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1985 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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2-14-0, Finished 5th in NFC Central Division  · 1985 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -7.4, Offense: -1.9, Defense: -5.5, SoS: 2.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 294 points (18.4/g), 21st of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 448 points (28.0/g), 27th.
 Differential of -154 points (-9.6/g), 26th.  Expected W-L: 4.3-11.7.

Coach: Leeman Bennett (2-14-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Jimmy Raye
 Defensive Coordinator: Doug Shivley

Stadium: Tampa Stadium
 Training Camp: One Buc Place / Buccaneer Place (Tampa, Florida)

Team Info

Owner/President Hugh Culverhouse
General Manager/Assistant to the President Phil Krueger
Defensive Alignment 3-4

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 294 4766 982 4.9 48 22 34 291 269 508 3122 22 26 5.7 162 434 1644 11 3.8 95
Team Defense 448 6108 1087 5.6 40 22 20 351 318 505 3678 18 18 6.8 185 547 2430 28 4.4 146
Lg Rank Offense 21 23 26 27 20 17 17 11 22 17 21 21 23 20
Lg Rank Defense 27 26 11 3 25 12 25 6 19 28 24 25 28 25

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 8 boxscore L 0-1 @ Chicago Bears 28 38 17 307 141 166 2 27 436 251 185 3
2 Sun September 15 boxscore L 0-2 Minnesota Vikings 16 31 22 349 234 115 5 18 262 183 79 2
3 Sun September 22 boxscore L 0-3 @ New Orleans Saints 13 20 20 334 220 114 3 18 338 226 112 2
4 Sun September 29 boxscore L 0-4 @ Detroit Lions 9 30 19 277 158 119 4 18 315 221 94 1
5 Sun October 6 boxscore L 0-5 Chicago Bears 19 27 19 373 346 27 3 22 433 286 147 3
6 Sun October 13 boxscore L 0-6 Los Angeles Rams 27 31 15 210 151 59 5 14 282 148 134 4
7 Sun October 20 boxscore L 0-7 @ Miami Dolphins 38 41 24 476 365 111 1 30 446 302 144 2
8 Sun October 27 boxscore L 0-8 New England Patriots 14 32 14 209 130 79 2 18 420 223 197 2
9 Sun November 3 boxscore L 0-9 @ New York Giants 20 22 20 316 228 88 1 23 342 167 175
10 Sun November 10 boxscore W 1-9 St. Louis Cardinals 16 0 16 306 182 124 2 17 279 184 95 3
11 Sun November 17 boxscore L 1-10 @ New York Jets 28 62 15 212 190 22 5 35 581 379 202 3
12 Sun November 24 boxscore W OT 2-10 Detroit Lions 19 16 23 288 119 169 16 273 200 73 1
13 Sun December 1 boxscore L 2-11 @ Green Bay Packers 0 21 5 65 11 54 1 31 512 280 232 4
14 Sun December 8 boxscore L 2-12 @ Minnesota Vikings 7 26 17 327 176 151 6 23 474 309 165 5
15 Sun December 15 boxscore L 2-13 Indianapolis Colts 23 31 23 387 230 157 4 23 384 127 257 1
16 Sun December 22 boxscore L 2-14 Green Bay Packers 17 20 22 330 241 89 4 18 331 192 139 4

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
17 Steve DeBerg 31 QB 11 11 1-10-0 197 370 53.2% 2488 19 5.1 18 4.9 57 6.7 5.6 12.6 226.2 71.3 19 143 6.03 4.92 4.9
8 Steve Young 24 qb 5 5 1-4-0 72 138 52.2% 935 3 2.2 8 5.8 59 6.8 4.6 13.0 187.0 56.9 21 158 4.89 3.00 13.2 1 1
Team Total 26.0 16 2-14-0 269 508 53.0% 3423 22 4.3 26 5.1 59 6.7 5.3 12.7 213.9 67.4 40 301 5.70 4.36 7.3 1 1
Opp Total 16 318 505 63.0% 3955 18 3.6 18 3.6 7.8 6.94 12.4 247.2 84.2 35 277 6.8 6.0 6.5

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
32 James Wilder 27 RB 16 16 365 1300 10 28 3.6 81.3 22.8 53 341 6.4 0 20 3.3 21.3 1641 10 9
8 Steve Young 24 qb 5 5 40 233 1 20 5.8 46.6 8.0 233 1 4
20 Ron Springs 29 12 0 16 54 0 11 3.4 4.5 1.3 3 44 14.7 0 22 0.3 3.7 98 0 0
17 Steve DeBerg 31 QB 11 11 9 28 0 13 3.1 2.5 0.8 28 0 3
40 Adger Armstrong 28 16 0 2 6 0 8 3.0 0.4 0.1 2 4 2.0 1 3 0.1 0.3 10 1 0
87 Gerald Carter 28 WR 16 16 1 13 0 13 13.0 0.8 0.1 40 557 13.9 3 40 2.5 34.8 570 3 1
7 Alan Risher 24 16 0 1 10 0 10 10.0 0.6 0.1 10 0 0
89 Kevin House 28 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 44 803 18.3 5 59 2.8 50.2 803 5 0
82 Jerry Bell 26 TE 9 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 43 496 11.5 2 27 4.8 55.1 496 2 2
88 Jimmie Giles* 31 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 43 673 15.7 8 44 2.7 42.1 673 8 3
86 Calvin Magee 22 te 16 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 26 288 11.1 3 35 1.6 18.0 288 3 1
83 Theo Bell 32 15 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 12 189 15.8 0 24 0.8 12.6 189 0 0
85 Mark Witte 26 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 28 9.3 0 13 0.2 1.8 28 0 0
Team Total 26.0 16 434 1644 11 28 3.8 102.8 27.1 269 3423 12.7 22 59 16.8 213.9 5067 33 37
Opp Total 16 547 2430 28 4.4 151.9 34.2 318 3678 11.6 18 19.9 229.9 6108 46 37

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
81 Phil Freeman 23 KR 14 0 48 1085 0 58 22.6 1085
29 Leon Bright 30 8 0 12 124 0 29 10.3 11 213 0 47 19.4 337
24 Mike Prior 22 PR 16 0 13 105 0 19 8.1 10 131 0 27 13.1 236
20 Ron Springs 29 12 0 5 112 0 34 22.4 210
84 David Verser 27 1 0 4 61 0 18 15.3 61
86 Calvin Magee 22 te 16 7 2 20 0 15 10.0 308
Team Total 26.0 16 25 229 0 29 9.2 80 1622 0 58 20.3 6918
Opp Total 16 47 519 0 11.0 51 1187 0 23.3

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
5 Frank Garcia 28 P 16 0 77 3233 61 2 42.0
1 Donald Igwebuike 25 K 16 0 1 1 5 5 10 8 10 5 6 3 32 22 68.8%% 32 30 93.8%%
Team Total 26.0 16 1 1 5 5 10 8 10 5 6 3 32 22 68.8%% 32 30 93.8%% 77 3233 61 2 42.0
Opp Total 16 43 32 74.4%% 50 50 100.0%% 59 2620 44.4

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
24 Mike Prior 22 PR 16 0 0 4 3 0 0 4 0
30 David Greenwood 25 SS 16 9 3.0 5 15 0 7 0 0 2 1 9 0
23 Jeremiah Castille 24 LCB 16 16 7 49 0 20 0 0 1 2 0 0
32 James Wilder 27 RB 16 16 0 9 1 0 0
78 John Cannon 25 LDE 16 16 4.5 0 0 3 0 0
76 David Logan 29 NT 16 16 6.5 0 0 1 2 0
90 Ron Holmes 22 RDE 16 14 4.5 0 0 2 0 0
67 Karl Morgan 24 16 0 4.0 0 0 2 0 0
58 Jeff Davis 25 LILB 16 16 2.5 1 22 0 22 0 0 0 2 0 0
8 Steve Young 24 qb 5 5 0 4 1 -1 0
57 Keith Browner 23 lolb 16 5 1.5 1 25 0 25 0 0 1 1 0 0
29 Leon Bright 30 8 0 0 4 0 0 0
54 Ervin Randle 23 LOLB 16 7 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
17 Steve DeBerg 31 QB 11 11 0 3 0 0 0
88 Jimmie Giles* 31 TE 16 16 0 3 0 0 0
21 John Holt 26 RCB 16 16 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0
56 Cecil Johnson 30 lb 16 2 1.0 1 12 0 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
51 Chris Washington 23 lolb/ROLB 16 16 2.0 0 0 1 0 0
53 Hugh Green 26 rolb 5 5 2.5
82 Jerry Bell 26 TE 9 9 0 2 0 0 0
44 Ivory Sully 28 FS 16 16 1 20 0 20 0 0 0 1 0 0
40 Adger Armstrong 28 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
87 Gerald Carter 28 WR 16 16 0 1 0 0 0
72 Steve Courson 30 LG 16 13 0 0 1 2 0
31 Craig Curry 24 ss 16 7 1.0
65 Don Fielder 26 11 0 1.0
81 Phil Freeman 23 KR 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
89 Kevin House 28 WR 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
71 Chris Lindstrom 25 de 15 2 0 0 1 0 0
86 Calvin Magee 22 te 16 7 0 1 0 0 0
84 David Verser 27 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
85 Mark Witte 26 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.0 16 35.0 18 146 0 25 0 0 37 31 12 0 4 0
Opp Total 16 40 37 15 1

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1 Donald Igwebuike 25 K 16 0 30 22 96
32 James Wilder 27 RB 16 16 10 10 60
88 Jimmie Giles* 31 TE 16 16 8 8 48
89 Kevin House 28 WR 16 16 5 5 30
87 Gerald Carter 28 WR 16 16 3 3 18
86 Calvin Magee 22 te 16 7 3 3 18
82 Jerry Bell 26 TE 9 9 2 2 12
40 Adger Armstrong 28 16 0 1 1 6
8 Steve Young 24 qb 5 5 1 1 6
Team Total 26.0 16 11 22 33 30 22 294
Opp Total 16 28 18 4 50 32 1 448

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1985-09-08 @ CHI L, 28-38 1 1 pass Calvin Magee 1 yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Donald Igwebuike kick)
2 1985-09-08 @ CHI L, 28-38 1 44 pass Kevin House 44 yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Donald Igwebuike kick)
3 1985-09-08 @ CHI L, 28-38 2 11 pass Jerry Bell 11 yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Donald Igwebuike kick)
4 1985-09-08 @ CHI L, 28-38 2 3 rush James Wilder 3 yard rush (Donald Igwebuike kick)
5 1985-09-15 MIN L, 16-31 3 1 rush James Wilder 1 yard rush (Donald Igwebuike kick)
6 1985-09-15 MIN L, 16-31 4 12 pass Jerry Bell 12 yard pass from Steve DeBerg
7 1985-09-22 @ NOR L, 13-20 4 22 pass Gerald Carter 22 yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Donald Igwebuike kick)
8 1985-10-06 CHI L, 19-27 2 21 pass Kevin House 21 yard pass from Steve DeBerg
9 1985-10-06 CHI L, 19-27 4 25 pass Gerald Carter 25 yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Donald Igwebuike kick)
10 1985-10-13 RAM L, 27-31 1 1 rush James Wilder 1 yard rush (Donald Igwebuike kick)
11 1985-10-13 RAM L, 27-31 2 17 pass Kevin House 17 yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Donald Igwebuike kick)
12 1985-10-13 RAM L, 27-31 4 13 pass Gerald Carter 13 yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Donald Igwebuike kick)
13 1985-10-20 @ MIA L, 38-41 2 10 rush James Wilder 10 yard rush (Donald Igwebuike kick)
14 1985-10-20 @ MIA L, 38-41 2 15 pass Jimmie Giles 15 yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Donald Igwebuike kick)
15 1985-10-20 @ MIA L, 38-41 3 39 pass Jimmie Giles 39 yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Donald Igwebuike kick)
16 1985-10-20 @ MIA L, 38-41 4 7 pass Jimmie Giles 7 yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Donald Igwebuike kick)
17 1985-10-20 @ MIA L, 38-41 4 16 pass Jimmie Giles 16 yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Donald Igwebuike kick)
18 1985-10-27 NWE L, 14-32 1 16 pass Jimmie Giles 16 yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Donald Igwebuike kick)
19 1985-10-27 NWE L, 14-32 1 1 rush James Wilder 1 yard rush (Donald Igwebuike kick)
20 1985-11-03 @ NYG L, 20-22 2 25 pass Jimmie Giles 25 yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Donald Igwebuike kick)
21 1985-11-03 @ NYG L, 20-22 4 1 pass Jimmie Giles 1 yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Donald Igwebuike kick)
22 1985-11-10 STL W, 16-0 2 1 pass Adger Armstrong 1 yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Donald Igwebuike kick)
23 1985-11-17 @ NYJ L, 28-62 1 39 pass Kevin House 39 yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Donald Igwebuike kick)
24 1985-11-17 @ NYJ L, 28-62 1 7 pass Calvin Magee 7 yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Donald Igwebuike kick)
25 1985-11-17 @ NYJ L, 28-62 2 2 rush James Wilder 2 yard rush (Donald Igwebuike kick)
26 1985-11-17 @ NYJ L, 28-62 3 1 rush James Wilder 1 yard rush (Donald Igwebuike kick)
27 1985-11-24 DET W, 19-16 4 6 rush James Wilder 6 yard rush (Donald Igwebuike kick)
28 1985-12-08 @ MIN L, 7-26 3 7 pass Calvin Magee 7 yard pass from Steve Young (Donald Igwebuike kick)
29 1985-12-15 IND L, 23-31 1 9 rush James Wilder 9 yard rush (Donald Igwebuike kick)
30 1985-12-15 IND L, 23-31 2 44 pass Kevin House 44 yard pass from Steve Young (Donald Igwebuike kick)
31 1985-12-15 IND L, 23-31 4 1 rush Steve Young 1 yard rush
32 1985-12-22 GNB L, 17-20 2 1 rush James Wilder 1 yard rush (Donald Igwebuike kick)
33 1985-12-22 GNB L, 17-20 4 3 pass Jimmie Giles 3 yard pass from Steve Young (Donald Igwebuike kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1985-09-08 @ CHI W, 38-28 1 21 pass Dennis McKinnon 21 yard pass from Jim McMahon (Kevin Butler kick)
2 1985-09-08 @ CHI W, 38-28 2 1 rush Jim McMahon 1 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
3 1985-09-08 @ CHI W, 38-28 3 29 interception Leslie Frazier 29 yard interception return (Kevin Butler kick)
4 1985-09-08 @ CHI W, 38-28 3 9 pass Matt Suhey 9 yard pass from Jim McMahon (Kevin Butler kick)
5 1985-09-08 @ CHI W, 38-28 4 1 rush Jim McMahon 1 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
6 1985-09-15 MIN W, 31-16 1 2 rush Allen Rice 2 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
7 1985-09-15 MIN W, 31-16 2 15 interception Joey Browner 15 yard interception return (Jan Stenerud kick)
8 1985-09-15 MIN W, 31-16 3 1 rush Alfred Anderson 1 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
9 1985-09-15 MIN W, 31-16 4 54 pass Ted Brown 54 yard pass from Tommy Kramer (Jan Stenerud kick)
10 1985-09-22 @ NOR W, 20-13 1 23 pass Larry Hardy 23 yard pass from Dave Wilson (Morten Andersen kick)
11 1985-09-22 @ NOR W, 20-13 2 3 pass Hoby Brenner 3 yard pass from Dave Wilson (Morten Andersen kick)
12 1985-09-29 @ DET W, 30-9 2 4 pass Mark Nichols 4 yard pass from Eric Hipple (Eddie Murray kick)
13 1985-09-29 @ DET W, 30-9 4 9 pass Mark Nichols 9 yard pass from Eric Hipple (Eddie Murray kick)
14 1985-09-29 @ DET W, 30-9 4 1 rush Eric Hipple 1 yard rush (Eddie Murray kick)
15 1985-10-06 CHI W, 27-19 3 21 pass Dennis McKinnon 21 yard pass from Jim McMahon (Kevin Butler kick)
16 1985-10-06 CHI W, 27-19 4 4 rush Walter Payton 4 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
17 1985-10-06 CHI W, 27-19 4 9 rush Walter Payton 9 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
18 1985-10-13 RAM W, 31-27 2 23 pass Bobby Duckworth 23 yard pass from Dieter Brock (Mike Lansford kick)
19 1985-10-13 RAM W, 31-27 2 6 rush Eric Dickerson 6 yard rush (Mike Lansford kick)
20 1985-10-13 RAM W, 31-27 3 33 interception Carl Ekern 33 yard interception return (Mike Lansford kick)
21 1985-10-13 RAM W, 31-27 4 34 interception LeRoy Irvin 34 yard interception return (Mike Lansford kick)
22 1985-10-20 @ MIA W, 41-38 1 16 pass Nat Moore 16 yard pass from Dan Marino (Fuad Reveiz kick)
23 1985-10-20 @ MIA W, 41-38 1 4 pass Jim Jensen 4 yard pass from Dan Marino (Fuad Reveiz kick)
24 1985-10-20 @ MIA W, 41-38 2 1 rush Ron Davenport 1 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)
25 1985-10-20 @ MIA W, 41-38 3 1 rush Tony Nathan 1 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)
26 1985-10-20 @ MIA W, 41-38 3 3 pass Bruce Hardy 3 yard pass from Dan Marino (Fuad Reveiz kick)
27 1985-10-27 NWE W, 32-14 2 11 pass Tony Collins 11 yard pass from Craig James (Tony Franklin kick)
28 1985-10-27 NWE W, 32-14 4 8 rush Craig James 8 yard rush (Tony Franklin kick)
29 1985-10-27 NWE W, 32-14 4 22 rush Craig James 22 yard rush (Tony Franklin kick)
30 1985-11-03 @ NYG W, 22-20 3 3 rush Joe Morris 3 yard rush (Eric Schubert kick)
31 1985-11-17 @ NYJ W, 62-28 1 2 rush Johnny Hector 2 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
32 1985-11-17 @ NYJ W, 62-28 1 22 pass Wesley Walker 22 yard pass from Ken O'Brien (Pat Leahy kick)
33 1985-11-17 @ NYJ W, 62-28 2 11 pass Mickey Shuler 11 yard pass from Ken O'Brien (Pat Leahy kick)
34 1985-11-17 @ NYJ W, 62-28 2 10 pass Mickey Shuler 10 yard pass from Ken O'Brien (Pat Leahy kick)
35 1985-11-17 @ NYJ W, 62-28 2 8 pass Mickey Shuler 8 yard pass from Ken O'Brien (Pat Leahy kick)
36 1985-11-17 @ NYJ W, 62-28 3 78 pass Al Toon 78 yard pass from Ken O'Brien (Pat Leahy kick)
37 1985-11-17 @ NYJ W, 62-28 3 7 rush Johnny Hector 7 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
38 1985-11-17 @ NYJ W, 62-28 4 1 rush Tony Paige 1 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
39 1985-11-24 DET L, 16-19 2 1 rush James Jones 1 yard rush (Eddie Murray kick)
40 1985-12-01 @ GNB W, 21-0 2 1 rush Lynn Dickey 1 yard rush (Al Del Greco kick)
41 1985-12-01 @ GNB W, 21-0 3 35 rush Gerry Ellis 35 yard rush (Al Del Greco kick)
42 1985-12-01 @ GNB W, 21-0 4 3 rush Jessie Clark 3 yard rush (Al Del Greco kick)
43 1985-12-08 @ MIN W, 26-7 2 1 rush Darrin Nelson 1 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
44 1985-12-08 @ MIN W, 26-7 4 8 rush Ted Brown 8 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
45 1985-12-15 IND W, 31-23 1 7 rush George Wonsley 7 yard rush (Raul Allegre kick)
46 1985-12-15 IND W, 31-23 2 3 rush George Wonsley 3 yard rush (Raul Allegre kick)
47 1985-12-15 IND W, 31-23 4 3 rush Mike Pagel 3 yard rush (Raul Allegre kick)
48 1985-12-15 IND W, 31-23 4 26 rush Albert Bentley 26 yard rush (Raul Allegre kick)
49 1985-12-22 GNB W, 20-17 1 30 rush Phil Epps 30 yard rush (Al Del Greco kick)
50 1985-12-22 GNB W, 20-17 4 6 rush Jessie Clark 6 yard rush (Al Del Greco kick)