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Sunday, December 13, 1987 - Home Game

LOSS - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 Detroit Lions 20

The Lions rushed for 190 yards, while holding the Buccaneers to only 47.

Lions quarterback Chuck Long was 12 of 23 for 108 yards and a touchdown, while Testaverde was 20–39 for 262 yards and a touchdown. The Lions intercepted Testaverde once and sacked him four times, as they broke a four-game losing streak.

Testaverde was lucky that it was not worse, as three of his potential turnovers were called back due to Lions penalties. On another two occasions, balls that bounced off of his receivers' fingertips wound up caught by other Buccaneer receivers.

GAMEDAY BRIEF

  • WEATHER: Cloudy - 76°F. - Humidity 62% - Wind E.S.E. 10 mph Wind Chill 77°F.
  • OFFICALS
    • REFEREE: Tom Dooley
    • UMPIRE: Bob Boylston
    • LINE JUDGE: Boyce Smith
    • HEAD LINESMAN: Ed Marion
    • BACK JUDGE: Jimmy Rosser
    • FIELD JUDGE: Johnny Grier
    • SIDE JUDGE: Gil Mace
    SCORING
    • LIONS: 08:31-1Q Mandley 8 pass from Long (Murray kick)
    • BUCCANEERS: 07:30-2Q Igwebuike FG44
    • LIONS: 14:14-2Q Murray FG24
    • LIONS: 12:18-3Q Murray FG37
    • LIONS: 07:13-3Q Ellerson 6 run (Murray kick)
    • BUCCANEERS: 08:22-4Q Hill 28 pass from Testaverde (Igwebuike kick)
    STARTERS OFFENSE
    • WR: #89 M. Carrier
    • LT: #73 R. Heller
    • LG: #66 G. Yarno
    • C: #60 R. Grimes
    • RG: #68 R. Mallory
    • RT: #77 J. Maarleveld
    • TE: #82 R. Hall
    • WR: #87 G. Carter
    • QB: #14 V. Testaverde
    • FB: #32 J. Wilder
    • RB: #35 J. Smith
    STARTERS DEFENSE
    • LE: #78 J. Cannon
    • NT: #94 M. Strensrud
    • RE: #70 H. Swayne
    • LOLB: #56 J. Walker
    • LILB: #58 J. Davis
    • RILB: #54 E. Randle
    • ROLB: #51 C. Washington
    • LC: #29 R. Reynolds
    • RC: #22 R. Jones
    • SS: #33 B. Kemp
    • FS: #28 R. Isom
    SUBSTITUTIONS
    • 1 Igwebuike, 5 Garcia, 17 DeBerg, 23 Anderson, 24 Tripoli, 25 Howard, 36 Futrell, 37 Hunter, 42 Bartalo, 50 Turk, 52 Brantley, 57 Moss, 59 Murphy, 71 Cooper, 79 Goode, 83 Miller, 84 Hill, 85 G.Taylor, 90 Holmes, 91 Gant, 93 Sileo, 99 McHale
    DID NOT PLAY
    • 86 Magee
    INACTIVE
    • 11 Shula, 31 Gordon, 38 Evans, 81 Freeman, 95 Jarvis

    INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

    RUSHING
    • BUCCANEERS: Hunter 6-30, Wilder 4-14, Smith 3-3, Testaverde 1-0.
    • LIONS: James 18-67, Woolfolk 5-59, Jones 14-40, Ellerson 9-19, Long 4-5.
    PASSING
    • BUCCANEERS: Testaverde 39-20-262-1-1.
    • LIONS: Long 23-12-108-0-1.
    RECIEVING
    • BUCCANEERS: Hill 5-86, Carter 4-78, Hall 4-34, Carrier 2-35, Howard 2-18, Hunter 2-4, Smith 1-7.
    • LIONS: Lee 3-36, Jones 3-24, Rubick 2-22, Mandley 2-18, James 2-8.
    INTERCEPTIONS
    • BUCCANEERS: none.
    • LIONS: Williams 1-48.
    KICK RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Futrell 4-86, Hill 1-8.
    • LIONS: Lee 2-47, Saleamua 1-18.
    PUNT RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Futrell 1-0
    • LIONS: Mandley 3-23.
    SACKS
    • BUCCANEERS: none.
    • LIONS: Cofer 2-25, J.Williams 1-11, E.Williams 1-10.

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