Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20 New York Giants 8 Sunday 30 November 1997 at the Meadowlands
SCORING TB 7:54-2Q Alstott 1 pass from Dilfer (Husted kick) NYG 0:04-2Q Daluiso FG45 TB 11:26-3Q Alstott 9 run (Husted kick) NYG 0:35-3Q Daluiso FG30 NYG 14:08-4Q Safety, Dilfer intentional grounding in endzone TB 7:22-4Q Rhett 1 run (2pt conversion failed)
The Buccaneers rebounded strongly from their surprising loss in Chicago, winning in New York for the first time in 10 tries. Rookie RB Warrick Dunn ground out 120 yards on 24 carries, FB Mike Alstott scored one touchdown each in the running and passing games and the Buc defense contributed two crucial interceptions and held the Giants to just 202 total yards.  Tampa Bay’s running game finished the job by draining the last five minutes off the clock.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Dunn 24-120, Alstott 11-30, Rhett 2-1, Dilfer 4-(-4). GIANTS: Wheatley 9-64, Way 7-28, Barber 3-4, Kanell 2-3. PASSING BUCS: Dilfer 22-12-152-3-1. GIANTS: Kanell 31-14-117-2-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Moore 3-55, Dunn 2-49, Williams 2-17, Alstott 2-9, Thomas 1- 11, Ellison 1-8, Davis 1-3. GIANTS: Way 4-29, Calloway 3-56, Wheatley 2-10, Alexander 2-6, Patten 1-10, Barber 1-7, Pegram 1-(-1). INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Abraham 1-16, Brooks 1-0. GIANTS: Sparks 2-68, Wooten 1-53. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Anthony 2-43, Ellison 1-49. GIANTS: Pegram 4-64, Sparks 1-8. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Williams 4-87. GIANTS: Toomer 1-0. SACKS BUCS: Ahanotu 2-14. GIANTS: none.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 74 Gruber LDE 72 Ahanotu LG 60 Pyne DT 77 Culpepper C 61 Mayberry DT 99 Sapp RG 64 Diaz RDE 91 Upshaw RT 70 Odom WLB 55 Brooks TE 80 Harris MLB 56 Nickerson WR 85 Anthony SLB 59 Porter WR 86 Williams LCB 21 Abraham QB 12 Dilfer SS 47 Lynch FB 40 Alstott FS 22 Mincy RB 28 Dunn RCB 27 Parker PLAYED 4 Walsh, 5 Husted, 7 Landeta, 19 Hunter, 23 Bouie, 25 Johnson, 31 Young, 32 Rhett, 37 Ellison, 45 Legette, 50 Gooch, 51 Singleton, 52 Bellisari, 53 Quarles, 69 Pierson, 71 Wunsch, 73 Middleton, 80 Harris, 84 Thomas, 87 Davis, 90 Maniecki, 94 White, 97 Jackson INACTIVES 13 Milanovich, 20 Barber, 24 Robinson, 65 Dogins, 75 Curry, 78 Jones, 82 Hape, 88 Copeland
COMMENTARY CREW Dick Stockton and Matt Millen
GAME HIGHLIGHTS        Click on the boxes below to view the clips Mike Alstott’s first score came on a play-action fake The second one was the traditional A-Train blast up the middle Errict Rhett saw some rare playing time during the fourth quarter