Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30 Minnesota Vikings 38
Sunday 16 November 1980 at Metropolitan Stadium
MIN10:47-1Q White 27 pass from Kramer (Danmeier kick)
TB6:00-1Q House 19 pass from Williams (kick failed)
MIN1:23-1Q Senser 12 pass from Kramer (Danmeier kick)
TB14:53-2Q House 49 pass from Williams (Yepremian kick)
MIN9:28-2Q Brown 3 run (Danmeier kick)
MIN1:46-2Q Danmeier FG19
TB10:55-3Q TDavis 9 pass from Williams (Yepremian kick)
MIN8:43-3Q Brown 7 run (Danmeier kick)
TB1:31-3Q Yepremian FG32
MIN14:57-4Q Young 1 run (Danmeier kick)
TB11:56-4Q Hagins 29 pass from Williams (Yepremian kick)

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.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
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Click here for more on Doug Williams' record-breaking day
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.
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
FB28 G Davis SS33 Cotney
RB42 Bell FS34 Brown
QB12 Williams RCB40 Washington
SUBSTITUTIONS
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
INACTIVE
none