Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 Minnesota Vikings 17
Sunday 12 September 1982 at the Metrodome
TB2:00-1Q Capece FG51
MIN6:31-2Q Young 3 run (Danmeier kick)
MIN6:48-3Q White 22 pass from Kramer (Danmeier kick)
TB4:06-4Q Giles 20 pass from Williams (Capece kick)
MIN2:06-4Q Danmeier FG33

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.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
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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.
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT74 Sanders LDE65 Stalls
LG72 Snell NT76 Logan
C50 Wilson RDE63 Selmon
RG62 Farrell LOLB59 Hawkins
RT73 Hannah LILB56 Johnson
WR89 House RILB52 Brantley
WR84 Jones ROLB53 Green
TE88 Giles LCB41 Thomas
FB32 Wilder SS20 Colzie
RB26 Owens FS34 Brown
QB12 Williams RCB40 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
INACTIVE
10 Ford, 66 Reese, 75 Reavis, 81 Tyler