Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20  St.Louis Cardinals 10 Sunday 27 September 1981 at Tampa Stadium
SCORING TB 8:40-1Q Capece FG29 TB 0:06-1Q Capece FG23 STL 9:43-2Q O'Donoghue FG20 STL 9:09-3Q Harrell 1 run (O'Donoghue kick) TB 2:41-4Q Owens 1 run (Capece kick) TB 1:51-4Q Eckwood 31 run (Capece kick)
Trailing 10-6 with 2:51 remaining, Doug Williams led the Bucs on a 16-play, 80-yard drive for the go-ahead TD, twice converting fourth down passes in the process.   Cecil Johnson then intercepted Jim Hart on the second play after the score and Jerry Eckwood bolted 31 yards for a second quick touchdown to put the game beyond doubt. Bill Capece marked his debut for the Bucs with two fieldgoals.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Wilder 15-76, Eckwood 13-71, Williams 5-19, Owens 1-1. CARDINALS: Anderson 20-97, Morris 12-60, Mitchell 5-18, Harrell 1-1. PASSING BUCS: Williams 30-17-162-0-0. CARDINALS: Hart 18-11-91-0-0, Lomax 1-1-8-0-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Wilder 9-72, Giles 3-36, T.Bell 2-24, House 2-17, Obradovich 1-13. CARDINALS: Anderson 3-8, Green 2-24, Harrell 2-13, Stef 1-23, Morris 1-11, Tilley 1-11, Mitchell 1-5, LaFleur 1-4. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Johnson 1-3. CARDINALS: none. KICK RETURNS BUCS: T.Davis 1-21. CARDINALS: Mitchell 3-64, Love 1-5. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: T.Bell 1-5. CARDINALS: Mitchell 3-32. SACKS BUCS: Logan 1-12, Hutchinson 1-8. CARDINALS: Baker 1-8.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 75 Reavis DE 77 Kollar LG 68 Yarno DT 76 Logan C 50 Wilson DE 63 Selmon RG 62 Leonard LOLB 57 Lewis RT 74 Sanders 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, 28 G Davis, 40 Washington, 44 Cesare, 45 Mitchell, 51 Nafziger, 52 Brantley, 61 Roberts, 65 Stalls, 70 Hutchinson, 72 Snell, 73 Hannah, 83 Bell, 87 Carter, 90 White DID NOT PLAY 10 Ford, 14 Fusina, 42 R Bell, 57 Lewis, 84 Jones
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