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.
- 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
- 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)
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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).
- BUCCANEERS: Young 37-21-277-2-1.
- PACKERS: Zorn 22-8-117-2-0, Wright 11-8-101-0-0.
- 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.
- BUCCANEERS: Castille 1-11, Greenwood 1-3.
- PACKERS: Douglass 1-46, Flynn 1-7.
- BUCCANEERS: Springs 3-52, Prior 1-14.
- PACKERS: Epps 4-85.
- BUCCANEERS: Prior 2-24.
- PACKERS: Stanley 1-22, Flynn 0-0.
- BUCCANEERS: Holmes 1-10, Washington 1-10, Greenwood 1-6.
- PACKERS: Murphy 1-9, Johnson 1-6, Carreker 1-3, Scott 1-3.