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Sunday, December 27, 1987 - Away Game

LOSS - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 06 Indianapolis Colts 24

The Colts' 24–6 victory over the Buccaneers clinched their first playoff berth in 10 years, and their first winning record since 1977.

Although Pro Bowl linebacker Duane Bickett did not play, the Colts' defense did not allow the Buccaneers inside the 20-yard line.

Eric Dickerson ran 33 times for 196 yards and two touchdowns. Colts quarterback Jack Trudeau was 17 of 27 for 426 yards.

GAMEDAY BRIEF

  • WEATHER: Cloudy - 72°F. - Humidity 68% - Wind N. 0mph Wind Chill 72°F.
  • OFFICALS
    • REFEREE: Jim Tunney
    • UMPIRE: Hendi Ancich
    • LINE JUDGE: Howard Roe
    • LINESMAN: Barnie Frantz
    • BACK JUDGE: Tom Sifferman
    • FIELD JUDGE: Pat Mallette
    • SIDE JUDGE: Nate Jones
    SCORING
    • COLTS: 11:43-1Q Dickerson 6 run (Biasucci kick)
    • BUCCANEERS: 11Won4:02-1Q Igwebuike FG38sley
    • COLTS: 00:08-2Q Biasucci FG30
    • COLTS: 05:39-3Q Dickerson 34 run (Biasucci kick)
    • BUCCANEERS: 11:49-4Q Igwebuike FG37
    • COLTS: 7:54-4Q Bentley 2 run (Biasucci kick)
    STARTERS OFFENSE
    • WR: #87 G. Carter
    • 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: #84 B. Hill
    • 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: #22 R. Jones
    • SS: #33 B. Kemp
    • FS: #24 P. Tripoli
    SUBSTITUTIONS
    • 1 Igwebuike, 5 Garcia, 17 DeBerg, 23 Anderson, 25 Howard, 31 Gordon, 36 Futrell, 42 Bartalo, 50 Turk, 52 Brantley, 57 Moss, 59 Murphy, 70 Swayne, 77 Maarleveld, 79 Goode, 82 Hall, 83 Miller, 85 G.Taylor, 91 Gant, 93 Sileo
    DID NOT PLAY
    • 11 Shula, 37 Hunter, 38 Evans
    INACTIVE
    • 7 Neuheisel, 28 Isom, 89 Carrier, 95 Jarvis, 99 McHale

    INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

    RUSHING
    • BUCCANEERS: Wilder 7-45, Smith 9-27, Testaverde 4-12, Howard 1-12.
    • COLTS: Dickerson 33-196, Wonsley 3-20, Bentley 4-10, Brooks 1-1, Trudeau 4-(-1).
    PASSING
    • BUCCANEERS: Testaverde 31-8-163-0-0, Bartalo 1-0-0-1-0.
    • COLTS: Trudeau 27-17-246-0-0.
    RECIEVING
    • BUCCANEERS: Hill 3-96, Taylor 2-21, Miller 1-31, Smith 1-8, Wilder 1-7.
    • COLTS: Brooks 5-51, Bouza 4-82, Bentley 2-61, Dickerson 2-33, Boyer 2-12, Utt 1-4, Beach 1-3.
    INTERCEPTIONS
    • BUCCANEERS: none.
    • COLTS: Prior 1-0.
    KICK RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Futrell 3-42, Smith 1-21, Bartalo 1-15.
    • COLTS: Bentley 3-68.
    PUNT RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Futrell 3-33.
    • COLTS: Tullis 1-10, Ahrens 1-0.
    SACKS
    • BUCCANEERS: none.
    • COLTS: Thompson 1-11, Darby 1-9, Bickett 1-7.

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