Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31 New Orleans Saints 14
Sunday 29 November 1981 at the Superdome
NO11:01-1Q Hardy 2 pass from Manning (Ricardo kick)
NO8:28-2Q Rogers 8 run (Ricardo kick)
TB4:28-2Q Capece FG51
TB1:55-2Q House 16 pass from Williams (Capece kick)
TB10:52-3Q Williams 2 run (Capece kick)
TB9:24-4Q Jones 4 pass from Williams (Capece kick)
TB2:44-4Q Owens 6 run (Capece kick)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
BUCS: Owens 17-50, Wilder 7-47, Williams 5-19, Eckwood 7-15, Fusina 2-(-4).
SAINTS: Rogers 23-120, Holmes 3-16, Stauch 1-1.
PASSING
BUCS: Williams 24-16-218-1-2.
SAINTS: Manning 23-16-162-2-1, Wilson 8-3-53-0-0.
RECEIVING
BUCS: House 6-107, Eckwood 4-36, Giles 2-46, Wilder 2-14, Owens 1-11, Jones 1-4.
SAINTS: Holmes 7-35, Merkens 4-57, Hardy 2-11, Martini 2-11, Tyler 2-5, Groth 1-54, Thompson 1-25, Brenner 1-17.
INTERCEPTIONS
BUCS: Washington 1-34, Johnson 1-16.
SAINTS: Myers 1-16.
KICK RETURNS
BUCS: Owens 3-63.
OPPONENTS: Rogers 3-60, W.Wilson 2-51, Stauch 1-29.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: Holt 0-0.
OPPONENTS: Groth 2-47.
SACKS
BUCS: Selmon 2-11.
OPPONENTS: none.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
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Doug Williams returns to his hometown state
The Bucs spotted the Saints an early 14-0 advantage but then roared back with 31 unanswered points. Doug Williams sparked the comeback by passing for 218 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran for another score.
Williams hit his last eight passes as Tampa Bay scored touchdowns on three of its four second half possessions. Kevin House caught his 7th TD of the season snatching a 16-yard throw inches from the turf and also had six receptions for 107 yards on the day.
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT74 Sanders LDE65 Stalls
LG72 Snell NT76 Logan
C50 Wilson RDE63 Selmon
RG61 Roberts LOLB59 Hawkins
RT73 Hannah LILB56 Johnson
WR89 House RILB54 Wood
WR83 Bell ROLB53 Green
TE88 Giles LCB41 Thomas
FB32 Wilder SS20 Colzie
RB43 Eckwood FS34 Brown
QB12 Williams RCB40 Washington
SUBSTITUTIONS
3 Capece, 9 Swider, 14 Fusina, 21 Holt, 26 Owens, 27 T Davis, 42 R Bell, 44 Cesare, 45 Mitchell, 51 Nafziger, 52 Brantley, 57 Lewis, 62 Leonard, 64 Short, 68 Yarno, 70 Hutchinson, 75 Reavis, 79 Campbell, 84 Jones, 86 Obradovich, 87 Carter, 90 White
DID NOT PLAY
10 Ford
INACTIVE