Leading 13-10, the Bucs had seen the Saints drive to their own 20-yard line inside the final minute. But then a holding penalty and a Dave Stalls sack pushed them back leading to Morten Andersen to attempt a 60-yard fieldgoal to tie. It missed just wide right. Bill Capece kicked two fieldgoals of his own, while three recovered New Orleans fumbles, two of them by Neal Colzie proved the ultimate difference. Colzie had a second straight monster game from his safety position, adding a sack and 10 tackles to the performance. Doug Williams hit on his best completion percentage of the season including a 34-yard scoring strike to Kevin House whilst under a heavy pass rush.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13 New Orleans Saints 10Sunday 5 December 1982 at the Superdome
SCORINGNO1:46-1Q Thompson 14 pass from Stabler (Fritsch kick)TB1:12-2Q Capece FG29TB10:29-3Q House 34 pass from Williams (Capece kick)NO7:45-3Q Andersen FG45TB0:20-3Q Capece FG50
GAME HIGHLIGHTS Click on the boxes below to watch the clipDoug Williams and Kevin House connect for the Tampa Bay touchdownDave Stalls with a huge sack to push the Saints back to the edge of fieldgoal rangeMorten Andersen’s 60-yard attempt misses just wide right to give the Bucs victory