Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10  Detroit Lions 24 Sunday 23 November 1980   at Tampa Stadium
SCORING TB 7:49-1Q Yepremian FG24 TB 11:06-2Q Jones 12 pass from Williams (Yepremian kick) DET 5:56-2Q Williams 11 run (Murray kick) DET 4:02-2Q Sims 21 run (Murray kick) DET 1:22-3Q Murray FG33 DET 5:17-4Q Bussey 5 run (Murray kick)
Without the injured Ricky Bell, the Bucs could not hold their early ten point lead and fell to a home defeat to the Lions.    Three second-half fumbles stopped any hopes of a Buccaneer comeback as Detroit was able to control the clock and the victory.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Eckwood 12-27, Williams 1-12, J.Davis 1-3, T.Davis 1-2, G.Davis 1-1. LIONS: Sims 15-75, Bussey 12-28, Williams 1-11, Danielson 4-10, King 1-7, Kane 6-0, Robinson 1-(-2). PASSING BUCS: Williams 34-18-171-1-1. LIONS: Danielson 29-22-157-0-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Eckwood 6-45, Jones 4-48, Giles 2-17, G.Davis 2-12, Obradovich 1-21, Hagins 1-14, T.Davis 1-9, House 1-5. LIONS: D.Hill 7-31, Scott 5-74, Sims 5-33, King 3-10, Bussey 2-9. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. LIONS: Smith 1-23. KICK RETURNS BUCS: G.Davis 2-43, Reece 2-37. LIONS: Kane 2-64, Williams 1-6. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Reece 6-53. LIONS: Williams 4-63. SACKS BUCS: Stalls 2-22, L.Selmon 1-2. LIONS: Baker 1-12, Pureifory 1-4.
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 27 T Davis RCB 40 Washington RB 43 Eckwood SS 33 Cotney QB 12 Williams FS 34 Brown PLAYED 1 Yepremian, 16 Blanchard, 20 Colzie, 28 G Davis, 36 Berns, 38 J Davis, 41 Thomas, 46 Reece, 52 Brantley, 55 Brown, 59 Hawkins, 62 Leonard, 65 Stalls, 69 Austin, 74 Sanders, 78 Radford, 79 Lewis, 86 Obradovich, 89 House DID NOT PLAY 14 Fusina, 42 Bell, 82 Shumann INACTIVES 80 Samuels
COMMENTARY CREW Curt Gowdy and Hank Stram
GAME HIGHLIGHTS                   Click on the boxes to view the big plays Gordon Jones had the only Tampa Bay touchdown to give the Bucs a 10-0 lead Lee Roy Selmon showed why he was a Pro Bowl defensive end with this sack Dave Stalls had a pair of sacks of his own