Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24 Atlanta Falcons 23
Sunday 6 December 1981 at Tampa Stadium
ATL6:29-1Q Luckhurst FG38
TB0:35-1Q Eckwood 1 run (Capece kick)
ATL10:29-2Q Luckhurst FG44
TB2:13-2Q Giles 38 pass from Williams (Capece kick)
ATL0:00-2Q Luckhurst FG32
ATL11:25-3Q Andrews 8 run (Luckhurst kick)
TB5:40-3Q Capece FG42
ATL13:58-4Q Andrews 2 run (Luckhurst kick)
TB9:39:-4Q House 71 pass from Williams (Capece kick)

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.
OPPONENTS: Smith 5-116.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: Holt 2-7.
OPPONENTS: Woerner 1-0, Pridemore 1-0.
SACKS
BUCS: Logan 1-1.
OPPONENTS: Richardson 1-9.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
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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.
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, 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
INACTIVE