INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Williams 11-39, McNeill 4-37, Carter 12-25, Spurrier 1-1. BROWNS: Miller 14-49, G.Pruitt 10-44, Poole 13-38, Sipe 1-10, M.Pruitt 2-4, Duncan 1-4. PASSING BUCS: Spurrier 28-15-135-0-1, Dickinson 3-2-29-1-0, Davis 1-1-(- 7)-0-0. BROWNS: Sipe 18-10-131-0-1, Phipps 5-2-11-0-0. RECEIVING BUCS: B.Moore 5-56, Owens 4-50, Johnson 4-31, Carter 2-7, McKay 1-11, Williams 1-9, Novak 1-(-7). BROWNS: Warfield 4-79, Rucker 3-25, Logan 1-18, Miller 1-15, Poole 1-4, Duncan 1-4, G.Pruitt 1-(-3). INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. BROWNS: Brown 1-24. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Carter 3-69, McNeil 1-30. BROWNS: Feacher 1-21, Holden 1-17. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Reece 2-22, Stone 1-11. BROWNS: Holden 4-38. SACKS BUCS: Pear 1-9. BROWNS: Jones 1-6, Sherk 1-10, Team 1-16.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7 Cleveland Browns 24 Sunday 21 November 1976 at Tampa Stadium
SCORING CLE 2:17-1Q Miller 2 run (Cockroft kick) TB 0:51-2Q Johnson 12 pass from Spurrier (Green kick) CLE 6:34-3Q Warfield 15 pass from Sipe (Cockroft kick) CLE 14:22-4Q Jones recovered fumble in endzone (Cockroft kick) CLE 8:56-4Q Cockroft FG32
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 71 Young LDE 78 Rudolph LG 72 Fest DT 76 Pear C 51 Ryczek DT 61 Selmon RG 79 Wilson RDE 66 Toomay RT 74 Current LLB 30 Gunn TE 86 Moore MLB 52 Reese WR 85 Owens RLB 54 Wood WR 89 McKay LCB 25 Jordan FB 43 Williams SS 33 Cotney RB 32 Carter FS 28 Stone QB 11 Spurrier RCB 46 Reese SUBSTITUTIONS 4 Green, 19 Johnson, 20 Pierson, 22 McNeill, 27 Davis, 35 DuBose, 44 Moore, 53 Ball, 56 Cooper, 59 Lemon, 64 Robinson, 65 Moore, 67 Alward, 70 Young, 77 Little, 80 Novak, 82 Pagac, 84 Douglas, 88 Smith DID NOT PLAY 18 Dickinson, 24 Word INACTIVES 5 Hanratty, 26 Davis, 40 Washington
The Bucs, winless and frustrated after 11 games, outplayed the Browns in all areas in the first half but went to the locker room tied at seven apiece.  QB Brian Sipe finally got the sluggish Browns, 15 point favourites, moving in the second half and found WR Paul Warfield wide open at the goal-line for a 15-yard scoring strike.   John McKay's take on the game:" We didn't play with the same enthusiasm in the second half. We played them like a bunch of old ...., well I don't want to say that."
GAME HIGHLIGHTS Video footage from the expansion season is limited to occasional clips from the NFL Films season highlight film as NBC who broadcast all 14 games that season, destroyed the master tapes some years later leaving none of the games available in the way other games from Buccaneer history are.    However we have been able to obtain the coverage from NFL Films’ Review of the Week in which the Buccaneers were featured, sometimes though not in the most flattering of highlights.              The left video are the selected Buccaneer clips.   The right video is the one from the Review of the Week.