GAME HIGHLIGHTS Click on the boxes below to watch the clipDavid Logan sacks Tommy Kramer for a big loss on the first play of the second quarterDoug Williams and Jimmie Giles hook up for the Buccaneer touchdownJohnny 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.