Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24 Detroit Lions 17 Sunday 7 September 1997 at the Silverdome
SCORING TB 9:57-1Q Husted FG41 TB 5:09-1Q Hape 1 pass from Dilfer (Husted kick) TB 5:21-2Q Dunn 6 run (Husted kick) DET 0:08-2Q Hanson FG48 DET 5:30-3Q Morton 73 pass from Mitchell (Hanson kick) TB 5:42-4Q Alstott 1 run (Husted kick) DET 0:15-4Q Sanders 1 pass from Mitchell (Hanson kick)
The Bucs jumped out to a 17-0 lead over the Lions in the Silverdome and held on for a 24-17 victory. Rookie RB Warrick Dunn earned his first 100-yard rushing game and scored his first NFL touchdown as the Buccaneers dominated the first half.   Detroit did manage to pull a late score back thanks to Barry Sanders but were not able to recover their onside kick and the Bucs moved to 2-0 on the season.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Dunn 24-130, Alstott 14-34, Dilfer 3-9. LIONS: Sanders 10-20, Rivers 1-3, Mitchell 1-1. PASSING BUCS: Dilfer 24-12-115-0-1. LIONS: Mitchell 50-29-331-1-2. RECEIVING BUCS: Copeland 4-44, Dunn 2-20, Anthony 2-19, Williams 1-18, Moore 1-8, Thomas 1-5, Hape 1-1. LIONS: Sanders 8-102, Sloan 7-49, Moore 6-51, Morton 4-102, Milburn 2-19, Metzelaars 2-8. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Mincy 1-14. LIONS: none. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Williams 2-36. LIONS: Milburn 3-62. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Williams 5-30, Dunn 1-3. LIONS: Milburn 3-14. SACKS BUCS: Jackson 1-5, Sapp 1-4. LIONS: Porcher 1.5-7, Elliss 1-7, Brown 0.5-2.
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 88 Copeland LCB 21 Abraham QB 12 Dilfer SS 47 Lynch FB 40 Alstott FS 25 Johnson RB 28 Dunn RCB 27 Parker PLAYED 5 Husted, 6 Barnhardt, 22 Mincy, 23 Bouie, 26 Rusk, 29 Gant, 37 Ellison, 45 Legette, 50 Gooch, 52 Bellisari, 53 Quarles, 69 Pierson, 71 Wunsch, 78 Jones, 82 Hape, 83 Moore, 84 Thomas, 86 Williams, 94 White, 97 Jackson DID NOT PLAY 4 Walsh, 32 Rhett, 73 Middleton INACTIVES 13 Milanovich, 19 Hunter, 20 Barber, 51 Singleton, 65 Dogins, 75 Curry, 87 Davis, 90 Maniecki
COMMENTARY CREW Eric Clemons and Trevor Matich
GAME HIGHLIGHTS        Click on the boxes below to view the clips Patrick Hape’s first NFL touchdown came on this one-yard pass from Trent Dilfer Warrick Dunn scored from six yards out as part of his first 100-yard rushing day It was left to the A-Train to complete the Buccaneer scoring in typical Mike Alstott style