Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3 Green Bay Packers 34 Sunday 1 September 1996 at Tampa Stadium
SCORING GB 6:43-1Q Jacke FG23 GB 4:07-1Q Jackson 1 pass from Favre (Jacke kick) TB 14:05-2Q Husted FG48 GB 1:40-2Q Jackson 4 pass from Favre (Jacke kick) GB 0:39-2Q Jackson 51 pass from Favre (Jacke kick) GB 9:52-3Q Jacke FG40 GB 5:35-3Q Levens 1 pass from Favre (Jacke kick)
Eventual Super Bowl Champion Green Bay got its offense rolling early at Houlihan’s Stadium, jumping to a 24- 3 halftime lead behind three Keith Jackson touchdown receptions (1, 4 and 51 yards. Michael Husted posted the Bucs’ only points with a 48-yard field goal, but could not offset the passing of league MVP Brett Favre.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Brooks 6-20, Alstott 5-15, Thompson 3-14, Ellison 8-10, Dilfer 1-0. PACKERS: Bennett 13-62, Levens 12-48, Jervey 5-13, Henderson 3- 13, Brooks 1-2, Favre 1-1. PASSING BUCS: Dilfer 30-13-123-4-0. PACKERS: Favre 27-20-247-0-4, McMahon 1-1-24-0-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Alstott 4-42, Harper 3-35, Harris 2-19, Hawkins 2-16, Thompson 1-6, Moore 1-5. PACKERS: Freeman 6-82, Jackson 5-76, Brooks 3-25, Chmura 2-24, Levens 2-20, Thomason 1-24, Henderson 1-12, Bennett 1-8. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. PACKERS: Butler 2-59, Prior 1-7, Hollinquest 1-2. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Silvan 5-106. PACKERS: Beebe 2-52. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: none. PACKERS: Howard 3-42. SACKS BUCS: Sapp 1-4. PACKERS: Holland 1-6.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 74 Gruber DE 75 Curry LG 60 Pyne DT 77 Culpepper C 61 Mayberry DT 99 Sapp RG 71 Adams DE 73 Upshaw RT 79 Riesenberg LLB 51 Marts TE 81 Harris MLB 56 Nickerson WR 80 Harper RLB 55 Brooks WR 85 Hawkins LCB 35 Mayhew FB 40 Alstott RCB 39 DImry RB 37 Ellison SS 38 Scott QB 12 Dilfer FS 25 Johnson PLAYED 5 Husted, 6 Barnhardt, 21 Abraham, 23 Bouie, 29 Gant, 34 Thompson, 41 Brooks, 43 Johnson, 45 Legette, 47 Lynch, 50 Gooch, 64 Diaz, 70 Odom, 78 Jones, 83 Moore, 86 Williams, 87 Silvan, 89 Ryans, 91 Smith, 93 DuBose, 97 Jackson DID NOT PLAY 11 Weldon, 68 Crisman INACTIVE 13 Milanovich, 27 Austin, 54 Stephens,, 62 Beckles, 72 Ahanotu, 82 Tate, 84 Thomas, 90 Maniecki
COMMENTARY CREW Mike Breen and Bill Maas