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Sunday, December 22, 1985 - Home Game

LOSS - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17 Green Bay Packers 20

Thanks to a missed Donald Igwebuike field goal attempt late in the fourth quarter, the Packers edged Tampa Bay in a game full of turnovers and errors.

David Greenwood fumbled the ball back to the Packers on a return of an intercepted Jim Zorn pass, a John Holt fumble recovery was called back due to an offside penalty, and Calvin Magee fumbled the ball back to the Packers on the first play following a Jeremiah Castille interception. Gerry Ellis fumbled the second-half kickoff for the Packers.

The Buccaneers' first touchdown was set up by a Mark Murphy pass interference penalty in the end zone. With a glut of aging quarterbacks, the Packers used the fourth quarter to get a look at Randy Wright, who led the team to their winning points.

Wide receiver Theo Bell, noted for his team leadership and for his contributions to the community, retired from a 10-year NFL career following the game.

GAMEDAY BRIEF

  • WEATHER: Sunny - 55°F. - Humidity 45% - Wind N. 5 mph Wind Chill 57°F.
  • OFFICALS
    • REFEREE: Bob Frederic
    • UMPIRE: John Keck
    • LINE JUDGE: Ron Blum
    • HEAD LINESMAN: Ligouri Hagerty
    • BACK JUDGE: Bill Swanson
    • FIELD JUDGE: Don Hakes
    • SIDE JUDGE: Duwayne Gandy
    SCORING
    • BUCCANEERS: 06:13-1Q Igwebuike FG33
    • PACKERS: 08:22-1Q Epps 30 run (Del Greco kick)
    • PACKERS: 06:09-2Q Wilder 1 run (Igwebuike kick)
    • PACKERS: 14:44-2Q Del Greco FG29
    • PACKERS: 12:16-3Q Del Greco FG40
    • PACKERS: 01:44-4Q Giles 3 pass from Young (Igwebuike kick)
    • PACKERS: 07:57-4Q Clark 6 run (Del Greco kick)
    STARTERS OFFENSE
    • WR: #89 K. House
    • LT: #66 G. Yarno
    • LG: #68 R. Mallory
    • C: #60 R. Grimes
    • RG: #62 S. Farrell
    • RT: #73 R. Heller
    • TE: #88 J. Giles
    • TE: #87 G. Carter
    • QB: #07 S. Young
    • FB: #86 C. Magee
    • TB: #32 J. Wilder
    STARTERS DEFENSE
    • LE: #78 J. Cannon
    • NT: #76 D. Logan
    • RE: #90 R. Holmes
    • LOLB: #54 E. Randle
    • LILB: #58 J. Davis
    • RILB: #56 C. Johnson
    • ROLB: #51 C. Washington
    • RCB: #21 J. Holt
    • LCB: #23 J. Castille
    • SS: #30 D. Greenwood
    • FS: #44 I. Sully
    SUBSTITUTIONS
    • 1 Igwebuike, 5 Garcia, 7 Risher, 20 Springs, 24 Prior, 26 Easmon, 31 Curry, 38 Peoples, 40 Armstrong, 50 Wilson, 55 D Johnson, 57 Browner, 64 Shearin, 67 Morgan, 71 Studaway, 72 Courson, 75 Lindstrom, 79 Kaplan, 80 Dunn, 83 T Bell, 85 Witte
    DID NOT PLAY
    • 17 DeBerg, 81 Verser
    INACTIVE
    • none.

    INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

    RUSHING
    • BUCCANEERS: Wilder 26-49, Young 7-40.
    • PACKERS: Ellerson 9-57, Epps 1-30, Ivery 7-20, Ellis 5-18, Clark 4-14, Zorn 1-1, Wright 3-(-1).
    PASSING
    • BUCCANEERS: Young 37-21-277-2-1.
    • PACKERS: Zorn 22-8-117-2-0, Wright 11-8-101-0-0.
    RECIEVING
    • BUCCANEERS: Magee 5-74, Carter 5-73, House 4-55, T.Bell 3-46, Giles 3-26, Wilder 1-3.
    • PACKERS: Lofton 6-95, Coffman 4-48, Ivery 3-36, Epps 1-19, Ellerson 1-11, Clark 1-9.
    INTERCEPTIONS
    • BUCCANEERS: Castille 1-11, Greenwood 1-3.
    • PACKERS: Douglass 1-46, Flynn 1-7.
    KICK RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Springs 3-52, Prior 1-14.
    • PACKERS: Epps 4-85.
    PUNT RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Prior 2-24.
    • PACKERS: Stanley 1-22, Flynn 0-0.
    SACKS
    • BUCCANEERS: Holmes 1-10, Washington 1-10, Greenwood 1-6.
    • PACKERS: Murphy 1-9, Johnson 1-6, Carreker 1-3, Scott 1-3.

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