Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30  Minnesota Vikings 38 Sunday 16 November 1980  at Metropolitan Stadium
SCORING MIN 10:47-1Q White 27 pass from Kramer (Danmeier kick) TB 6:00-1Q House 19 pass from Williams (kick failed) MIN 1:23-1Q Senser 12 pass from Kramer (Danmeier kick) TB 14:53-2Q House 49 pass from Williams (Yepremian kick) MIN 9:28-2Q Brown 3 run (Danmeier kick) MIN 1:46-2Q Danmeier FG19 TB 10:55-3Q TDavis 9 pass from Williams (Yepremian kick) MIN 8:43-3Q Brown 7 run (Danmeier kick) TB 1:31-3Q Yepremian FG32 MIN 14:57-4Q Young 1 run (Danmeier kick) TB 11:56-4Q Hagins 29 pass from Williams (Yepremian kick)
Doug Williams threw for a Buc record 486 yards, then the fourth-highest total in NFL history, but the Bucs still came out losers in Minnesota. The Vikings scored the first four times they had the ball and forced Tampa Bay to play catch-up.   "Both teams should burn their defensive reels of the game" John McKay said afterwards as the two teams combined to fall just 22 yards short of the all-time NFL record for a single game.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Bell 9-24, Eckwood 7-24, G.Davis 2-14, Williams 2-13, J.Davis 3-12. VIKINGS: Brown 16-76, Young 8-36, Kramer 2-12. PASSING BUCS: Williams 55-30-486-2-4, Hannah 1-0-0-0-0. VIKINGS: Kramer 37-24-324-0-2, Dils 3-1-7-0-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Jones 7-121, Eckwood 6-59, T.Davis 5-40,Hagins 3-93, House 3-77, Bell 3-33, Giles 2-49, Obradovich 1-14. VIKINGS: White 6-120, Young 6-45, Senser 4-44, Rashad 3-32, Brown 3-31, Tucker 2-40, LaCount 1-19. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. VIKINGS: Hannon 1-16, Bryant 1-0. KICK RETURNS BUCS: G.Davis 4-89, T.Davis 1-15, Samuels 1-10, Obradovich 1-7. VIKINGS: Payton 6-176. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Reece 3-21. VIKINGS: Payton 1-12. SACKS BUCS: Johnson 1-5, Stalls 1-0. VIKINGS: none.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 75 Reavis DE 77 Kollar LG 68 Yarno DT 76 Logan C 50 Wilson DE 63 L Selmon RG 72 Snell LOLB 57 Lewis RT 73 Hannah LILB 58 D Selmon TE 88 Giles RILB 54 Wood WR 84 Jones ROLB 56 Johnson WR 81 Hagins LCB 25 Jordan FB 28 G Davis RCB 40 Washington RB 42 Bell SS 33 Cotney QB 12 Williams FS 34 Brown PLAYED 1 Yepremian, 16 Blanchard, 20 Colzie, 27 T Davis, 36 Berns, 38 J Davis, 41 Thomas, 43 Eckwood, 46 Reece, 52 Brantley, 55 Brown, 59 Hawkins, 62 Leonard, 65 Stalls, 69 Austin, 74 Sanders, 78 Radford, 79 Lewis, 80 Samuels, 82 Shumann, 86 Obradovich, 89 House DID NOT PLAY 14 Fusina INACTIVES none
COMMENTARY CREW Tim Ryan and Johnny Morris
GAME HIGHLIGHTS                   Click on the boxes to view the big plays Kevin House had two touchdowns in this game The second one was a 49-yard bomb from Doug Williams And Tony Davis also found the endzone courtesy of the Bucs’ quarterback