Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 Green Bay Packers 21 Sunday 5 October 1997 at Lambeau Field
SCORING TB 3:51-1Q Husted FG23 GB 14:13-2Q Freeman 31 pass from Favre (Longwell kick) GB 8:19-2Q Wilkins 77 interception return (Longwell kick) GB 0:44-2Q Freeman 6 pass from Favre (Longwell kick) TB 2:54-3Q Alstott 1 run (Husted kick) TB 10:11-4Q Dunn 2 run (2 pt conversion failed)
After an amazing 5-0 start that marked the franchise‚Äôs best since 1979, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers suffered their first loss of the season at the hands of the defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers. The Bucs showed signs of a newfound strength, however, with a second-half comeback that brought them within one touchdown of upsetting the Pack in their own house.   The final chance ended when the Bucs were turned away at the Green Bay 48-yard line when a fourth-and-six pass to Dunn fell incomplete.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Dunn 16-125, Alstott 17-56, Anthony 1-18, Dilfer 1-13, Ellison 1-5. PACKERS: Levens 13-44, Favre 4-17, Hayden 1-3. PASSING BUCS: Dilfer 29-16-179-1-0. PACKERS: Favre 31-21-191-0-2. RECEIVING BUCS: Copeland 5-53, Alstott 4-34, Anthony 3-44, Harris 1-19, Hape 1-13, Moore 1-12, Dunn 1-4. PACKERS: Levens 8-61, Brooks 4-29, Freeman 3-57, Chmura 3-23, Henderson 3-21. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. PACKERS: Wilkins 1-77. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Anthony 2-48, Alstott 1-0. PACKERS: Schroeder 1-28. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Williams 1-0. PACKERS: Schroeder 5-42. SACKS BUCS: Ahanotu 2-14, Upshaw 1-7. PACKERS: White 2-20, Wilkins 1-4.
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 Parker WR 88 Copeland LCB 21 Abraham QB 12 Dilfer SS 47 Lynch TE 82 Hape FS 25 Johnson RB 40 Alstott RCB 27 Parker PLAYED 4 Walsh, 5 Husted, 6 Barnhardt, 22 Mincy, 23 Bouie, 28 Dunn, 29 Gant, 31 Young, 32 Rhett, 37 Ellison, 45 Legette, 50 Gooch, 52 Bellisari, 53 Quarles, 69 Pierson, 71 Wunsch, 73 Middleton, 83 Moore, 84 Thomas, 86 Williams, 90 Maniecki, 94 White, 97 Jackson INACTIVES 13 Milanovich, 20 Barber, 24 Robinson, 51 Singleton, 65 Dogins, 75 Curry, 78 Jones, 87 Davis
COMMENTARY CREW Pat Summerall and John Madden
GAME HIGHLIGHTS        Click on the boxes below to view the clips Mike Alstott had the first Buccaneer touchdown on a typical A-Train dive Warrick Dunn followed with a similar up-the-middle score of his own Chidi Ahanotu had two sacks on the day