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) |
BUCS: Eckwood 19-43, Williams 7-36, Bell 8-12.
BENGALS: Griffin 18-68, Alexander 16-44, Thompson 1-0, McInally 1-0.
BUCS: Williams 21-11-155-0-2, Eckwood 2-0-0-0-0.
BENGALS: Thompson 21-6-47-1-1.
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.
BUCS: Lewis 1-0.
BUCS: Hagins 2-39, Berns 1-19.
BENGALS: Turner 2-53. Hicks 2-38, Kreider 1-17.
BUCS: Reece 5-57.
BENGALS: Heath 3-16.
BUCS: Crowder 2-22, L.Selmon 1-9.
|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.
|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