INDIVIDUAL STATISTICSRUSHINGBUCS: Bell 28-101, J.Davis 8-43, Williams 6-39.VIKINGS: Brown 12-52, Young 10-45, White 1-6, McClanahan 1-4, Miller 2-2, Kramer 3-(-1).PASSINGBUCS: Williams 38-19-242-0-0.VIKINGS: Kramer 26-15-158-0-3.RECEIVINGBUCS: Owens 4-66, Bell 4-43, Mucker 3-48, Hagins 3-37, Giles 1-28, Obradovich 2-24, J.Davis 1-3, Eckwood 1-(-7).VIKINGS: Rashad 6-93, Brown 4-13, Tucker 2-17, Young 2-9, LeCount 1-26.INTERCEPTIONSBUCS: none.VIKINGS: none.KICK RETURNSBUCS: Ragsdale 5-113.VIKINGS: Edwards 3-132.PUNT RETURNSBUCS: Reece 2-2.VIKINGS: Edwards 3-8.SACKSBUCS: none.VIKINGS: none.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 22 Minnesota Vikings 23Sunday 25 November 1979 at Tampa Stadium
SCORINGTB9:39-1Q Bell 2 run (kick blocked)TB13:23-2Q O'Donoghue FG20MIN1:48-2Q LeCount 26 pass from Kramer (Danmeier kick)MIN0:20-2Q Rashad 32 pass from Kramer (Danmeier kick)MIN13:45-3Q Danmeier FG44TB9:03-3Q Davis 16 run (O'Donoghue kick)MIN3:12-3Q Young 3 pass from Kramer (kick failed)TB0:19-4Q Williams 13 run (kick blocked)
With a chance to clinch a playoff berth, the old Bucs returned to haunt the 1979 version as they managed to miss three short kicks including two extra points, and a punt, in losing by a single point to division rival Minnesota. The Bucs gained 425 yards in offense, their most ever, and Ricky Bell went over the 1,000-yard rushing mark but it was all to no avail.
GAME HIGHLIGHTS Click on the boxes below to watch the clipOnce more this season Ricky Bell opened the scoring with a touchdown runJohnny Davis added his own score in the third quarterDoug Williams thought he had taken the game to overtime until another blocked kick ruined the result