Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21  San Francisco 49ers 35 Sunday 4 December 1983  at Candlestick Park
SCORING SF 14:51-2Q Craig 10 run (Wersching kick) SF 8:36-2Q Craig 1 run (Wersching kick) TB 2:24-2Q T.Bell 9 pass from Thompson (Capece kick) SF 11:13-3Q Montana 12 run (Wersching kick) TB 9:19-3Q House 74 pass from Thompson (Capece kick) SF 1:17-3Q Ring 3 run (Wersching kick) SF 9:33-4Q Craig 14 run (Wersching kick) TB 1:07-4Q Carver 3 pass from Thompson (Capece kick)
Jack Thompson passed for 337 yards, almost half going to Kevin House, but the Niners used five rushing touchdowns, three by Roger Craig, to post the victory.  Wendell Tyler went over the 100 yard mark against the injury-ravaged Buccaneer defense who were missing Lee Roy Selmon from the line, and Pro Bowl LB Hugh Green who played with one eye shut due to an allergic reaction.  House's six receptions for 156 yards including a 74-yard TD, the longest scoring pass of the season for the Bucs.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Carver 11-19, Owens 6-12, Armstrong 1-7, Thompson 1-0. 49ERS: Tyler 16-102, Craig 15-71, Montana 4-31, Ring 3-11, Clark 1-9, Moore 1-3. PASSING BUCS: Thompson 46-25-337-2-3. 49ERS: Montana 31-21-227-0-0, Benjamin 1-1-12-0-0. RECEIVING BUCS: House 6-156, Carver 5-32, Carter 4-52, Armstrong 4-44, Obradovich 2-19, T.Bell 2-16, Tyler 1-13, Owens 1-5. 49ERS: Clark 6-90, Craig 4-37, Wilson 3-29, Francis 3-21, Tyler 3- 12, Moore 1-24, Solomon 1-17, Ring 1-9. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. 49ERS: Williamson 2-26. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Morton 5-131, Smith 1-(-4). 49ERS: Moore 2-22, Cooper 1-17, Ring 0-4. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: T.Bell 2-6. 49ERS: McLemore 2-13. SACKS BUCS: Cannon 1-6. 49ERS: Dean 1.5-12.5, Board 0.5-3.5.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 75 Reavis LDE 66 Reese LG 68 Yarno NT 76 Logan C 60 Grimes RDE 78 Cannon RG 62 Farrell LOLB 51 Judie RT 74 Sanders LILB 58 Davis TE 85 Witte RILB 52 Brantley TE 86 Obradovich   ROLB 53 Green WR 89 House LCB 23 Castille FB 46 Armstrong SS 33 Cotney RB 28 Carver FS 43 Reece QB 14 Thompson RCB 21 Holt PLAYED 1 Morton, 3 Capece, 5 Garcia, 22 Smith, 26 Owens, 24 Morris, 41 Thomas, 54 Wood, 55 Spradlin, 56 Thompson, 57 Leonard, 64 Lowry, 69 Arbubakrr, 70 Thomas, 81 Tyler, 82 J Bell, 83 T Bell, 87 Carter, 90 White DID NOT PLAY 7 Komlo, 11 Golsteyn, 44 Middleton, 72 Snell, 77 Bujnoch INACTIVES 50 Wilson, 63 Selmon, 88 Giles
COMMENTARY CREW Dick Stockton
GAME HIGHLIGHTS        Click on the boxes below to watch the clip Theo Bell had the first Buccaneer touchdown Kevin House had a monster game including this touchdown reception Mel Carver weighed in with a score of his own