Q Alstott 1 run (kick 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.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
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Rick Stroud's lead story from Sun Devil Stadium
Flagging effort humbles Bucs
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 notched his first career rushing TD on a one-yard dive, but Michael Hustedís extra point attempt was blocked.
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT74 Gruber LDE72 Ahanotu
LG60 Pyne UT77 Culpepper
C61 Mayberry DT99 Sapp
RG62 Beckles RDE73 Upshaw
RT79 Riesenberg LLB51 Marts
TE81 Harris MLB56 Nickerson
TE83 Moore RLB55 Brooks
WR85 Hawkins LCB35 Mayhew
WR84 Thomas SS47 Lynch
FB40 Alstott FS25 Johnson
QB12 Dilfer RCB21 Abraham
SUBSTITUTIONS
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
13 Milanovich, 22 Mincy, 27 Austin, 34 Thompson, 69 Pierson, 70 Odom, 90 Maniecki, 94 White