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Sunday, December 17, 1989 - Away Game

LOSS - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 07 Detroit Lions 33

Buccaneers quarterback Testaverde had to leave this game in the second quarter with an ankle injury and the Buccaneers were rail roaded in his absence.

With the risk of a shutout on the games final scrimage Mark Carrier scored during an unexpected hail-mary pass from Joe Ferguson with most of the Lions players already headed into the locker room.

GAMEDAY BRIEF

  • WEATHER: Indoors - 60°F. - Humidity 30% - Wind N.E. 0 mph Wind Chill 60°F.
  • OFFICALS
    • REFEREE: Matt Haggerty
    • UMPIRE: Taft Gereb
    • LINE JUDGE: Bob Baker
    • SIDE JUDGE: Gerald Cunningham
    • HEAD LINESMAN: Sid Semone
    • BACK JUDGE: Banks Williams
    • FIELD JUDGE: John Robinson
    • REPLAY OFFICAL: Groover Klamp
    SCORING
    • LIONS: 11:13-1Q Johnson 2 pass from Gagliano (Murray kick)
    • LIONS: 04:57-1Q Phillips 55 pass from Gagliano (Murray kick)
    • LIONS: 13:18-2Q Murray FG33
    • LIONS: 02:54-2Q Sanders 4 run (Murray kick)
    • LIONS: 09:09-3Q Murray FG43
    • LIONS: 01:45-4Q Igwebuike FG33
    • LIONS: 02:58-4Q Murray FG35
    • LIONS: 00:20-4Q Murray FG36
    • BUCCANEERS: 00:00-4Q Carrier 69 pass from Ferguson (Igwebuike kick)
    STARTERS OFFENSE
    • WR: #88 M. Carrier
    • LT: #74 P. Gruber
    • LG: #73 T. McHale
    • C: #60 R. Grimes
    • RG: #71 M. Cooper
    • RT: #72 R. Taylor
    • TE: #82 R. Hall
    • WR: #84 B. Hill
    • QB: #14 V. Testaverde
    • FB: #32 J. Wilder
    • RB: #34 L. Tate
    STARTERS DEFENSE
    • LE: #79 R. Davis
    • NT: #97 S. Lee
    • RE: #94 R. Goff
    • LOLB: #59 K. Murphy
    • LILB: #99 E. Marve
    • RILB: #54 E. Randle
    • ROLB: #57 W. Moss
    • LC: #29 R. Reynolds
    • RC: #22 R. Jones
    • SS: #30 M. Robinson
    • FS: #39 H. Hamilton
    SUBSTITUTIONS
    • 1 Igwebuike, 3 Carney, 5 Mohr, 12 Ferguson, 20 Harris, 24 Stamps, 25 Cocroft, 36 Futrell, 40 Elder, 41 Mitchell, 43 Howard, 51 Thomas, 56 Anno, 57 Najarian, 69 Bruhin, 70 Swayne, 77 Weston, 78 Cannon, 83 Peebles, 85 Walker, 86 Harris, 87 Drewrey
    DID NOT PLAY
    • 65 Graham
    INACTIVE
    • 75 Bax, 80 Pillow

    INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

    RUSHING
    • BUCCANEERS: Tate 7-18, Stamps 2-16, Testaverde 2-16, Wilder 1-11, Howard 2-2, Ferguson 1-(-1).
    • LIONS: Sanders 21-104, Gagliano 5-37, Painter 2-15, Paige 4-12, Long 3-2.
    PASSING
    • BUCCANEERS: Testaverde 8-4-18-1-0, Ferguson 18-7-161-3-1.
    • LIONS: Gagliano 33-19-192-1-2, Long 5-2-42-0-0.
    RECIEVING
    • BUCCANEERS: Carrier 4-131, Wilder 4-17, Howard 1-18, Tate 1-7, Hall 1-6.
    • LIONS: Phillips 10-115, Johnson 4-26, Clark 3-33, Ford 2-37, Stanley 1-15, Sanders 1-8.
    INTERCEPTIONS
    • BUCCANEERS: Elder 1-0.
    • LIONS: Crockett 1-5, Holmes 1-2, Taylor 1-0, Williams 1-0.
    KICK RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Elder 3-36, Stamps 3-30.
    • LIONS: Gray 1-37.
    PUNT RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Drewrey 3-45.
    • LIONS: Stanley-Gray 7-77.
    SACKS
    • BUCCANEERS: Moss 1.5-11, Robinson 1.5-11.
    • LIONS: Pete 1-10, Williams 1-5, Brooks 1-1, Cofer 1-0.

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