Boyd’s 1997 NFL Replay Game 75 – Tampa Bay at Green Bay

Packers defense dominates in battle of unbeatens

A battle of unbeatens clashed Sunday afternoon as Tony Dungy brought his 5-0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers into historic Lambeau Field to face the 5-0 Green Bay Packers. The Packers defense showed why they were ranked #1 last season as they shut down Dungy’s rushing offense. The Pack held the Bucs to 23 yards on the ground on 18 carries. They also harassed Trent Dilfer sacking him 4 times and causing him to throw a pick.

On the flip side, the Packers controlled the football the entire day. They had a decisive time of possession advantage controlling the ball for 39:00 minutes of the action. Dorsey Levens slashed through the Bucs defense rushing for 118 yards on 22 carries. The Pack got 4 field goals from rookie kicker Ryan Longwell and they won 19-9.

Brett Favre threw for 184 yards on 44 passing attempts. He threw a TD pass to William Henderson.

Next week, the Packers will try to sweep the Bears and stay undefeated as they travel to Soldier Field on Sunday. The Buccaneers will try to get back on track taking on Detroit in the Silver Dome.

1997 Game 75 Stat

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