INDIVIDUAL STATISTICSRUSHINGBUCS: Carter 13-40, Williams 9-34, Owens 1-18, M.Moore 2-10, McNeill 3-6, Johnson 1-3.RAIDERS: van Eeghen 21-93, Davis 9-50, Garrett 7-30, Jennings 1-3, Banaszak 1-2, Rae 1-1, Ginn 1-0, Stabler 1-0.PASSINGBUCS: Spurrier 29-12-128-2-1, Carter 1-1-23-0-0.RAIDERS: Stabler 25-13-245-1-2, Rae 8-4-72-0-1.RECEIVINGBUCS: Carter 3-9, Douglas 2-46, Owens 2-26, Williams 2-20, M.Moore 1-23, McKay 1-12, B.Moore 1-11, Johnson 1-4.RAIDERS: Branch 5-110, Biletnikoff 4-61, Bankston 3-25, Siani 2-50, Davis 2-30, van Eeghen 2-31, Jennings 1-10.INTERCEPTIONSBUCS: Ball 1-2.RAIDERS: Brown 1-22, Hall 1-12, Phillips 0-11.KICK RETURNSBUCS: McNeil 5-92, Carter 2-33, M.Moore 1-3.RAIDERS: Garrett 2-22, Banasak 1-10.PUNT RETURNSBUCS: M.Moore 2-14.RAIDERS: Colzie 4-21.SACKSBUCS: Rudolph 1-10.RAIDERS: Matusak 2-17, Rowe 1-8, Hendricks 1-9, Villapiano 1-10.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 Oakland Raiders 49Sunday 28 November 1976 at the Coliseum
SCORINGOAK 10:40-1Q van Eeghen 1 run (Mann kick)TB 7:46-1Q Williams 2 run (Green kick)OAK 12:37-2Q van Eeghen 1 run (Mann kick)OAK 8:12-2Q Banaszak 2 run (Mann kick)TB 2:48-2Q Green FG30OAK 10:43-3Q Bankston 9 pass from Stabler (Mann kick)OAK 7:50-3Q Branch 25 pass from Stabler (Mann kick)OAK 2:45-3Q Garrett 1 run (Mann kick)TB 4:55-4Q Owens 9 pass from Spurrier (kick failed)OAK 3:07-4Q Siana 37 pass from Rae (Mann kick)
The Raiders cruised to an easy win in this game whilst admitting their minds were really focused on an upcoming Monday Night encounter with the Bengals. Ken Stabler ran his season touchdown total to 23 with a pair of scores in the second half and spent the entire fourth quarter on the bench watching the back-ups earn playing time including future Buc QB Mike Rae who threw a late touchdown pass to Mike Siani. Oakland had been favoured by a then-season-high 23 points going into the game.
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.