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Sunday, October 4, 1987 - Away Game

WON - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31 Detroit Lions 27

Despite advance sales of 40,000 tickets, only 4,919 fans showed up to the first strike game played by replacement players. Neither team had any of its regular players on the roster.

Detroit punter Mike Black's 3rd-quarter fumble on the 3-yard line set up Harold Ricks' game-winning touchdown run.

The Buccaneers' three second-quarter touchdowns overcame the Lions' early 17-point lead. 17 of the Buccaneers' points resulted from Lions turnovers. Around 1,000 union members, including UAW president Owen Bieber, joined the Lions on the picket lines. Attendance was also likely influenced by a baseball game taking place the same day, in which the Detroit Tigers defeated the Toronto Blue Jays to win the A.L. East Championship.

GAMEDAY BRIEF

  • WEATHER: Indoors - 70°F. - Humidity 54% - Wind E. 0 mph Wind Chill 00°F.
  • OFFICALS
    • REFEREE: Jerry Markbreit
    • UMPIRE: Bob Wagner
    • LINE JUDGE: Bob Beeks
    • HEAD LINESMAN: Bill Reynolds
    • BACK JUDGE: Ben Thompkins
    • FIELD JUDGE: Bill Stanley
    • SIDE JUDGE: Bill Quinby
    SCORING
    • LIONS: 08:11-1Q Grymes 36 pass from Hons (Prindle kick)
    • LIONS: 05:16-1Q Prindle FG23
    • LIONS: 04:16-1Q King 9 fumble return (Prindle kick)
    • BUCCANEERS: 14:49-2Q Wright 15 pass from Hold (Tiffin kick)
    • BUCCANEERS: 11:33-2Q Tripoli 15 interception return (Tiffin kick)
    • LIONS: 01:51-2Q Truvillion 53 pass from Hons (Prindle kick)
    • BUCCANEERS: 01:32-2Q Streater 61 pass from Hold (Tiffin kick)
    • BUCCANEERS: 08:03-3Q Tiffin FG21
    • BUCCANEERS: 02:17-3Q Ricks 1 run (Tiffin kick)
    • LIONS: 11:41-4Q Prindle FG35
    STARTERS OFFENSE
    • WR: #83 H. Walls
    • LT: #64 D. Pamphrey
    • LG: #62 D. Jordan
    • C: #50 C. Pitcoke
    • RG: #60 P. O'Connor
    • RT: #68 R. Smith
    • TE: #80 S. Holloway
    • WR: #89 E. Streater
    • QB: #07 J. Reaves
    • FB: #34 A. Wright
    • RB: #24 D. Land
    STARTERS DEFENSE
    • LE: #90 M. Clark
    • NT: #76 F. Nordgren
    • RE: #78 W. Carter
    • LOLB: #56 S. Montoute
    • LILB: #53 F. McCallister
    • RILB: #54 B. Gant
    • ROLB: #52 P. Teague
    • LC: #27 K. Walkerr
    • RC: #31 I. Curry
    • SS: #40 M. Quinn
    • FS: #26 P. Tripoli
    SUBSTITUTIONS
    • 1 Tiffin, 5 Criswell, 11 Hold, 23 King, 29 Paige, 32 Gladman, 33 George, 36 Thomas, 47 Ricks, 51 Turpin, 59 Pennington, 66 Heffernan, 67 Harris, 70 Turner, 77 Brown, 82 Modesitt, 84 Jackson, 87 S Carter, 91 Jacobs, 94 Riggins, 98 Ramey
    DID NOT PLAY
    • 72 Hunt, 73 Johnson
    INACTIVE
    • none.

    INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

    RUSHING
    • BUCCANEERS: Wright 21-67, Hold 3-18, Land 7-16, Ricks 6-10, Thomas 1-2.
    • LIONS: Edwards 13-28, Wester 12-46, Dollinger 5-16, Hons 1-11, Black 1-0.
    PASSING
    • BUCCANEERS: Reaves 8-2-16-0-0, Hold 15-6-102-0-2.
    • LIONS: Hons 26-10-201-3-2.
    RECIEVING
    • BUCCANEERS: Wright 4-29, Streater 1-61, Walls 1-13, Ricks 1-12, Holloway 1-3.
    • LIONS: Truvillion 4-99, Grymes 3-81, Wheeler 2-17, Dollinger 1-4.
    INTERCEPTIONS
    • BUCCANEERS: Tripoli 2-17, Gant 1-15.
    • LIONS: none.
    KICK RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Walls 4-104, Wright 1-17, Gladman 1-16.
    • LIONS: Hall 4-73, Bradley 2-42.
    PUNT RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Walls 4-12.
    • LIONS: Bradley 5-30.
    SACKS
    • BUCCANEERS: Harris 1-9, Riggins 1-9, Montoute 1-8, Clark 1-8, McCallister 1-6.
    • LIONS: Carr 1-12.

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