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Sunday, September 8, 1996 - Away Game

LOSS - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 06 Detroit Lions 21

The Buccaneers held the Lions to 234 yards offenseivly but were hindered by several turnovers and limited scoring options.

Entering the second quarter the Buccaneers established a 6-0 and once again super star Barry Sanders 54-yard grass burner changed the tide.

After Lions Corey Raymond intercepted a Dilfer pass returning it 25 yards to score and give Detroit a 14-6 halftime advantage. The Buccaneers were held scorless in the second half with several drives into Lions territory scoreless.

GAMEDAY BRIEF

  • WEATHER: Indoor - 79°F. - Humidity 61% - Wind W. 1 mph Wind Chill 75°F.
  • OFFICALS
    • REFEREE: John Grier
    • UMPIRE: Jim Quirk
    • LINE JUDGE: Jeff Bergman
    • SIDE JUDGE: Dean Look
    • HEAD LINESMAN: Tom Johnson
    • BACK JUDGE: Tim Millis
    • FIELD JUDGE: Billy Smith
    • REPLAY OFFICAL: not documented
    SCORING
    • BUCCANEERS: 07:04-1Q Husted FG30
    • BUCCANEERS: 13:20-2Q Husted FG41
    • LIONS: 03:38-2Q Sanders 54 run (Hanson kick)
    • LIONS: 03:28-2Q Raymond 24 interception return (Hanson kick)
    • LIONS: 07:31-3Q Moore 23 pass from Mitchell (Hanson kick)
    STARTERS OFFENSE
    • TE: #83 D. Moore
    • LT: #74 P. Gruber
    • LG: #60 J. Pyne
    • C: #61 T. Mayberry
    • RG: #71 S. Adams
    • RT: #79 D. Riesenberg
    • TE: #81 J. Harris
    • WR: #85 C. Hawkins
    • QB: #12 T. Dilfer
    • RB: #37 J. Ellison
    • FB: #40 M. Alstott
    STARTERS DEFENSE
    • LE: #75 E. Curry
    • NT: #77 B. Culpepper
    • UT: #97 T. Jackson
    • RE: #73 R. Upshaw
    • LLB: #21 D. Abraham
    • MLB: #56 H. Nickerson
    • RLB: #55 D. Brooks
    • LCB: #35 M. Mayhey
    • RCB: #39 C. Dimry
    • SS: #38 T. Scott
    • FS: #25 M. Johnson
    SUBSTITUTIONS
    • 5 Husted, 6 Barnhardt, 11 Weldon, 13 Milanovich, 23 Bouie, 29 Gant, 34 Thompson, 41 Brooks, 43 Johnson, 45 Legette, 47 Lynch, 50 Gooch, 51 Marts, 64 Diaz, 68 Crisman, 70 Odom, 78 Jones, 80 Harper, 86 Williams, 87 Silvan, 89 Ryans, 90 Maniecki, 91 Smith, 93 DuBose
    DID NOT PLAY
    • none.
    INACTIVE
    • 27 Austin, 54 Stephens, 62 Beckles, 72 Ahanotu, 82 Tate, 84 Thomas, 99 Sapp

    INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

    RUSHING
    • BUCCANEERS: Alstott 6-19, Dilfer 2-18, Brooks 4-17, Ellison 8-12, Thompson 8-8, Weldon 1-0.
    • LIONS: Sanders 20-125, Mitchell 4-1, Morton 2-(-6).
    PASSING
    • BUCCANEERS: Dilfer 34-14-176-2-0. Weldon 4-3-25-0-0, Milanovich 3-2-9-0-0.
    • LIONS: Mitchell 27-14-131-0-1.
    RECIEVING
    • BUCCANEERS: Hawkins 8-111, Harris 4-31, Alstott 2-23, Thompson 2-9, Ellison 1-20, Harper 1-11, Williams 1-5.
    • LIONS: Moore 8-84, Sanders 3-13, Sloan 2-22, Perriman 1-12.
    INTERCEPTIONS
    • BUCCANEERS: none.
    • LIONS: Raymond 1-24, Jeffries 1-0.
    KICK RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Silvan 3-59.
    • LIONS: Milburn 3-74.
    PUNT RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Silvan 6-50, Hawkins 0-0.
    • LIONS: Milburn 3-15.
    SACKS
    • BUCCANEERS: Culpepper 1-10, Mayhew 1-7, Curry 1-0.
    • LIONS: Scroggins 1-6, Elliss 1-4.

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