Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31 Detroit Lions 27
Sunday 4 October 1987 at the Silverdome
|DET||8:11-1Q||Grymes 36 pass from Hons (Prindle kick)|
|DET||4:16-1Q||King 9 fumble return (Prindle kick)|
|TB||14:49-2Q||Wright 15 pass from Hold (Tiffin kick)|
|TB||11:33-2Q||Tripoli 15 interception return (Tiffin kick)|
|DET||1:51-2Q||Truvillion 53 pass from Hons (Prindle kick)|
|TB||1:32-2Q||Streater 61 pass from Hold (Tiffin kick)|
|TB||2:17-3Q||Ricks 1 run (Tiffin kick)|
BUCS: Wright 21-67, Hold 3-18, Land 7-16, Ricks 6-10, Thomas 1-2..
LIONS: Edwards 13-28, Wester 12-46, Dollinger 5-16, Hons 1-11, Black 1-0.
BUCS: Reaves 8-2-16-0-0, Hold 15-6-102-0-2.
LIONS: Hons 26-10-201-3-2..
BUCS: Wright 4-29, Streater 1-61, Walls 1-13, Ricks 1-12, Holloway 1-3.
LIONS: Truvillion 4-99, Grymes 3-81, Wheeler 2-17, Dollinger 1-4.
BUCS: Tripoli 2-17, Gant 1-15.
BUCS: Walls 4-104, Wright 1-17, Gladman 1-16.
OPPONENTS: Hall 4-73, Bradley 2-42.
BUCS: Walls 4-12.
OPPONENTS: Bradley 5-30.
BUCS: Harris 1-9, Riggins 1-9, Montoute 1-8, Clark 1-8, McCallister 1-6.
OPPONENTS: Carr 1-12.
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Little over 10 minutes into the first replacement game, it looked like the alternative Bucs were facing a humiliating defeat trailing 17-0. But in front of the smallest crowd ever to watch a Tampa Bay game, 4,919, the Bucs came back thanks to a defense that forced five sacks, had three interceptions including one for a score that led to Paul Tripoli being named NFC Defensive Player of the Week.
Former Arena League QB Mike Hold threw two scores, one a 61-yard bomb to Eric Streater. The Lions closed to within four when Ray Criswell was tackled on an abortive punt, but they could get no closer than four points as the Bucs hung on to win.
|LT||64 Pumphery||LDE||90 Clark
|LG||62 Jordan||NT||76 Nordgren
|C||50 Pitcock||RDE||78 W Carter
|RG||60 O'Connor||LOLB||56 Montoute
|RT||68 Smith||LILB||53 McCallister
|TE||80 Holloway||RILB||54 Gant
|WR||89 Streater||ROLB||52 Teague
|WR||83 Walls||LCB||37 Walker
|FB||34 Wright||SS||40 Quinn
|RB||24 Land||FS||26 Tripoli
|QB||7 Reaves||RCB||31 Curry
|1 Tiffin, 5 Criswell, 11 Hold, 23 King, 29 Paige, 32 Gladman, 33 George, 36 Thomas, 47 Ricks, 51 Turpin, 59 Pennington, 66 Heffernan, 67 Harris, 70 Turner, 77 Brown, 82 Modesitt, 84 Jackson, 87 S Carter, 91 Jacobs, 94 Riggins, 98 Ramey||DID NOT PLAY
|72 Hunt, 73 Johnson||INACTIVE