Steve Young, ineffective for three quarters of his National Football League debut, engineered a 10-point fourth-quarter rally to force overtime, and Donald Igwebuike kicked a 24-yard field goal with 2:29 left in the extra period to give the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a 19-16 victory over the Detroit Lions today.
The game-winning kick, Igwebuike's fourth field goal of the game, completed an 11-play, 56-yard drive that Young started at the Tampa Bay 38 after a Detroit punt with 9:38 to go.
The Tampa Bay place-kicker also made field goals of 33, 48 and 36 yards, the third with one minute left in regulation to complete the rally that forced overtime.
"It always feels good to win. That's the bottom line," said Young, a former Brigham Young star who played for the Los Angeles Express of the U.S. Football League. "There's a lot of little things that need to be worked on, but it was really exciting out there."
The victory improved Tampa Bay's record to 2-10 and extended the 6-6 Lions' losing streak on the road to six games since a season-opening triumph over Atlanta.