Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13 Denver Broncos 48|
Sunday 7 November 1976 at Mile High Stadium
|DEN ||10:05-1Q ||Turner FG19 |
|DEN ||2:29-1Q ||Armstrong 36 pass from Ramsey (Turner kick) |
|TB ||12:58-2Q ||Carter 3 run (Green kick) |
|TB ||6:51-2Q ||Green FG45 |
|TB ||4:07-3Q ||Green FG35 |
|DEN ||3:07-3Q ||Moses 71 pass from Ramsey (Turner kick) |
|DEN ||2:11-3Q ||Gradishar 31 interception return (Turner kick) |
|DEN ||12:44-4Q ||Turner FG33 |
|DEN ||11:03-4Q ||Perrin 9 run (Turner kick) |
|DEN ||10:04-4Q ||Rowser 32 interception return (Turner kick) |
|DEN ||9:34-4Q ||Poltl 21 fumble return (Turner kick) |
BUCS: Carter 16-39, Johnson 5-22, Williams 5-20, Spurrier 3-19, Dickinson 3-15, McNeill 1-(-3).
BRONCOS: Armstrong 18-116, Kiick 6-18, Keyworth 7-17, Perrin 3-14, Ramsey 3-10, Odoms 1-9, Weese 1-8.
BUCS: Spurrier 32-16-131-1-0, Dickinson 5-0-0-1-0.
BRONCOS: Ramsey 18-9-200-2-2, Weese 3-1-28-0-0.
BUCS: BMoore 5-43, Owens 3-41, Williams 3-12, McKay 2-26, Carter 1-4, McNeill 1-3, DuBose 1-2.
BRONCOS: Armstrong 3-64, Odoms 3-60, Moses 2-88, Keyworth 2-16.
BUCS: CPeterson 1-15, Jordan 1-10.
BRONCOS: Gradishar 1-31, Rowser 1-32.
BUCS: McNeil 2-67, Douglas 2-37, Johnson 1-20.
OPPONENTS: Perrin 3-101, Franckowiak 1-14.
BUCS: Reece 1-4.
OPPONENTS: Upchurch 4-74, Schultz 0-0.
BUCS: D.Selmon 1-6.
OPPONENTS: Hammond 1-2, Smith 1-7.
|GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS|
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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."
|4 Green, 18 Dickinson, 19 Johnson, 22 McNeill, 26 Davis, 27 Davis, 33 Cotney, 35 DuBose, 44 Moore, 52 Reese, 53 Ball, 55 Hunt, 58 CPeterson, 61 DSelmon, 64 Robinson, 67 Alward, 70 Young, 77 Little, 80 Novak, 82 Pagac, 84 Douglas, 88 Smith
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| 5 Hanratty ||INACTIVE