INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: C.Davis 16-39, Carter 7-35, McNeill 1-17, Williams 5-14, Johnson 2-7, Dickinson 1-4, DuBose 1-(-2). BENGALS: Elliott 12-60, T.Davis 9-55, Griffin 9-38, Clark 9-35. PASSING BUCS: Spurrier 22-12-122-2-0, Dickinson 1-0-0-0-0. BENGALS: Anderson 15-10-98-0-1. RECEIVING BUCS: Owens 4-62, Williams 3-16, McKay 2-23, Johnson 2-13, B.Moore 1-8. BENGALS: Brooks 3-37, Curtis 3-27, Trumpy 2-20, Davis 1-9, Myers 1-5. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. BENGALS: Casanova 1-21, Jackson 1-0. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Johnson 2-39, Carter 1-25, McNeil 1-21. OPPONENTS: Shelby 1-21. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: M.Moore 2-15, Reece 1-(-4). OPPONENTS: Cobb 2-7, Shelby 2-6, Parrish 1-1. SACKS BUCS: Pear 1-9, Rudolph 1-0. OPPONENTS: Williams 1-11, Pritchard 1-12, Bacon 1-8, Team 2-5.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0 Cincinnati Bengals 21 Sunday 10 October 1976 at Riverfront Stadium
SCORING CIN 5:58-1Q Trumpy 10 pass from Anderson (Bahr kick) CIN 0:08-1Q Clark 3 run (Bahr kick) CIN 2:15-3Q Casanova 25 fumble return (Bahr kick)
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 71 Young LDE 78 Rudolph LG 72 Fest DT 76 Pear C 51 Ryczek DT 61 Selmon RG 67 Alward 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 40 Washington FB 43 Williams SS 33 Cotney RB 26 Davis FS 28 Stone QB 11 Spurrier RCB 46 Reese SUBSTITUTIONS 4 Green, 18 Dickinson, 19 Johnson, 22 McNeill, 25 Jordan, 27 Davis, 32 Carter, 35 DuBose, 44 Moore, 55 Hunt, 56 Cooper, 64 Robinson, 69 Jameson, 70 Young, 79 Wilson, 80 Novak, 82 Pagac, 83 McGriff, 88 Smith DID NOT PLAY 53 Ball, 77 Little INACTIVES 58 Peterson, 63 Selmon
GAME HIGHLIGHTS        Click on the box below to watch the clip
The Cincinnati Bengals were so unimpressed with their 21-0 win over the Buccaneers that they didn't even bother to award game balls. Coaches and players alike figured a three-touchdown victory at home against a winless expansion team wasn't much to shout about.   "It was just a ball game" shrugged coach Bill Johnson who had seen his team go into the game as 21 point favourites.    John McKay's take on the game:" We get penalised every five seconds. I think we played better than we have been playing."
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.