Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10  Minnesota Vikings 25 Sunday 8 November 1981 at Metropolitan Stadium
SCORING MIN 4:47-1Q Danmeier FG33 MIN 13:33-2Q Danmeier FG38 MIN 1:09-2Q Brown 2 run (Danmeier kick) MIN 0:00-2Q Danmeier FG41 MIN 11:35-3Q Young 1 pass from Kramer (Danmeier kick) TB 3:17-3Q Capece FG27 MIN 13:08-4Q Safety - White sacked Williams in the endzone TB 9:28-4Q Giles 1 pass from Williams (Capece kick)
The Vikings held the Bucs to under 200 yards total offense and held a 23-0 lead midway through the third quarter before cruising to victory.   Ted Brown's rushing allowed Minnesota to control the clock and their 88- 42 play advantage summed up their dominance in this game.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Williams 3-20, Eckwood 6-16, Owens 4-4, Wilder 2-3. VIKINGS: Brown 31-129, Galbreath 11-64, Young 3-11, White 1-1. PASSING BUCS: Williams 27-13-154-0-1. VIKINGS: Kramer 41-24-228-2-1. RECEIVING BUCS: Jones 5-59, House 3-70, Eckwood 3-17, Obradovich 1-7, Giles 1-1. VIKINGS: Senser 8-101, Brown 8-48, Young 3-22, LeCount 2-25, White 1-18, Rashad 1-9, Galbreath 1-5. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Colzie 1-2, Lewis 1-2. VIKINGS: none. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Owens 3-63, Holt 2-53. VIKINGS: Nord 2-32, Payton 2-24. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Holt 1-3, T.Bell 1-0. VIKINGS:  Payton 3-26. SACKS BUCS: Logan 1-7. VIKINGS:  White 0.5-2, Mullaney 0.5-2.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 74 Sanders DE 77 Kollar LG 72 Snell DT 76 Logan C 50 Wilson DE 63 Selmon RG 61 Roberts LOLB 59 Hawkins RT 73 Hannah LILB 56 Johnson TE 88 Giles RILB 54 Wood WR 84 Jones ROLB 53 Green WR 89 House LCB 41 Thomas FB 32 Wilder RCB 40 Washington RB 43 Eckwood SS 20 Colzie QB 12 Williams FS 34 Brown PLAYED 3 Capece, 9 Swider, 21 Holt, 26 Owens, 27 T Davis, 44 Cesare, 45 Mitchell, 51 Nafziger, 52 Brantley, 57 Lewis, 62 Leonard, 65 Stalls, 68 Yarno, 70 Hutchinson, 75 Reavis, 79 Campbell, 83 Bell, 86 Obradovich, 87 Carter, 90 White DID NOT PLAY 10 Ford, 14 Fusina, 42 R Bell
COMMENTARY CREW Tom Brookshier and Roger Staubach