The Broncos, 11 point favourites against the spread, tallied 38 points in the second half to bounce back from an uninspiring first half which saw the score tied at 10-10 at the interval. Two scores in a minute, Steve Ramsey's 71-yard scoring strike to Haven Moses and Randy Gradishar's interception return of a Steve Spurrier pass, put the Denver victory in motion, although the Bucs' best chance in the second half, a Calvin Peterson interception, went to naught when the linebacker's knee gave way whilst returning Ramsey's pass down the left sideline. John McKay's take on the game:" I think they wanted to show me that I'm really a college coach."
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.