Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24  Atlanta Falcons 23 Sunday 6 December 1981 at Tampa Stadium
SCORING ATL 6:29-1Q Luckhurst FG38 TB 0:35-1Q Eckwood 1 run (Capece kick) ATL 10:29-2Q Luckhurst FG44 TB 2:13-2Q Giles 38 pass from Williams (Capece kick) ATL 0:00-2Q Luckhurst FG32 ATL 11:25-3Q Andrews 8 run (Luckhurst kick) TB 5:40-3Q Capece FG42 ATL 13:58-4Q Andrews 2 run (Luckhurst kick) TB 9:39:-4Q House 71 pass from Williams (Capece kick)
Scott Hutchinson only played one season for the Bucs, but the back-up DE made the play of the game when he deflected Mick Luckhurst's 45-yard fieldgoal with four seconds remaining and preserved the narrow Tampa Bay victory.,   The lead changed hands five times in the game but Doug Williams' 336 yards passing including a 71-yard scoring strike to Kevin House with 10 minutes remaining proved decisive.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Eckwood 11-54, Wilder 7-16, Owens 7-15, T.Bell 1-7, Williams 2-1. FALCONS: Andrews 17-80, Cain 10-57. PASSING BUCS: Williams 29-19-336-0-2. FALCONS: Bartowski 34-24-237-1-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Wilder 6-96, House 5-126, Giles 3-62, T.Bell 3-33, Eckwood 2-19. FALCONS: Andrews 13-98, Jenkins 6-96, Jackson 1-13, Francis 1-10, Miller 1-10, Mayberry 1-6, Cain 1-4. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Brown 1-1. FALCONS: none. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Holt 4-78. FALCONS:  Smith 5-116. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Holt 2-7. FALCONS:  Woerner 1-0, Pridemore 1-0. SACKS BUCS: Logan 1-1. FALCONS:  Richardson 1-9.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 74 Sanders DE 65 Stalls 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 83 Bell 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, 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, 14 Fusina, 42 R Bell, 57 Lewis
COMMENTARY CREW Vin Scully and Hank Stram