Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7  Denver Broncos 24 Sunday 15 November 1981 at Tampa Stadium
SCORING DEN 10:56-1Q Odoms 12 pass from Morton (Steinfort kick) TB 13:53-3Q Brown 40 interception return (Capece kick) DEN 7:22-3Q Canada 1 run (Steinfort kick) DEN 13:33-4Q Canada 3 pass from DeBerg (Steinfort kick) DEN 10:58-4Q Steinfort FG31
A second straight poor performance dropped the Bucs to 5-6 and two games back of the Vikings in the NFC Central division.   Craig Morton and future Buc Steve DeBerg both led long Bronco drives for scores, and Tampa's only TD came on an interception return by Cedric Brown.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Eckwood 8-25, Wilder 4-7, R.Bell 1-6, Williams 1-3. BRONCOS: Parros 12-54, Preston 15-50, Reed 9-27, Wright 1-11, DeBerg 3-10, Canada 1-1. PASSING BUCS: Williams 31-14-189-2-0. BRONCOS: Morton 14-10-73-0-1, DeBerg 15-10-70-1-1. RECEIVING BUCS: Giles 4-56, House 4-55, Wilder 3-21, Jones 1-44, Eckwood 1-8, T.Bell 1-5. BRONCOS: Preston 6-46, Reed 4-22, Watson 3-42, Parros 3-8, Odoms 2-23, Canada 1-3, Upchurch 1-(-1). INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Brown 1-40. BRONCOS: Harden 2-34. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Holt 1-29, Owens 1-23. BRONCOS: Manning 1-30. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Holt 3-17. BRONCOS: Manning 5-56. SACKS BUCS: Green 2-15. BRONCOS:  Jackson 1-7, Jones 1-7, Carter 1-6.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 74 Sanders DE 77 Kollar LG 72 Snell DT 76 Logan C 62 Leonard DE 63 Selmon RG 61 Roberts LOLB 59 Hawkins RT 73 Hannah LILB 56 Johnson TE 88 Giles RILB 54 Wood TE 86 Obradovich ROLB 53 Green WR 89 House LCB 41 Thomas FB 32 Wilder RCB 21 Holt RB 43 Eckwood SS 20 Colzie QB 12 Williams FS 34 Brown PLAYED 3 Capece, 9 Swider, 26 Owens, 27 T Davis, 42 R Bell, 44 Cesare, 45 Mitchell, 51 Nafziger, 52 Brantley, 57 Lewis, 65 Stalls, 68 Yarno, 70 Hutchinson, 75 Reavis, 79 Campbell, 83 Bell, 84 Jones, 87 Carter, 90 White DID NOT PLAY 10 Ford, 14 Fusina, 40 Washington, 50 Wilson
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