Tampa Bay Buccaneers 22 Minnesota Vikings 23
Sunday 25 November 1979 at Tampa Stadium
|TB||9:39-1Q ||Bell 2 run (kick blocked) |
|TB||13:23-2Q ||O'Donoghue FG20 |
|MIN||1:48-2Q || LeCount 26 pass from Kramer (Danmeier kick) |
|MIN||0:20-2Q || Rashad 32 pass from Kramer (Danmeier kick) |
|MIN||13:45-3Q ||Danmeier FG44 |
|TB||9:03-3Q ||Davis 16 run (O'Donoghue kick) |
|MIN||3:12-3Q ||Young 3 pass from Kramer (kick failed) |
|TB||0:19-4Q || Williams 13 run (kick blocked) |
BUCS: Bell 28-101, J.Davis 8-43, Williams 6-39.
VIKINGS: Brown 12-52, Young 10-45, White 1-6, McClanahan 1-4, Miller 2-2, Kramer 3-(-1).
BUCS: Williams 38-19-242-0-0.
VIKINGS: Kramer 26-15-158-0-3.
BUCS: Owens 4-66, Bell 4-43, Mucker 3-48, Hagins 3-37, Giles 1-28, Obradovich 2-24, J.Davis 1-3, Eckwood 1-(-7).
VIKINGS: Rashad 6-93, Brown 4-13, Tucker 2-17, Young 2-9, LeCount 1-26.
BUCS: Ragsdale 5-113.
OPPONENTS: Edwards 3-132.
BUCS: Reece 2-2.
OPPONENTS: Edwards 3-8.
|GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS|
|Click here for the gamebook and the play-by-play |
|Click here for Jim Selman's report on the game|
|Click here for Tom McEwen's morning-after column|
|Click here for then Florida-Governor Bob Graham's special article|
With a chance to clinch a playoff berth, the old Bucs returned to haunt the 1979 version as they managed to miss three short kicks including two extra points, and a punt, in losing by a single point to division rival Minnesota. |
The Bucs gained 425 yards in offense, their most ever, and Ricky Bell went over the 1,000-yard rushing mark but it was all to no avail.
||LILB||58 Selmon |
|6 O'Donoghue, 16 Blanchard, 23 Ragsdale, 25 Jordan, 27 T Davis, 36 Berns, 38 J Davis, 43 Eckwood, 44 Cesare, 46 Reece, 51 Nafziger, 53 Bonness, 66 Yarno, 69 Austin, 70 Carlton, 74 Sanders, 76 Logan, 77 Kollar, 79 Lewis, 84 Jones, 87 Mucker||DID NOT PLAY
| 14 Fusina, 15 Rae||INACTIVE