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Sunday, September 21, 1997 - Home Game

WON - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31 Miami Dolphins 21

***HISTORIC MARKER*** THis was the first game in Buccaneers franchise history that they did not punt a single time during the game.

On Sunday Night Football, Tampa Bay hosted Miami. The Buccaneers jumped out to a 14–0 lead, with Trent Dilfer passing for 248 yards and four touchdowns.

The Buccaneers defense intercepted Dan Marino twice.

With 09:30 left in the game, Tampa Bay led 24–14 facing a 3rd & 28 at their own 42-yard line. Dilfer completed a screen pass to Warrick Dunn, who weaved through and broke away for a 58-yard touchdown, putting the game out-of-reach.

GAMEDAY BRIEF

  • WEATHER: Hazy - 89°F. - Humidity 68% - Wind S.S.E. 4mph Wind Chill 90°F.
  • OFFICALS
    • REFEREE: Walt Coleman
    • UMPIRE: Rex Stewart
    • LINE JUDGE: Dave Anderson
    • SIDE JUDGE: Neely Dunn
    • HEAD LINESMAN: Tom Stabile
    • BACK JUDGE: Dick Creed
    • FIELD JUDGE: Bob Lawing
    • REPLAY OFFICIAL: not documented
    SCORING
    • BUCCANEERS: 09:30-1Q Alstott 3 pass from Dilfer (Husted kick)
    • BUCCANEERS: 07:34-2Q Alstott 1 pass from Dilfer (Husted kick)
    • DOLPHINS: 00:22-2Q McDuffie 10 pass from Marino (Mare kick)
    • BUCCANEERS: 09:46-3Q Husted FG22
    • BUCCANEERS: 03:35-3Q Anthony 38 pass from Dilfer (Husted kick)
    • BUCCANEERS: 14:10-4Q Abdul-Jabbar 1 run (Mare kick)
    • DOLPHINS: 09:18-4Q Dunn 58 pass from Dilfer (Husted kick)
    • DOLPHINS: 03:25-4Q Barnett 1 pass from Marino (Mare kick)
    STARTERS OFFENSE
    • WR: #85 R. Anthony
    • LT: #74 P. Gruber
    • LG: #60 J. Pyne
    • C: #61 I. Mayberry
    • RG: #64 J. Diaz
    • RT: #70 J. Odom
    • TE: #80 J. Harris
    • WR: #88 H. Copeland
    • QB: #12 T. Dilfer
    • RB: #28 W. Dunn
    • FB: #40 M. Alstott
    STARTERS DEFENSE
    • LE: #72 C. Ahanotu
    • NT: #77 B. Culpepper
    • UT: #78 M. Jones
    • RE: #91 R. Upshaw
    • SLB: #50 J. Gooch
    • MLB: #56 H. Nickerson
    • WLB: #55 D. Brooks
    • LCB: #21 D. Abraham
    • RCB: #27 A. Parker
    • SS: #47 J. Lynch
    • FS: #25 M. Johnson
    SUBSTITUTIONS
    • 4 Walsh, 5 Husted, 6 Barnhardt, 22 Mincy, 23 Bouie, 26 Rusk, 29 Gant, 37 Ellison, 45 Legette, 51 Singleton, 52 Bellisari, 53 Quarles, 69 Pierson, 71 Wunsch, 73 Middleton, 82 Hape, 83 Moore, 84 Thomas, 86 Williams, 90 Maniecki, 94 White, 97 Jackson
    DID NOT PLAY
    • 32 Rhett
    INACTIVE
    • 13 Milanovich, 20 Barber, 24 Robinson, 59 Porter, 65 Dogins, 75 Curry, 87 Davis, 99 Sapp

    INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

    RUSHING
    • BUCCANEERS: Alstott 18-95, Dunn 11-17, Dilfer 3-(-3).
    • DOLPHINS: Abdul-Jabbar 16-45, McPhail 1-3.
    PASSING
    • BUCCANEERS: Dilfer 24-18-248-1-4.
    • DOLPHINS: Marino 37-24-235-0-2.
    RECIEVING
    • BUCCANEERS: Dunn 6-106, Alstott 4-20, Copeland 3-39, Anthony 2-50, Harris 2-20, Williams 1-13.
    • DOLPHINS: McDuffie 6-55, Barnett 5-50, Drayton 3-45, McPhail 3-28, Abdul-Jabbar 3-22, Jordan 1-19, Manning 1-11, Dotson 1-4, Parmalee 1-1.
    INTERCEPTIONS
    • BUCCANEERS: none.
    • DOLPHINS: Thomas 1-10.
    KICK RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Williams 2-47, White 1-0.
    • DOLPHINS: Spikes 4-102.
    PUNT RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Williams 3-30.
    • DOLPHINS: none.
    SACKS
    • BUCCANEERS: none.
    • DOLPHINS: none.

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