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Sunday September 22, 1985 - Away Game

LOSS - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13 New Orleans Saints 20

Preparing for a matchup between two 0–2 teams, a New Orleans radio station invited a voodoo priestess to hold an on-air ritual to remove the hex that had prevented the team from having a winning season in any of its 18 years.

Three New Orleans offensive linemen suffered injuries in a 12-minute span, but Dave Wilson was still able to pass for 246 yards, and touchdowns to tight ends Hoby Brenner and Larry Hardy. Morten Andersen contributed two field goals, while Terry Hoage forced a James Wilder fumble and intercepted a Steve DeBerg pass. Wilder's 114 yards left him as the NFL's leading rusher, and through three games the only Buccaneer running back with a carry.

Jerry Bell had his best receiving game as a pro but the Buccaneerss could get no closer than seven points on Steve DeBerg's 4th quarter TD pass to Gerald Carter.

GAMEDAY BRIEF

  • WEATHER: Clear - 85°F. - Humidity 64% - Wind E. 8 mph Wind Chill 65°F.
  • OFFICALS
    • REFEREE: Jim Tunney
    • UMPIRE: Tom Hensley
    • HEAD LINESMAN: Sid Semon
    • LINE JUDGE: Boyce Smith
    • SIDE JUDGE: Gil Mace
    • BACK JUDGE: Jim Kearney
    • FIELD JUDGE: Ron Spitler
    SCORING
    • SAINTS: 4:07-1Q Hardy 23 pass from DWilson (Andersen kick)
    • BUCCANEERS: 13:34-2Q Igwebuike FG38
    • SAINTS: 8:38-2Q Brenner 3 pass from DWilson (Andersen kick)
    • BUCCANEERS: 1:49-2Q Igwebuike FG51
    • SAINTS: 0:41-3Q Andersen FG37
    • SAINTS: 4:04-3Q Andersen FG40
    • BUCCANEERS: 1:01-4Q Carter 22 pass from DeBerg (Igwebuike kick)
    STARTERS OFFENSE
    • WR: #89 K. House
    • LT: #66 G. Yarno
    • LG: #72 S. Courson
    • C: #60 R. Grimes
    • RG: #62 S. Farrell
    • RT: #73 R. Heller
    • TE: #88 J. Giles
    • WR: #87 G. Carter
    • QB: #17 S. DeBerg
    • FB: #82 J. Bell
    • TB: #32 J. Wilder
    STARTERS DEFENSE
    • LE: #78 J. Cannon
    • NG: #776 D. Logan
    • RE: #90 R. Holmes
    • LOLB: #51 C. Washington
    • LILB: #58 J. Davis
    • RILB: #52 S. Brantley
    • ROLB: #53 H. Green
    • LC: #23 J. Castille
    • RC: #21 J. Holt
    • SS: #30 D. Greenwood
    • FS: #44 Ivory Sully
    SUBSTITUTIONS
    • 1 Igwebuike, 5 Garcia, 7 Risher, 20 Springs, 24 Prior, 29 Bright, 31 Curry, 40 Armstrong, 47 Dombrowski, 54 Randle, 56 Johnson, 57 Browner, 65 Fielder, 67 Morgan, 68 Mallory, 79 Kaplan, 81 Freeman, 83 T Bell, 85 Witte, 86 Magee,
    DID NOT PLAY

    • 8 Young, 74 Sanders, 75 Lindstrom
    INACTIVE
    • none

    INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

    RUSHING
    • BUCCANEERS: Wilder 26-114.
    • SAINTS: Gajan 18-67, Campbell 14-47, W.Wilson 2-4, D.Wilson 4-(-6).
    PASSING
    • BUCCANEERS: DeBerg 44-22-252-2-1.
    • SAINTS: D.Wilson 25-16-246-0-2.
    RECIEVING
    • BUCCANEERS: J.Bell 8-89, Wilder 6-40, Witte 3-28, T.Bell 2-45, Carter 2-40, House 1-10.
    • SAINTS: Brenner 4-54, Martin 4-53, Goodlow 3-80, Gajan 2-12, Hardy 1-23, Campbell 1-14, Scott 1-10.
    INTERCEPTIONS
    • BUCCANEERS: none
    • SAINTS: Hoage 1-21, Wattelet 1-0.
    KICK RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Freeman 2-41, Bright 1-21.
    • SAINTS: Martin 1-51, Anthony 1-20.
    PUNT RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Bright 2-17.
    • SAINTS: Martin 3-27.
    SACKS
    • BUCCANEERS: Jackson 2-18, Paul 2-14.
    • SAINTS: Greenwood 1-11, Green 1-9.

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