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Sunday, December 3, 1995 - Away Game

LOSS - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17 Minnesota Vikings 31

The Buccaneers gave up 30 points for the second straight game after going 11 games without allowing more than 27. The Vikings' 452 yards of offense and 190 yards rushing were the most given up by the Buccaneers this season.

The Vikings had 351 yards of offense and with two plays left in the first quarter, the Vikings held a 14-0 lead and a 199-1 edge in total yardage. The Buccaneers cornerback intercepted two Moon passes. The Buccaneers offense was limited to 256 yards, with all but 83 of it coming in the second half. Buccaneers touchdowns were a result of running back Jerry Ellison (a 1-yard run) and receiver Alvin Harper (a 38-yard pass from Weldon).

GAMEDAY BRIEF

  • WEATHER: Indoor - 60°F. - Humidity 44% - Wind E. 0mph Wind Chill 60°F.
  • OFFICALS
    • REFEREE: Gary Lane
    • UMPIRE: Jeff Rice
    • LINE JUDGE: Bruce Maurer
    • SIDE JUDGE: Don Wedge
    • HEAD LINESMAN: Sanford Rivers
    • BACK JUDGE: Rob Carroll
    • FIELD JUDGE: Bobby Skelton
    • REPLAY OFFICIAL: not documented
    SCORING
    • VIKINGS: 06:46-1Q Lee 66 run (Reveiz kick)
    • VIKINGS: 02:16-1Q Carter 27 pass from Moon (Reveiz kick)
    • BUCCANEERS: 13:12-2Q Ellison 1 run (Husted kick)
    • VIKINGS: 09:26-2Q Carter 60 pass from Moon (Reveiz kick)
    • VIKINGS: 08:27-1Q Graham 23 run (Reveiz kick)
    • BUCCANEERS: 06:31-3Q Husted FG47
    • VIKINGS: 14:45-4Q Reveiz FG42
    • BUCCANEERS: 11:34-4Q Harper 38 pass from Weldon (Husted kick)
    STARTERS OFFENSE
    • WR: #82 A. Harper
    • LT: #74 P. Gruber
    • LG: #60 J. Pyne
    • C: #61 T. Mayberry
    • RG: #62 I. Beckles
    • RT: #69 P. Pierson
    • TE: #81 J. Harris
    • WR: #88 H. Copeland
    • QB: #12 T. Dilfer
    • RB: #32 E. Rhett
    • WR: #85 C. Hawkins
    STARTERS DEFENSE
    • LE: #72 C. Ahanotu
    • LT: #77 M. Wheeler
    • RT: #71 S. Dotson
    • RE: #75 E. Curry
    • MLB: #56 H. Nickerson
    • RLB: #55 D. Brooks
    • LCB: #35 M. Mayhew
    • RCB: #39 C. Dimry
    • DB: #45 T. Stargell
    • SS: #29 K. Gant
    • FS: #22 T. Everett
    SUBSTITUTIONS
    • 1 Roby, 5 Husted, 11 Weldon, 21 McGruder, 23 Bouie, 25 Johnson, 28 Buckley, 37 Ellison, 41 Edmonds, 51 Marts, 52 Rouse, 53 Brady, 54 Stephens, 67 Sullivan, 70 McRae, 73 Culpepper, 83 Moore, 86 Armstrong, 87 Thomas, 93 DuBose, 94 McIntosh, 99 Sapp
    DID NOT PLAY
    • 76 Dill
    INACTIVE
    • 15 Philcox, 26 Abraham, 38 Scott, 47 Lynch, 49 Saunders, 65 Ingram, 80 Dawsey, 91 Smith

    INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

    RUSHING
    • BUCCANEERS: Rhett 20-96, Ellison 2-(-6).
    • VIKINGS: Graham 16-98, Lee 8-90, Evans 2-6, Moon 3-2, Phillips 1-0, Johnson 1-(-1), Palmer 1-(-5).
    PASSING
    • BUCCANEERS: Dilfer 18-9-148-1-0, Weldon 13-6-75-0-1.
    • VIKINGS: Moon 32-20-272-2-2.
    RECIEVING
    • BUCCANEERS: Copeland 5-60, J Harris 4-47, Harper 1-38, Armstrong 1-29, Thomas 1-24, Moore 1-20, Edmonds 1-8, Rhett1-(-3).
    • VIKINGS: Carter 6-136, Lee 4-50, Reed 3-47, Jordan 3-14, Ismail 2-11, Graham 1-11, Gerak 1-3.
    INTERCEPTIONS
    • BUCCANEERS: Mayhew 2-26.
    • VIKINGS: Thomas 1-23.
    KICK RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Ellison 3-64, Edmonds 3-60.
    • VIKINGS: Lee 2-33, Ismail 1-23.
    PUNT RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: none.
    • VIKINGS: Palmer 4-28.
    SACKS
    • BUCCANEERS: Brooks 1-10, Culpepper 1-1
    • VIKINGS: Thomas 2.5-15.5, Harrison 2-15, Harris 1-10, Randle 1-7, Alexander 1-6, McDaniel 0.5-3.5.

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