Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 Seattle Seahawks 13
Sunday 17 October 1976 at Tampa Stadium
|TB||7:22-1Q ||Green FG38 |
|SEA||13:15-2Q||McCullum 15 pass from Zorn (Leypoldt kick)|
|SEA||1:59-2Q ||Leypoldt FG25 |
|SEA||0:18-2Q ||Leypoldt FG39 |
|TB||2:02-3Q ||Owens 1 pass from Carter (Green kick) |
|The video clip shown is the first touchdown pass in franchise history - Louis Carter is stopped on a one-yard run and lobs the ball over to WR Morris Owens|
BUCS: Carter 15-66, Johnson 12-54, C.Davis 1-13, McNeill 1-6, Spurrier 1-4, Williams 3-2.
SEAHAWKS: Smith 10-45, Nelson 4-22, Engles 1-13, McKinnis 5-11, Testerman 4-3, Ross 2-2, Zorn 3-(-6).
BUCS: Spurrier 30-18-170-0-0, Carter 1-1-1-0-1.
SEAHAWKS: Zorn 27-11-167-1-1, Munson 2-1-6-0-0.
BUCS: Owens 5-24, Williams 4-42, McKay 4-38, Carter 3-28, BMoore 2-30, Johnson 1-9.
SEAHAWKS: McCullum 5-64, Largent 3-49, Howard 2-45, Smith 1-8, Nelson 1-7.
BUCS: Cotney 1-0.
BUCS: Johnson 1-32, Pagac 1-0.
OPPONENTS: Blackwood 2-39, Smith 1-0.
BUCS: Reece 3-46, M.Moore 2-16, Cotney 1-9.
OPPONENTS: Blackwood 5-50, Brown 2-19.
BUCS: Toomay 1-10.
OPPONENTS: Niehaus 2-10, Curtis 1-12, Harris 1-9.
|GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS|
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A blocked fieldgoal preserved the Seattle Seahawks' first victory, a 13-10 triumph over sister-expansion club Tampa Bay. The big play for the Seahawks came with 40 seconds left in the error-filled game when Dave Green, who had earlier kicked a 38-yard FG for Tampa Bay, attempted a 35-yarder that would have sent the game into overtime.
Safety Dave Brown snagged the ball at the four-yard line and the frustrated Bucs were penalised for the 20th time on the day, a personal foul to end the game. The two teams combined for 35 penalties amounting to 310 yards, both NFL records at the time.
|4 Green, 19 Johnson, 22 McNeill, 27 Davis, 32 Carter, 35 DuBose, 44 Moore, 53 Ball, 55 Hunt, 56 Cooper, 63 LSelmon, 64 Robinson, 70 Young, 79 Wilson, 80 Novak, 82 Pagac, 83 McGriff, 88 Smith
||DID NOT PLAY
|18 Dickinson, 40 Washington, 77 Little ||INACTIVE
|5 Hanratty, 58 CPeterson|