Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7 Minnesota Vikings 24
Sunday 1 October 1978 at Tampa Stadium
MIN6:17-1Q Miller 1 run (Danmeier kick)
MIN6:25-2Q Danmeier FG36
TB2:18-2Q Owens 56 pass from Williams (O'Donoghue kick)
MIN0:29-2Q White 21 pass from Tarkenton (Danmeier kick)
MIN14:09-4Q McNeill 16 blocked punt return (Danmeier kick)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
BUCS: DuBose 10-35, Bell 9-31, Carter 1-11, Williams 4-10.
VIKINGS: Miller 13-38, Young 15-38, McClanahan 4-19, Kellar 5-16.
PASSING
BUCS: Williams 35-16-311-3-1.
VIKINGS: Tarkenton 31-20-213-1-1.
RECEIVING
BUCS: Owens 5-132, McKay 3-54, Giles 3-36, Mucker 2-66, Bell 1-11, Carter 1-9, DuBose 1-3 .
VIKINGS: Rashad 5-60, White 4-49, Miller 4-26, Voight 2-44, Tucker 2-14, Young 2-13, Craig 1-7.
INTERCEPTIONS
BUCS: White 1-2.
VIKINGS: McNeill 1-26, Turner 1-15, Bryant 1-0.
KICK RETURNS
BUCS: Ragsdale 3-73, Carter 1-12, Mucker 1-3.
OPPONENTS: Miller 1-38, White 1-17.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: Mucker 2-18, Reece 1-3.
OPPONENTS: Miller 3-28.
SACKS
BUCS: Hannah 1-5.
OPPONENTS: Blair 1-15.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
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Doug Williams passed for a career-high 311 yards but it was not enough to beat the NFC Central Division champions. This game was the first time the Bucs had sold out Tampa Stadium early enough for the game to be televised locally.

It was also deemed "Orange Sunday" in which everyone was urged to wear orange to the game. For the second straight week, Dave Green had a punt blocked, this one leading the Minnesota's final score.
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT75 Reavis LDE73 Hannah
LG78 Schumacher DT76 Pear
C79 Wilson RDE63 L Selmon
RG64 Horton LOLB57 Lewis
RT70 Carlton LILB61 D Selmon
TE88 Giles RILB54 Wood
TE86 Obradovich ROLB56 Johnson
WR85 Owens LCB45 White
WR89 McKay SS33 Cotney
RB35 DuBose FS25 Jordan
QB12 Williams RCB40 Washington
SUBSTITUTIONS
4 Green, 6 O'Donoghue, 23 Ragsdale, 32 L Carter, 34 Brown, 38 Davis, 42 Bell, 44 Cesare, 46 Reece, 51 Nafziger, 53 Bonness, 55 Brown, 60 Chambers, 67 Moritz, 71 Crowder, 77 Kollar, 80 Franklin, 82 Darby, 87 Mucker
DID NOT PLAY
15 Rae, 19 Huff, 65 Johnson, 68 Medlin, 74 Freitas
INACTIVE