INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Williams 3-19, Wilder 11-17, Carver 3-9, Owens 4-3, House 1-(-1). JETS: McNeil 14-53, Dierking 12-41, Crutchfield 6-29, Augustyniak 5-12, Harper 1-5, Todd 1-(-2). PASSING BUCS: Williams 38-18-204-2-1. JETS: Todd 29-17-189-0-1. RECEIVING BUCS: Wilder 11-116, Giles 4-51, T.Bell 2-36, House 1-1. JETS: Walker 4-54, McNeil 3-49, Barkum 3-26, Augustyniak 3-21, Jones 1-17, Gaffney 1-15, Harper 1-6, Shuler 1-1. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. JETS: Schroy 1-34, Buttle 1-9. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Morton 3-26, Carver 1-18, Smith 1-9. JETS: Harper 3-77. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Holt 2-0, T.Bell 1-1. JETS:  Harper 3-18. SACKS BUCS: Green 1-12, Brantley 1-8. JETS: none.
In a game played in 23 degree temperatures, the lowest ever at the time the Bucs had played in, fumbles killed Tampa chances of a third straight win. They had eight in the snowy conditions at Shea Stadium, losing three of them.  The Jets drove 62 yards to score on the opening drive of the game and when the Bucs fumbled the ensuing kickoff, Freeman McNeil's second touchdown run of the quarter put Tampa Bay into an early 14-0 hole.  The Bucs closed to 17-10 in the third quarter but Ken Schroy's interception set up Richard Todd's one-yard scoring strike to Micky Shuler. James Wilder led the team with 11 receptions and a 100-yard receiving day.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17 New York Jets 32 Sunday 12 December 1982 at Shea Stadium
SCORING NYJ 8:40-1Q McNeil 4 run (Leahy kick) NYJ 7:36-1Q McNeil 4 run (Leahy kick) TB 5:00-2Q Capece FG32 NYJ 12:08-3Q Leahy FG34 TB 7:13-3Q Wilder 1 run (Capece kick) NYJ 0:14-3Q Shuler 1 pass from Todd (kick failed) NYJ 9:28-4Q Dierking 1 run (kick failed) NYJ 7:23-4Q Leahy FG29 TB 4:55-4Q Wilder 15 pass from Williams (Capece kick)
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 75 Reavis LDE 65 Stalls LG 72 Snell NT 76 Logan C 57 Leonard RDE 63 Selmon RG 61 Roberts LOLB 59 Hawkins RT 62 Farrell 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 22 Smith SUBSTITUTIONS 1 Morton, 3 Capece, 9 Swider, 21 Holt, 24 Morris, 28 Carver, 30 Barrett, 33 Cotney, 50 Wilson, 51 Nafziger, 54 Wood, 58 Davis, 66 Reese, 68 Yarno, 78 Cannon, 82 J Bell, 83 T Bell, 86 Obradovich, 87 Carter, 90 White DID NOT PLAY 11 Golsteyn, 15 Quinn, 40 Washington, 44 Middleton, 73 Hannah, 74 Sanders, 81 Tyler
COMMENTARY CREW Pat Summerall and John Madden
GAME HIGHLIGHTS        Click on the boxes below to watch the clip James Wilder scores the first Buccaneer touchdown of the game Hugh Green comes in from the blind side to sack Richard Todd for a big loss Wilder scores on a swing pass late in the fourth quarter