INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Owens 12-31, Wilder 5-16, Williams 1-12, Carver 3-4, Morton 1-2. VIKINGS: Brown 12-56, Nelson 10-33, Galbreath 2-5, Kramer 6-4, Young 2-3. PASSING BUCS: Williams 38-21-290-3-1. VIKINGS: Kramer 28-16-131-0-1. RECEIVING BUCS: Giles 5-100, Wilder 5-52, Carter 3-53, T.Bell 3-35, House 2-18, Jones 1-17, Carver 1-12, Owens 1-3. VIKINGS: Brown 4-16, Senser 3-16, White 2-35, Galbreath 2-29, Nelson 2-24, Rashad 2-10, Young 1-1. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. VIKINGS: Turner 1-10, Studwell 1-3, Teal 1-2. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Morton 3-48, Smith 1-24. OPPONENTS: Payton 1-29, McDole 1-26, Nord 1-19. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Holt 4-7. OPPONENTS: Payton 3-22. SACKS BUCS: Logan 1.5-10, Stalls 1-2, Selmon 0.5-4. OPPONENTS: none.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 Minnesota Vikings 17 Sunday 12 September 1982 at the Metrodome
SCORING TB 2:00-1Q Capece FG51 MIN 6:31-2Q Young 3 run (Danmeier kick) MIN 6:48-3Q White 22 pass from Kramer (Danmeier kick) TB 4:06-4Q Giles 20 pass from Williams (Capece kick) MIN 2:06-4Q Danmeier FG33
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 74 Sanders LDE 65 Stalls LG 72 Snell NT 76 Logan C 50 Wilson RDE 63 Selmon RG 62 Farrell LOLB 59 Hawkins RT 73 Hannah LILB 56 Johnson WR 89 House RILB 52 Brantley WR 84 Jones ROLB 53 Green TE 88 Giles LCB 41 Thomas FB 32 Wilder SS 20 Colzie RB 26 Owens FS 34 Brown QB 12 Williams RCB 40 Washington SUBSTITUTIONS 1 Morton, 3 Capece, 9 Swider, 21 Holt, 22 Smith, 24 Morris, 28 Carver, 30 Barrett, 33 Cotney, 51 Nafziger, 54 Wood, 57 Leonard, 58 Davis, 67 Cobb, 68 Yarno, 78 Cannon, 82 J Bell, 83 T Bell, 86 Obradovich, 87 Carter, 90 White DID NOT PLAY 11 Golsteyn, 61 Roberts INACTIVES 10 Ford, 66 Reese, 75 Reavis, 81 Tyler
COMMENTARY CREW Jim Kelly and John Dockery
GAME HIGHLIGHTS        Click on the boxes below to watch the clip David Logan sacks Tommy Kramer for a big loss on the first play of the second quarter Doug Williams and Jimmie Giles hook up for the Buccaneer touchdown Johnny Ray Smith’s famous kick return blooper in which his shoe and sock go missing
The Bucs opened the Metrodome with a loss despite holding the Vikings to just 216 yards in total offense. Tampa Bay put together 355 yards in total offense but Minnesota blunted three Buc threats into long fieldgoal attempts. Bill Capece connected on one from 51 yards to equal the franchise record, but also missed from 48 and 50 yards.  The Vikings' key score, a TD pass from Tommy Kramer to Sammy White, came about after twice the Bucs were penalised on third down plays when they had seemingly forced a Minnesota punt. Trailing 14-10 late in the game, a fumbled punt snap led to a Viking fieldgoal and an attempt for a tying TD ended when Willie Teal intercepted Doug Williams on a deflected pass.