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Sunday, October 12, 1997 - Home Game

LOSS - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 09 Detroit Lions 27

Barry Sanders rushed for 215 yards, and Scott Mitchell passed for 222 yards as Detroit sailed over Tampa Bay by a score of 27–9. Sanders had rushing touchdowns of 80 yards and 82 yards respectively, the first time in NFL history a single player had two rushes of over 80 yards in a single game.

GAMEDAY BRIEF

  • WEATHER: Cloudy - 84°F. - Humidity 59% - Wind E.S.E. 10 mph Wind Chill 86°F.
  • OFFICALS
    • REFEREE: Ron Blum
    • UMPIRE: Bob Wagner
    • LINE JUDGE: Charles Stewart
    • SIDE JUDGE: Ron Liebsack
    • HEAD LINESMAN: Mark Hittner
    • BACK JUDGE: Al Jury
    • FIELD JUDGE: Kirk Dornan
    • REPLAY OFFICAL: not documented
    SCORING
    • BUCCANEERS: 08:44-1Q Husted FG25
    • LIONS: 04:39-1Q Sanders 80 run (Hanson kick)
    • BUCCANEERS: 03:01-1Q Dunn 59 pass from Dilfer (kick failed)
    • LIONS: 00:06-2Q Hanson FG34
    • LIONS: 05:43-3Q Sanders 82 run (Hanson kick)
    • LIONS: 12:28-4Q Hanson FG39
    • LIONS: 06:23-4Q Sanders 7 pass from Mitchell (Hanson kick)
    STARTERS OFFENSE
    • WR: #85 R. Anthony
    • LT: #74 P. Gruber
    • LG: #60 J. Pyne
    • C: #61 T. Mayberry
    • RG: #64 J. Diaz
    • RT: #70 J. Odom
    • TE: #80 J. Harris
    • WR: #88 H. Copeland
    • QB: #12 T. Dilfer
    • TE: #83 D. Moore
    • FB: #40 M. Alstott
    STARTERS DEFENSE
    • LE: #72 C. Ahanotu
    • LT: #77 B. Culpepper
    • UT: #99 W. Sapp
    • RE: #91 R. Upshaw
    • SLB: #59 R. Porter
    • 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, 7 Landeta, 22 Mincy, 23 Bouie, 28 Dunn, 29 Gant, 31 Young, 32 Rhett, 37 Ellison, 45 Legette, 51 Singleton, 52 Bellisari, 53 Quarles, 69 Pierson, 71 Wunsch, 73 Middleton, 75 Curry, 82 Hape, 84 Thomas, 86 Williams, 97 Jackson
    DID NOT PLAY
    • none.
    INACTIVE
    • 4 Walsh, 5 Husted, 7 Landeta, 22 Mincy, 23 Bouie, 28 Dunn, 29 Gant, 31 Young, 32 Rhett, 37 Ellison, 45 Legette, 51 Singleton, 52 Bellisari, 53 Quarles, 69 Pierson, 71 Wunsch, 73 Middleton, 75 Curry, 82 Hape, 84 Thomas, 86 Williams, 97 Jackson

    INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

    RUSHING
    • BUCCANEERS: Alstott 12-40, Dilfer 3-23, Dunn 10-9.
    • LIONS: Sanders 24-215, Vardell 4-30, Mitchell 3-7, Rivers 1-7, Schlesinger 1-0.
    PASSING
    • BUCCANEERS: Dilfer 31-17-237-2-1.
    • LIONS: Mitchell 20-16-222-0-1.
    RECIEVING
    • BUCCANEERS: Copeland 6-105, Dunn 3-71, Anthony 3-22, Williams 2-20, Harris 2-13, Thomas 1-6.
    • LIONS: Morton 7-66, Moore 5-120, Schlesinger 1-15, Sloan 1-11, Sanders 1-7, Metzelaars 1-3.
    INTERCEPTIONS
    • BUCCANEERS: none.
    • LIONS: Raymond 1-17, Bailey 1-0.
    KICK RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Anthony 2-75, Williams 2-1.
    • LIONS: none.
    PUNT RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Williams 4-23.
    • LIONS: Milburn 1-40.
    SACKS
    • BUCCANEERS: Sapp 1-13, Upshaw 1-10, Ahanotu 1-8, Culpepper 1-3.
    • LIONS: Porcher 1.5-10.5, Scroggins 0.5-4, Ellis 0.5-4, Waldroup 0.5-1.5

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