Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23  Seattle Seahawks 30 Sunday 16 October 1977    at the Kingdome
Steve Myer threw for four touchdown passes as the two 1976 expansion teams played a far better game than their penalty-stricken affair the previous season.   Gary Huff's record-setting pass to Morris Owens tied the scores in the fourth quarter and was the longest pass play in team history at the time.   The Bucs only scored four offensive touchdowns in the first 12 games of the 1977 season and half of them came in this game as well as scoring 23 of their 50 points in one day.   The Bucs were only one point underdogs in this one. 
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Davis 14-83, Williams 8-39, DuBose 8-37, Carter 3-8, Huff 1-0. SEAHAWKS: Smith 19-94, Sims 10-28, Testermann 2-12, Benjamin 1-4, Myer 3-(-4). PASSING BUCS: Huff 32-18-217-4-1. SEAHAWKS: Myer 30-20-252-2-4. RECEIVING BUCS: Owens 9-166, McKay 2-19, Davis 2-13, Williams 2-13, Carter 2-4, DuBose 1-2. SEAHAWKS: Smith 4-57, Largent 4-44, Testermann 4-26, Ferguson 3-65, Howard 3-44, Benjamin 2-16. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: White 1-26, Wood 1-16.. SEAHAWKS: Beamon 2-0. McMillan 1-21, Preece 1-0. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Hagins 5-117. SEAHAWKS: Packer 3-59, Hunter 2-47, Smith 1-21. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Hagins 2-8. SEAHAWKS: Packer 1-5. SACKS BUCS: L.Selmon 1-11. SEAHAWKS: none.
SCORING SEA 10:52-1Q Largent 8 pass from Myer (Leypoldt kick) TB 4:24-1Q Leavitt FG40 TB 2:02-1Q Leavitt FG37 SEA 12:43-2Q Largent 4 pass from Myer (Leypoldt kick) TB 0:47-2Q Davis 1 run (Leavitt kick) SEA 0:02-2Q Leypoldt FG43 TB 9:53-3Q Leavitt FG20 SEA 10:42-4Q Ferguson 45 pass from Myer (Leypoldt kick) TB 10:17-4Q Owens 67 pass from Huff (Leavitt kick) SEA 7:07-4Q Smith 44 pass from Myer (kick failed)
COMMENTARY CREW Jim Thacker and Johnny Unitas
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 75 Reavis LDE 78 Rudolph LG 79 Wilson DT 76 Pear C 51 Ryczek RDE 63 L Selmon RG 68 Medlin LOLB 57 Lewis RT 62 Winans LILB 61 D Selmon TE 83 Nafziger RILB 54 Wood WR 85 Owens ROLB 56 C Johnson WR 89 McKay LCB 45 White FB 43 Williams SS 33 Cotney RB 28 Davis FS 34 Brown QB 19 Huff RCB 40 Washington SUBSTITUTIONS 4 Green, 9 Leavitt, 25 Jordan, 32 L Carter, 35 DuBose, 38 Wender, 46 Reece, 52 Harris, 53 Bonness, 59 Lemon, 64 Robinson, 66 B Carter, 70 Carlton, 73 Hannah, 77 Kollar, 81 Hagins, 82 Butler, 87 Mucker DID NOT PLAY 14 Hedberg, 17 Blount, 65 R Johnson INACTIVE 42 Bell, 80 Novak
VIDEO CLIPS Anthony Davis scores the Bucs’ first offensive touchdown of the season Gary Huff hooks up with Morris Owens for the then longest play in franchise history Jeris White ended a Seattle scoring threat with this interception