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Sunday December 20, 1987 - Home Game

LOSS - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14 St. Louis Cardinals 31

Tampa Bay Buccaneers led early, but Cardinal defensive back Cedric Mack recovered two Buccaneer fumbles that led to 10 Cardinal points.

Neil Lomax tied a team record with 12 straight completions, completing 22–29 passes for 233 yards and three touchdowns. With Buc starting cornerback Rod Jones injured, Lomax exploited Bobby Futrell throughout the game. Stump Mitchell rushed for 101 yards and a touchdown

GAMEDAY BRIEF

  • WEATHER: Partly Cloudy - 75°F. - Humidity 64% - Wind S. 5-7 mph Wind Chill 61°F.
  • OFFICALS
    • REFEREE: Bob McElwee
    • UMPIRE: Tom Hensley
    • HEAD LINESMAN: Dale Hamer
    • LINE JUDGE: Bill Reynold
    • BACK JUDGE: Jim Kearney
    • FIELD JUDGE: Jack Vaughan
    • SIDE JUDGE: Ron Baynes
    SCORING
    • BUCCANEERS: 10:21-1Q Hall 1 pass from Testaverde (Igwebuike kick)
    • CARDINALS: 13:57-2Q Novacek 15 pass from Lomax (Del Greco kick)
    • CARDINALS: 1:03-2Q Smith 8 pass from Lomax (Del Greco kick)
    • CARDINALS: 10:52-3Q Del Greco FG28
    • CARDINALS: 3:26-3Q Awalt 5 pass from Lomax (Del Greco kick)
    • CARDINALS: 12:32-4Q Mitchell 3 run (Del Greco kick)
    • BUCCANEERS: 0:45-4Q Carter 26 pass from Testaverde (Igwebuike kick)
    STARTERS OFFENSE
    • WR: #82 R. Hall
    • LT: #71 M. Cooper
    • LG: #66 G. Yarno
    • C: #60 R. Grimes
    • RG: #68 R Mallory
    • RT: #73 R. Heller
    • TE: #86 C. Magee
    • WR: #87 G. Carter
    • QB: #14 V. Testaverde
    • FB: #32 J. Wilder
    • RB: #35 J. Smith
    STARTERS DEFENSE
    • LE: #78 J. Cannon
    • NT: #94 M. Stensrud
    • RE: #90 R. Holmes
    • LOLB: #56 J. Walker
    • LILB: #58 J. Davis
    • RILB: #54 E. Randle
    • ROLB: #51 C. Washington
    • LC: #29 R. Reynolds
    • RC: #36 B. Futrell
    • SS: #33 B. Kemp
    • FS: #28 R. Isam
    SUBSTITUTIONS
    • # 25 Bobby Howard, 1 Igwebuike, 5 Garcia, 17 DeBerg, 23 Anderson, 24 Tripoli, 31 Gordon, 37 Hunter, 42 Bartalo, 50 Turk, 52 Brantley, 57 Moss, 59 Murphy, 70 Swayne, 77 Maarleveld, 79 Goode, 83 Miller, 84 Hill, 85 G.Taylor, 89 Carrier, 91 Gant, 93 Sileoo
    DID NOT PLAY

    • 11 Shula
    INACTIVE
    • 7 Neuheisel, 22 Jones, 38 Evans, 95 Jarvis, 99 McHale

    INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

    RUSHING
    • BUCCANEERS: Wilder 10-80, Smith 14-40, Testaverde 2-19, #25 Bobby Howard 3-15, Hunter 1-5, Hill 1-4.
    • CARDINALS: Mitchell 23-101, Wolfley 5-17, Lomax 1-9, Green 1-8, McAdoo 3-1, Stoudt 1-(-2).
    PASSING
    • BUCCANEERS: Testaverde 38-16-240-2-2.
    • CARDINALS: Lomax 29-22-233-1-3, Stoudt 1-0-0-0-0.
    RECIEVING
    • BUCCANEERS: Carter 5-116, Hill 4-74, Smith 3-25, Hall 2-10, Magee 1-8, #25 Bobby Howard 1-7.
    • CARDINALS: Mitchell 6-41, Green 5-86, Smith 5-54, Awalt 3-15, Johnson 2-22, Novacek 1-15.
    INTERCEPTIONS
    • BUCCANEERS: Futrell 1-23.
    • CARDINALS: Junior 1-25, Mack 1-0.
    KICK RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Futrell 2-29, Smith 1-20.
    • CARDINALS: Sikahema 1-20, McAdoo 1-17.
    PUNT RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Futrell 3-29.
    • CARDINALS: Sikahema 4-54.
    SACKS
    • BUCCANEERS: Holmes 3-26.
    • CARDINALS: Nunn 3-13, Junior 1-8, Clasby 1-6, Bell 1-6.

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