Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20 St.Louis Cardinals 10
Sunday 27 September 1981 at Tampa Stadium
TB8:40-1Q Capece FG29
TB0:06-1Q Capece FG23
STL9:43-2Q O'Donoghue FG20
STL9:09-3Q Harrell 1 run (O'Donoghue kick)
TB2:41-4Q Owens 1 run (Capece kick)
TB1:51-4Q Eckwood 31 run (Capece kick)

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.
OPPONENTS: Mitchell 3-64, Love 1-5.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: T.Bell 1-5.
OPPONENTS: Mitchell 3-32.
SACKS
BUCS: Logan 1-12, Hutchinson 1-8.
OPPONENTS: Baker 1-8.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
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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.
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT75 Reavis LDE77 Kollar
LG68 Yarno NT76 Logan
C50 Wilson RDE63 Selmon
RG62 Leonard LOLB59 Hawkins
RT74 Sanders LILB56 Johnson
WR89 House RILB54 Wood
TE86 Obradovich ROLB53 Green
TE88 Giles LCB41 Thomas
FB32 Wilder SS20 Colzie
RB43 Eckwood FS34 Brown
QB12 Williams RCB21 Holt
SUBSTITUTIONS
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
INACTIVE