Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0 Pittsburgh Steelers 42
Sunday 5 December 1976 at Three Rivers Stadium
PIT 7:01-1Q Bleier 7 run (Gerela kick)
PIT 13:37-2Q Bleier 1 run (Gerela kick)
PIT 12:53-2Q Kruczek 1 run (Gerela kick)
PIT 6:05-2Q Bleier 3 run (Gerela kick)
PIT 9:42-3Q Swann 35 pass from Bradshaw (Gerela kick)
PIT 0:17-3Q Swann 23 pass from Bradshaw (Gerela kick)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
BUCS: DuBose 5-32, Carter 11-26, Williams 8-25, McNeill 2-14, Hanratty 1-1, Green 1-0, MMoore 2-(-4).
STEELERS: Bleier 29-118, Harris 14-55, Harrison 8-29, Lewis 1-8, Bradshaw 2-7, Fuqua 1-2, Pough 1-2, Kruczek 1-1, Deloplaine 1-0.
PASSING
BUCS: Hanratty 4-1-(-1)-1-0, Spurrier 10-4-58-1-0.
STEELERS: Kruczek 7-6-84-0-0, Bradshaw 8-6-79-0-2.
RECEIVING
BUCS: Novak 2-30, Owens 1-27, Williams 1-1, Carter 1-(-1).
STEELERS: Swann 5-92, Brown 2-29, Cunningham 2-15, Bleier 1-15, Lewis 1-9, Deloplaine 1-3.
INTERCEPTIONS
BUCS: none.
STEELERS: Blount 1-27, Shell 1-4.
KICK RETURNS
BUCS: McNeil 3-47, Douglas 2-45, M.Moore 1-23, Johnson 1-16.
OPPONENTS: Deloplaine 1-24.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: M.Moore 2-6.
OPPONENTS: Deloplaine 3-14, Bell 2-12.
SACKS
BUCS: none.
OPPONENTS: Greene 1.5-13.5, Furness 1.5-10.5, Lambert 1-15, Shell 0.5-3.5, Toews 0.5-3.5.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
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By this point in the season, teams were not even bothering to start their top players against the Bucs and this shutout defeat to the Steelers was no different. Ricky Bleier had a 100-yard game and Terry Bradshaw did not appear until the second half before throwing a pair of scores to Lynn Swann. Pittsburgh were favoured by an NFL record 26 points against the spread.

The Bucs were held to 105 yards in total offense and turned the ball over four times after allowing former Steeler QB Terry Hanratty to start in place of Steve Spurrier. John McKay's take on the game: "There were times that I felt like leaving the stadium and hitch-hiking home."
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT71 Young LDE78 Rudolph
LG72 Fest DT76 Pear
C51 Ryczek DT64 Robinson
RG67 Alward RDE66 Toomay
RT74 Current LLB30 Gunn
TE82 Pagac MLB52 Reese
WR88 Smith RLB54 Wood
WR84 Douglas LCB24 Word
FB43 Williams SS33 Cotney
RB32 Carter FS28 Stone
QB5 Hanratty RCB25 Jordan
SUBSTITUTIONS
4 Green, 11 Spurrier, 19 Johnson, 20 Pierson, 21 Martin, 22 McNeill, 27 Davis, 35 DuBose, 44 Moore, 53 Ball, 55 Sims, 59 Lemon, 65 Moore, 69 McAleney, 70 Young, 77 Little, 79 Wilson, 80 Novak, 85 Owens, 89 McKay
DID NOT PLAY
86 Moore
INACTIVE
61 DSelmon, 81 Jennings