Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21 Pittsburgh Steelers 24
Sunday 9 November 1980 at Tampa Stadium
PIT 9:28-1Q Bahr FG48
PIT 8:19-1Q Winston recovered blocked punt in the endzone (Bahr kick)
TB 4:15-1Q House 26 pass from Williams (Yepremian kick)
PIT 3:32-2Q Thornton 1 run (Bahr kick)
TB 5:24-2Q Giles 12 pass from Williams (Yepremian kick)
PIT 0:03-2Q Swann 20 pass from Bradshaw (Bahr kick)
TB 1:20-3Q Bell 8 pass from Williams (Yepremian kick)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
BUCS: Bell 22-68, Eckwood 6-6, Williams 1-1.
STEELERS: Bleier 17-78, Thornton 10-32, Davis 4-18, Hawthorne 3-8, Stoudt 1-0, Bradshaw 1-(-1).
PASSING
BUCS: Williams 45-21-302-1-3.
STEELERS: Bradshaw 26-11-100-1-1.
RECEIVING
BUCS: Giles 6-128, House 3-58, Eckwood 3-38, Jones 3-30, Hagins 2-25, Bell 2-3, Shumann 1-17, J.Davis 1-3.
STEELERS: Bleier 3-26, Stallworth 2-34, Thornton 2-2, Swann 1-20, Smith 1-14, Grossman 1-9, Cunningham 1-(-5).
INTERCEPTIONS
BUCS: Brantley 1-6.
STEELERS: Shell 1-7.
KICK RETURNS
BUCS: G.Davis 4-76.
STEELERS: R.Davis 3-59, Pollard 1-23.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: Reece 6-22.
STEELERS: Bell 4-54.
SACKS
BUCS: L.Selmon 1-6.
STEELERS: Greene 1-8.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
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The game that nearly was the previous Super Bowl went Pittsburgh's way. The decisive score came just before half-time when Lynn Swann caught a deflected pass for a TD to give the Steelers a 24-14 lead at the intermission.

Doug Williams had his second 300-yard passing day of the season, but a blocked punt and fumble deep inside Tampa territory had done their damage earlier in the game.
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT75 Reavis LDE77 Kollar
LG68 Yarno NT76 Logan
C50 Wilson RDE63 Selmon
RG72 Snell LOLB57 Lewis
RT73 Hannah LILB58 Selmon
WR 81 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, 27 T Davis, 28 G Davis, 36 Berns, 38 J Davis, 41 Thomas, 46 Reece, 52 Brantley, 55 Brown, 59 Hawkins, 62 Leonard, 65 Stalls, 69 Austin, 78 Radford, 80 Samuels, 82 Shumann, 86 Obradovich, 89 House
DID NOT PLAY
14 Fusina, 74 Sanders, 79 Lewis
INACTIVE
none