Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23 Seattle Seahawks 30
Sunday 16 October 1977 at the Kingdome
SEA10:52-1Q Largent 8 pass from Myer (Leypoldt kick)
TB4:24-1Q Leavitt FG40
TB2:02-1Q Leavitt FG37
SEA12:43-2Q Largent 4 pass from Myer (Leypoldt kick)
TB0:47-2Q Davis 1 run (Leavitt kick)
SEA0:02-2Q Leypoldt FG43
TB9:53-3Q Leavitt FG20
SEA10:42-4Q Ferguson 45 pass from Myer (Leypoldt kick)
TB10:17-4Q Owens 67 pass from Huff (Leavitt kick)
SEA7:07-4Q Smith 44 pass from Myer (kick failed)

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.
OPPONENTS: Packer 3-59, Hunter 2-47, Smith 1-21.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: Hagins 2-8.
OPPONENTS: Packer 1-5.
SACKS
BUCS: L.Selmon 1-11.
OPPONENTS: none.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
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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. The Bucs were only one point underdogs in this one.
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT75 Reavis LDE78 Rudolph
LG79 Wilson DT76 Pear
C51 Ryczek RDE63 L Selmon
RG68 Medlin LOLB57 Lewis
RT62 Winans LILB61 D Selmon
TE83 Nafziger RILB54 Wood
WR85 Owens ROLB56 C Johnson
WR89 McKay LCB45 White
FB43 Williams SS33 Cotney
RB28 Davis FS34 Brown
QB19 Huff RCB40 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