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Sunday September 28, 1986 - Home Game

LOSS - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20 Atlanta Falcons 23

The Atlanta Falcons overcame a 20–7 halftime deficit to defeat the Buccaneers in overtime on a Mick Luckhurst field goal. The strategy of running out the clock with a conservative offense that had worked so well against the Lions the previous week backfired against the Falcons.

The Buccaneers' offensive line failed to dominate, and the Falcons wound up running 57 offensive plays in the second half, while the Buccaneers ran only 26. Twenty of those plays were runs by Gerald Riggs, who finished the day with 127 yards rushing. The Buccaneers outgained the Falcons 255 yards to 190 in the first half, but were outgained 300 yards to 68 in the second half, in which the Buccaneers never advanced beyond midfield. The Buccaneer loss left Atlanta undefeated at 4–0.

GAMEDAY BRIEF

  • WEATHER: Partly Cloudy - 90°F. - Wind E. 5 mph
  • OFFICALS
    • REFEREE: Fred Wyant
    • UMPIRE: Dave Hamilton
    • LINE JUDGE: Joe Haynes
    • LINESMAN: Jerry Bergman
    • BACK JUDGE: Ben Tomkins
    • FIELD JUDGE: Pat Mallette
    • SIDE JUDGE: Stan Kemp
    SCORING
    • BUCCANEERS: 10:29-1Q Igwebuike FG23
    • FALCONS: 1:31-1Q Dixon 27 pass from Archer (Luckhurst kick)
    • BUCCANEERS: 11:32-2Q Igwebuike FG24
    • BUCCANEERS: 2:27-2Q Magee 11 pass from Young (Igwebuike kick)
    • BUCCANEERS: 1:20-2Q Young 21 run (Igwebuike kick)
    • FALCONS: 0:34-3Q Riggs 1 run (Luckhurst kick)
    • FALCONS: 4:03-4Q Luckhurst FG43
    • FALCONS: 0:00-4Q Luckhurst FG34
    • FALCONS: 2:25-OT Luckhurst FG34
    STARTERS OFFENSE
    • QB: #08 Young
    • LT: #72 Taylor
    • LG: #66 Yarno
    • C: #60 Grimes
    • RG: #62 Farrell
    • RT: #73 Heller
    • WR: #89 House
    • WR: #87 Carter
    • TE: #88 Giles
    • TE: #86 Magee
    • RB: #20 Springs
    STARTERS DEFENSE
    • LDE: #78 Cannon
    • NT: #76 Logan
    • RDE: #90 Holmes
    • LOLB: #57 Browner
    • LILB: #58 Davis
    • RILB: #52 Brantley
    • ROLB: #51 Washington
    • LCB: #23 Castille
    • SS: #41 Swoope
    • FS: #44 Sully
    • RCB: #22 Jones
    SUBSTITUTIONS
    • 1 Igwebuike, 5 Garcia, 17 DeBerg, 21 McKeever, 31 Curry, 34 Boatner, 36 Futrell, 46 Wonsley, 54 Randle, 56 Walker, 59 Murphy, 68 Mallory, 71 Nelson, 80 Williams, 81 Freeman, 82 Bell, 84 Harris, 98 Keys
    DID NOT PLAY
    • 26 Easmon, 32 Wilder, 67 Morgan, 74 Powell, 77 Maarleveld

    INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

    RUSHING
    • BUCCANEERS: Young 7-68, Wonsley 19-65, Springs 10-42.
    • FALCONS: Riggs 27-129, Austin 9-71, Archer 9-32, Stamps 1-14, Andrews 1-3.
    PASSING
    • BUCCANEERS: Young 21-12-160-1-1.
    • FALCONS: Archer 36-19-246-0-1.
    RECIEVING
    • BUCCANEERS: Springs 3-58, House 2-43, Giles 2-23, Magee 2-19, Wonsley 2-8, Harris 1-9.
    • FALCONS: Brown 7-110, Dixon 3-58, Allen 3-24, Cox 1-18, Stamps 1-15, Riggs 1-10, Williams 1-7, Whisenhunt 1-2, Andrews 1-2.
    INTERCEPTIONS
    • BUCCANEERS: none
    • FALCONS: Cason 1-10.
    KICK RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Stamps 4-103, Harris 3-63.
    • FALCONS: Croudip 1-20.
    PUNT RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Futrell 1-4.
    • FALCONS: Dixon 2-10.
    SACKS
    • BUCCANEERS: Logan 1-5.
    • FALCONS: Pitts 1-13.

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