Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23 San Diego Chargers 24
Sunday 13 December 1981 at Tampa Stadium
SD9:03-1Q Sievers 27 pass from Fouts (Bernirschke kick)
TB7:03-1Q T.Bell 58 pass from Williams (Capece kick)
SD7:32-2Q Cappelletti 8 run (Bernirschke kick)
TB10:17-3Q Capece FG49
SD11:52-4Q Brooks 1 run (Bernirschke kick)
TB8:33-4Q Wilder 8 run (kick failed)
TB8:06-4Q Wilder 23 run (Capece kick)
SD0:25-4Q Bernirschke FG29

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
BUCS: Owens 11-61, Wilder 4-34, Williams 1-17, Eckwood 1-2, R.Bell 2-0.
CHARGERS: Brooks 17-50, Cappelletti 9-32, Muncie 3-17, Fouts 1-3, Chandler 1-(-8).
PASSING
BUCS: Williams 35-22-321-2-1, House 1-0-0-0-0.
CHARGERS: Fouts 49-33-351-2-1, Winslow 1-0-0-0-0, Chandler 1-0-0-0-0.
RECEIVING
BUCS: Wilder 6-78, Giles 4-38, Owens 4-36, T.Bell 3-96, House 3-61, Eckwood 2-12.
CHARGERS: Chandler 8-112, Winslow 8-55, Joiner 7-99, Brooks 7-31, Sievers 1-27, Scales 1-22, Cappelletti 1-5.
INTERCEPTIONS
BUCS: Lewis 1-10, Brown 1-0.
CHARGERS: Edwards 1-39, Lowe 1-0.
KICK RETURNS
BUCS: Owens 2-52, Wilder 1-19, T.Davis 1-13.
OPPONENTS: Brooks 4-99, Bauer 1-14.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: Colzie 1-0.
OPPONENTS: Brooks 2-29.
SACKS
BUCS: none.
OPPONENTS: Woodcock 2-20, Kelcher 1-11.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
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The Bucs could have clinched the NFC Central with a win, but Rolf Bernischke's fieldgoal with 45 seconds remaining kept the champagne on ice for another week. San Diego's winning drive was a 16-play effort in which Dan Fouts completed a key fourth down pass to Charlie Joiner. James Wilder had two scores, but a fumbled snap on the second extra point prevented the game going to overtime. Theo Bell had his best receiving day as a Buccaneer in this game.
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
RB42 R Bell FS34 Brown
QB12 Williams RCB40 Washington
SUBSTITUTIONS
3 Capece, 9 Swider, 21 Holt, 24 Delaney, 26 Owens, 27 T Davis, 43 Eckwood, 44 Cesare, 51 Nafziger, 52 Brantley, 57 Lewis, 62 Leonard, 64 Short, 68 Yarno, 70 Hutchinson, 75 Reavis, 79 Campbell, 86 Obradovich, 87 Carter, 90 White
DID NOT PLAY
10 Ford, 14 Fusina, 84 Jones
INACTIVE