Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17 Cincinnati Bengals 12
Sunday 7 September 1980 at Riverfront Stadium
CIN 0:56-1Q Sunter FG35
TB 4:15-2Q Yepremian FG19
TB 0:29-2Q Giles 32 pass from Williams (Yepremian kick)
CIN 2:44-3Q Safety - Blanchard stepped out of endone
CIN 12:05-4Q Ross 3 pass from Thompson (Sunter kick)
TB 1:47-4Q Giles 15 pass from Williams (Yepremian kick)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
BUCS: Eckwood 19-43, Williams 7-36, Bell 8-12.
BENGALS: Griffin 18-68, Alexander 16-44, Thompson 1-0, McInally 1-0.
PASSING
BUCS: Williams 21-11-155-0-2, Eckwood 2-0-0-0-0.
BENGALS: Thompson 21-6-47-1-1.
RECEIVING
BUCS: Bell 5-57, Giles 3-62, Hagins 1-19, Eckwood 1-12, Jones 1-5.
BENGALS: Ross 2-22, Curtis 2-17, Griffin 1-4, Alexander 1-4.
INTERCEPTIONS
BUCS: Lewis 1-0.
BENGALS: none.
KICK RETURNS
BUCS: Hagins 2-39, Berns 1-19.
BENGALS: Turner 2-53. Hicks 2-38, Kreider 1-17.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: Reece 5-57.
BENGALS: Heath 3-16.
SACKS
BUCS: Crowder 2-22, L.Selmon 1-9.
BENGALS: none.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
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Doug Williams and Jimmie Giles teamed up for their second touchdown pass of the game with 1:47 remaining to give the Bucs victory in their season opener at a soaking wet Riverfront Stadium.

The Bucs had earlier missed a chance for a winning fieldgoal on a fumbled snap, only for Bengal punter Pat McInally to return the favour on a fumbled punt snap.

Cincinnati, led by future Buc QB Jack Thompson, was held to just 128 yards of total offense, with just 16 coming through the air.
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT75 Reavis LDE77 Kollar
LG74 Sanders NT71 Crowder
C50 Wilson RDE63 Selmon
RG61 Roberts LOLB57 Lewis
RT73 Hannah LILB58 Selmon
WR81 Hagins RILB54 Wood
WR84 Jones ROLB56 Johnson
TE88 Giles LCB25 Jordan
FB43 Eckwood SS33 Cotney
RB42 Bell FS34 Brown
QB12 Williams RCB40 Washington
SUBSTITUTIONS
1 Yepremian, 16 Blanchard, 20 Colzie, 36 Berns, 41 Thomas, 46 Reece, 52 Brantley, 55 Brown, 59 Hawkins, 62 Leonard, 65 Stalls, 68 Yarno, 76 Logan, 78 Radford, 86 Obradovich, 87 Mucker, 89 House
DID NOT PLAY
14 Fusina, 15 Rae, 28 G Davis, 38 J Davis, 72 Snell, 79 Lewis
INACTIVE
none