Tampa Bay Buccaneers 9 Detroit Lions 27 Sunday 12 October at Houlihan's Stadium
SCORING TB 8:44-1Q Husted FG25 DET 4:39-1Q Sanders 80 run (Hanson kick) TB 3:01-1Q Dunn 59 pass from Dilfer (kick failed) DET 0:06-2Q Hanson FG34 DET 5:43-3Q Sanders 82 run (Hanson kick) DET 12:28-4Q Hanson FG39 DET 6:23-4Q Sanders 7 pass from Mitchell (Hanson kick)
The Bucs fell victim to Barry Sanders, as the eight-time Pro-Bowler dashed 215 yards through the hands of Tampa Bay defenders and scored all three Detroit touchdowns. It was the first time in NFL history that a player had record two 80+ yard rushes in a single game.    The Lions added a 79-yard pass play from Scott Mitchell to Herman Moore and only John Lynch forcing a fumble from Sanders at the Buc three, prevented the score from being worse.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Alstott 12-40, Dilfer 3-23, Dunn 10-9. LIONS: Sanders 24-215, Vardell 4-30, Mitchell 3-7, Rivers 1-7, Schlesinger 1-0. PASSING BUCS: Dilfer 31-17-237-2-1. LIONS: Mitchell 20-16-222-0-1. RECEIVING BUCS: Copeland 6-105, Dunn 3-71, Anthony 3-22, Williams 2-20, Harris 2-13, Thomas 1-6. LIONS: Morton 7-66, Moore 5-120, Schlesinger 1-15, Sloan 1-11, Sanders 1-7, Metzelaars 1-3. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. LIONS: Raymond 1-17, Bailey 1-0. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Anthony 2-75, Williams 2-1. LIONS: none. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Williams 4-23. LIONS: Milburn 1-40. SACKS BUCS: Sapp 1-13, Upshaw 1-10, Ahanotu 1-8, Culpepper 1-3. LIONS: Porcher 1.5-10.5, Scroggins 0.5-4, Ellis 0.5-4, Waldroup 0.5- 1.5.
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 TE 83 Moore FS 25 Johnson RB 40 Alstot RCB 27 Parker PLAYED 4 Walsh, 5 Husted, 7 Landeta, 22 Mincy, 23 Bouie, 28 Dunn, 29 Gant, 31 Young, 32 Rhett, 37 Ellison, 45 Legette, 51 Singleton, 52 Bellisari, 53 Quarles, 69 Pierson, 71 Wunsch, 73 Middleton, 75 Curry, 82 Hape, 84 Thomas, 86 Williams, 97 Jackson INACTIVES 13 Milanovich, 20 Barber, 24 Robinson, 50 Gooch, 65 Dogins, 78 Jones, 87 Davis, 90 Maniecki, 94 White
COMMENTARY CREW Dick Stockton and Matt Millen
GAME HIGHLIGHTS        Click on the boxes below to view the clips Warrick Dunn’s scoring play was the only true offensive highlight for the Buccaneers Chidi Ahanotu had one of the four sacks on the day Naturally Warren Sapp had one as well