Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17 Minnesota Vikings 12
Sunday 6 November 1983 at the Metrodome
MIN 11:16-1Q Brown 1 run (Ricardo kick)
MIN 4:12-2Q Safety - Sendlein blocked punt out of endzone
TB 2:29-2Q Logan 54 fumble return (Capece kick)
TB 7:41-3Q Wilder 75 run (Capece kick)
TB 12:57-4Q Capece FG29
MIN 9:27-4Q Ricardo FG21

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
BUCS: Wilder 31-219, Carver 1-(-5), Thompson 2-(-6).
VIKINGS: Nelson 9-36, Galbreath 9-19, Young 5-11, Brown 3-2.
PASSING
BUCS: Thompson 19-11-75-1-0.
VIKINGS: Dils 42-22-212-0-0.
RECEIVING
BUCS: Wilder 5-20, House 3-31, J.Bell 2-12, Giles 1-12.
VIKINGS: Galbreath 11-110, Young 3-14, Jordan 2-28, Nelson 2-21, McCullum 2-20, White 1-14, Bruer 1-5.
INTERCEPTIONS
BUCS: none.
VIKINGS: Swain 1-1.
KICK RETURNS
BUCS: Morton 2-47, Smith 1-21.
VIKINGS: Redwine 2-37, Lewis 1-25, Bess 1-14.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: Tyler 5-20, T.Bell 0-0.
VIKINGS: Bess 5-60.
SACKS
BUCS: Selmon 2-20, Cotney 1-8, Logan 1-5.
VIKINGS: Holloway 1-8.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
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The Bucs ended their 0-9 skid to the start of the 1983 season with a win in the Metrodome against the Vikings thanks to James Wilder's record-setting day. Wilder rushed for a franchise record 219 yards including a 75-yard score in the third quarter, and a key 34-yard run when the Bucs were clinging to the lead and trying to run out the clock late in the game.

Tampa Bay had trailed 9-0 early in the game when a blocked punt and a fumbled punt gave the Vikings an early advantage, but the Buc defense brought the team back into the game when Lee Roy Selmon sacked Steve Dils forcing a fumble, and nose tackle David Logan returned it for a score.
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT74 Sanders LDE78 Cannon
LG60 Grimes NT76 Logan
C50 Wilson RDE63 Selmon
RG77 Bujnoch LOLB51 Judie
RT70 Thomas LILB58 Davis
TE88 Giles RILB52 Brantley
WR89 House ROLB53 Green
WR87 Carter LCB23 Castille
FB28 Carver SS33 Cotney
RB32 Wilder FS43 Reece
QB14 Thompson RCB21 Holt
SUBSTITUTIONS
1 Morton, 3 Capece, 5 Garcia, 22 Smith, 41 Thomas, 46 Armstrong, 54 Wood, 55 Spradlin, 56 Thompson, 57 Leonard, 62 Farrell, 64 Lowry, 66 Reese, 69 Arbubakrr, 72 Snell, 75 Reavis, 81 Tyler, 82 J Bell, 83 T Bell, 85 Witte, 86 Obradovich, 90 White
DID NOT PLAY
7 Komlo, 11 Golsteyn, 26 Owens, 40 Washington, 68 Yarno
INACTIVE