Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27  Cleveland Browns 34 Sunday 28 September 1980  at Tampa Stadium
SCORING TB 5:52-1Q Yepremian FG37 TB 4:17-2Q Yepremian FG35 CLE 11:14-2Q Cockroft FG35 TB 10:34-2Q Jones 41 pass from Williams (Yepremian kick) CLE 4:39-2Q White 8 run (Cockroft kick) CLE 1:34-2Q Hill 3 pass from Sipe (Cockroft kick CLE 0:53-3Q Feacher 13 pass from Sipe (Cockroft kick) CLE 10:20-4Q Hill 43 pass from Sipe (Cockroft kick) TB 5:09-4Q Jones 3 pass from Williams (Yepremian kick) CLE 1:56-4Q Cockroft FG36 TB 0:45-4Q Eckwood 7 pass from Williams (Yepremian kick)
Brian Sipe became the first QB to ever pass for more than 300 yards against the Bucs and completed 22 of his final 26 passes to lead the Browns to victory at Tampa Stadium.   The Bucs had two receivers, Gordon Jones and Jerry Eckwood, gain over 100 yards for the first time in the same game, but after throwing for two fourth quarter scores, Doug Williams ran out of time in a bid to tie the game.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Eckwood 11-22, Bell 11-17, Hagins 1-26, Williams 2-15. BROWNS: M.Pruitt 15-48, White 11-27, G.Pruitt 3-19, Miller 1-0, Sipe 1-(-2). PASSING BUCS: Williams 56-30-343-2-3. BROWNS:  Sipe 32-22-318-1-3. RECEIVING BUCS: Eckwood 10-101, Jones 7-106, G.Davis 4-45, Bell 3-21, Mucker 2-37, Giles 2-22, Obradovich 1-8, J.Davis 1-3. BROWNS: M.Pruitt 5-39, Rucker 4-79, Feacher 3-25, Logan 2-50, Hill 2-46, Adams 2-46, Newsome 2-25, Oden 1-5, White 1-3. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Cotney 1-0. BROWNS: Burrell 2-20. KICK RETURNS BUCS: J.Davis 5-92, Obradovich 1-9. BROWNS:  Hall 3-63, Wright 1-27. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Reece 3-13. BROWNS: Wright 3-19. SACKS BUCS: Logan 1-10. BROWNS: Alzado 1-6.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 75 Reavis DE 77 Kollar LG 72 Snell DT 76 Logan C 50 Wilson DE 63 L Selmon RG 61 Roberts LOLB 57 Lewis RT 73 Hannah LILB 58 D Selmon TE 88 Giles RILB 54 Wood WR 81 Hagins ROLB 56 Johnson WR 84 Jones LCB 41 Thomas FB 43 Eckwood RCB 40 Washington RB 42 Bell SS 33 Cotney QB 12 Williams FS 25 Jordan PLAYED 1 Yepremian, 16 Blanchard, 20 Colzie, 27 T Davis, 28 G Davis, 36 Berns, 38 J Davis, 46 Reece, 52 Brantley, 55 Brown, 59 Hawkins, 62 Leonard, 65 Stalls, 68 Yarno, 70 Calhoun, 74 Sanders, 80 Rucker, 86 Obradovich, 87 Mucker, 89 House DID NOT PLAY 14 Fusina, 79 Lewis INACTIVES none
COMMENTARY CREW Unknown
GAME HIGHLIGHTS                   Click on the boxes to view the big plays Gordon Jones was the No.1 target on the receiving corps and he had two touchdowns on the day His second score was a perfect short-yardage slant pass Jerry Eckwood had a 100-yard receiving game out of the backfield including this late touchdown