Tampa Bay Buccaneers 28  Detroit Lions 10 Sunday 4 October 1981 at Veterans Stadium
SCORING DET 8:38-1Q Murray FG50 DET 6:33-1Q Scott 5 pass from Komlo (Murray kick) TB 11:33-2Q House 17 pass from Williams (Capece kick) TB 1:04-2Q House 13 pass from Williams (Capece kick) TB 13:21-4Q Wilder 37 pass from Williams (Capece kick) TB 3:25-4Q Obradovich 6 pass from Williams (Capece kick)
Doug Williams tied his own career-mark with four TD passes as the Bucs shook off an early Detroit lead to up their season mark to 3-2.    The Lions turned the ball over six times, four on interceptions by Eric Hipple and future Buc Jeff Komlo. Kevin House caught two of the scores, whilst James Wilder caught the longest TD pass by a Buc running back for his score.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Eckwood 16-21, Owens 2-18, Wilder 5-17, Williams 1-2, Swider 1-(-9). LIONS: Sims 24-75, Bussey 6-15, Hipple 2-4, Scott 1-0, Komlo 2- (-1). PASSING BUCS: Williams 29-13-168-1-4. LIONS: Komlo 25-14-153-2-1, Hipple 15-4-102-2-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Wilder 4-65, House 3-40, T.Bell 3-34, Eckwood 2-23, Obradovich 1-6. LIONS: Scott 5-97, Hill 3-46, King 3-7, Sims 2-11, Nichols 1-59, Thomson 1-19, Kane 1-15, Bussey 1-1. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Johnson 2-36, Brown 2-34. LIONS: Cobb 1-0. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Owens 3-55. LIONS: Martin 2-39, Harrell 1-0. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: T.Bell 3-18. LIONS:  Martin 5-45. SACKS BUCS: Kollar 1-9, Logan 1-7. LIONS: Pureifoy 1-6.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 75 Reavis DE 77 Kollar LG 68 Yarno DT 76 Logan C 50 Wilson DE 65 Stalls RG 61 Roberts LOLB 59 Hawkins RT 74 Sanders 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, 14 Fusina, 21 Holt, 26 Owens, 27 T Davis, 28 G Davis, 44 Cesare, 45 Mitchell, 51 Nafziger, 52 Brantley, 57 Lewis, 62 Leonard, 70 Hutchinson, 72 Snell, 73 Hannah, 86 Obradovich, 87 Carter, 90 White DID NOT PLAY 10 Ford, 42 R Bell, 63 Selmon, 84 Jones
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