INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Carver 24-68, Wilder 11-47, Williams 4-3 , Owens 2-2. LIONS: Sims 21-68, King 5-37, Bussey 1-7, Danielson 3-1. PASSING BUCS: Williams 34-21-276-1-1. LIONS: Danielson 16-7-106-2-2. RECEIVING BUCS: Wilder 7-73, House 4-40, Giles 3-69, Carver 2-32, T.Bell 2- 21, Jones 1-24, Obradovich 1-15, Owens 1-2. LIONS: Hill 3-49, Thompson 2-25, Sims 1-21, King 1-11. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Brown 2-31. LIONS: Cobb 1-0. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Morton 2-44, Obradovich 1-12. LIONS: Hall 4-82, Martin 2-30. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Holt 2-17, T.Bell 1-5. LIONS:  Martin 3-25. SACKS BUCS: Selmon 1-9. LIONS:  Gay 1-11, Pureifory 1-8.
Trailing 21-6 in the third quarter, the Bucs mounted a furious comeback that was completed on Bill Capece's game-winning fieldgoal with 27 seconds remaining. The Bucs drove 74 yards late in the third quarter for Doug Williams' three-yard run and after a strong defensive stand, only had to drive 28 yards for Williams to hit James Owens with 13 minutes left in the game.  Three times after, the Bucs drove into Detroit territory for the apparent winning score but two turnovers and a punt curtailed those drives. The final drive was kept alive after Detroit's Bobby Watkins was called for pass interference on 3rd and 20 from the Tampa 45-yard line.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23 Detroit Lions 21 Sunday 26 December 1982 at Tampa Stadium
SCORING DET 10:21-1Q Thompson 19 pass from Danielson (Murray kick) TB 11:47-2Q Capece FG34 DET 6:02-2Q Hill 7 pass from Danielson (Murray kick) TB 0:31-2Q Capece FG29 DET 9:12-3Q Sims 3 run (Murray kick) TB 4:25-3Q Williams 3 run (Capece kick) TB 12:46-4Q Owens 2 pass from Williams (Capece kick) TB 0:25-4Q Capece FG27
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 75 Reavis LDE 65 Stalls LG 72 Snell NT 76 Logan C 50 Wilson 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 TE 86 Obradovich SS 20 Colzie RB 32 Wilder FS 34 Brown QB 12 Williams RCB 40 Washington SUBSTITUTIONS 1 Morton, 3 Capece, 5 Clark, 9 Swider, 21 Holt, 22 Smith, 24 Morris, 26 Owens, 28 Carver, 33 Cotney, 51 Nafziger, 54 Wood, 57 Leonard, 58 Davis, 68 Yarno, 73 Hannah, 78 Cannon, 82 J Bell, 83 T Bell, 87 Carter, 90 White DID NOT PLAY 11 Golsteyn, 15 Quinn, 44 Middleton, 66 Reese, 74 Sanders, 81 Tyler
COMMENTARY CREW Frank Gleiber and Joe Greene
GAME HIGHLIGHTS        Click on the boxes below to watch the clip Doug Williams fumbles the snap but still scores on a keeper around right end James Owens with a tremendous catch at the back of the endzone for a score Bill Capece kicks the game-winning fieldgoal and the Cardiac Kids sneak another one