Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6  Detroit Lions 27 Monday 28 September 1998   at the Pontiac Silverdome
SCORING DET 9:34-2Q Hanson FG27 DET 1:56-2Q Hanson FG25 TB 0:16-2Q Husted FG43 DET 13:11-3Q Westbrook 34 interception return (Hanson kick) DET 8:45-3Q Batch 1 run (Hanson kick) TB 10:44-4Q Husted FG47 DET 10:29-4Q Fair 105 kick return (Hanson kick)
Hurricane Georges kept me stuck in Clearwater watching the Bucs' loss on Monday night football to the Lions. Probably just as well I didn't fly up to the Motor City as this was a forgettable Buc performance all round. Trent threw a terrible interception, his first of the season, at the start of the second half and the Bucs had just six first downs and 133 total yards in the game.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Dunn 8-30, Dilfer 4-16, Alstott 5-9. LIONS: Sanders 27-131, Batch 8-39, Reich 2-(-3), Westbrook 1-(-4), Rivers 3-(-7). PASSING BUCS: Dilfer 30-12-120-1-0, Walsh 2-0-0-1-0. LIONS: Batch 24-14-115-0-0, Reich 1-1-16-0-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Anthony 4-38, Dunn 3-35, Williams 2-18, Thomas 1-13, Hunter 1-9, Moore 1-7. LIONS: Moore 7-64, Sanders 4-23, Morton 3-36, Crowell 1-8. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. LIONS: Westbrook 1-34, Rice 1-25. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Williams 5-150. LIONS: Fair 2-136. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Williams 2-9. LIONS: Fair 4-11. SACKS BUCS: Culpepper 1-7. LIONS: Porcher 1.5-13, Waldroup 1-13, Scroggins 1-11, Boyd 0.5-5.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 74 Gruber DE 72 Ahanotu LG 64 Diaz DT 77 Culpepper C 61 Mayberry DT 99 Sapp RG 73 Middleton DE 91 Upshaw RT 70 Odom LLB 50 Gooch TE 83 Moore MLB 56 Nickerson WR 85 Anthony RLB 55 Brooks WR 86 Williams LCB 21 Abraham FB 40 Alstott RCB 27 Parker RB 28 Dunn SS 47 Lynch QB 12 Dilfer FS 22 Mincy PLAYED 4 Walsh, 5 Husted, 6 Barnhardt, 20 Barber, 23 Bouie, 24 Robinson, 25 Kelly, 37 Ellison, 41 Neal, 51 Singleton, 53 Quarles, 54 Palmer, 59 Duncan, 69 Pierson, 71 Wunsch, 78 Jones, 80 Davis, 82 Hape, 84 Thomas, 88 Hunter, 94 White, 97 Jackson DID NOT PLAY 65 Dogins INACTIVES 13 Milanovich, 26 Abdullah, 31 Young, 75 Washington, 81 Green, 87 Emanuel, 90 Maniecki, 98 Cannida
COMMENTARY CREW Al Michaels, Boomer Esiason and Dan Dierdorf