Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17 Detroit Lions 38
Sunday 23 November 1986 at Tampa Stadium
Jones 1 run (Murray kick)
Thompson 4 pass from Ferguson (Murray kick)
Wilder 11 pass from Young (Igwebuike kick)
Chadwick 18 pass from Ferguson (Murray kick)
James 13 run (Murray kick)
Franklin 2 pass from Young (Igwebuike kick)
Thompson 34 pass from Long (Murray kick)
3rd quarter TDs by Jeff Chadwick and Garry James blew open a close game and helped the Lions keep their
slim hopes of a play-off berth alive. The Bucs had early chances to take the lead but Donald Igwebuike missed
a 37-yard FG attempt and the Bucs also failed to score after Scot Brantley's interception had given them the
ball at the Detroit 43-yard line. Another drive stalled at the Lion 11 when they fumbled, and they could get no
closer than two scores in the fourth quarter in spite of James Wilder gaining over 200 yards rushing/receiving
on the day. Lion QB Chuck Long threw a TD pass on his first pro attempt.
BUCS: Wilder 24-130, Young 8-53, Springs 1-4.
LIONS: Jones 13-64, James 10-45, Ferguson 3-11, Williams 6-9.
BUCS: Young 32-23-218-2-2.
LIONS: Ferguson 21-14-230-1-2, Long 1-1-34-0-1.
BUCS: Wilder 9-71, Magee 5-63, Springs 5-48, Freeman 2-25,
Carter 1-9, Franklin 1-2.
LIONS: Thompson 4-69, Chadwick 3-98, Bland 3-61, James 3-14,
BUCS: Brantley 1-8.
LIONS: Mitchell 2-10.
BUCS: Freeman 2-46, Futrell 1-27, Franklin 1-10.
LIONS: Hunter 3-68.
BUCS: Futrell 1-4.
LIONS: Cofer 2.5-17, Ferguson 1-6, Gay 0.5-2.
1 Igwebuike, 5 Garcia, 17 DeBerg, 23 Castille, 35 Franklin, 36
Futrell, 41 Swoope, 54 Randle, 56 J Walker, 59 Murphy, 62
Farrell, 67 Morgan, 75 Kellin, 77 Maarleveld, 80 Williams, 84
Heflin, 85 Dunn, 98 Keys
DID NOT PLAY
25 Howard, 28 Allen, 37 K Walker, 64 Robinson, 83 Gillespie
GAME HIGHLIGHTS Click on the boxes below to watch the clip
James Wilder had the first Buccaneer touchdown
Pat Franklin added the second Tampa Bay scoring reception
Steve Young’s late fourth quarter run was a highlight reel of its own