Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 Minnesota Vikings 19
Sunday 18 September 1983 at Tampa Stadium
MIN 7:10-1Q LeCount 8 pass from Kramer (Ricardo kick)
MIN 13:49-2Q Ricardo FG29
TB 5:07-2Q Capece FG40
MIN 0:52-2Q Ricardo FG37
TB 9:33-3Q Capece FG40
TB 8:29-4Q Wilder 5 pass from Thompson (Capece kick)
MIN 0:24-4Q Ricardo FG38
MIN 5:33-OT Ricardo FG42

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
BUCS: Owens 22-55, Wilder 16-45, Thompson 2-12, Morton 2-2.
VIKINGS: Brown 21-61, Nelson 8-15, Kramer 1-8, Dils 2-4, Galbreath 1-2.
PASSING
BUCS: Thompson 30-17-192-2-1
VIKINGS: Dils 33-16-205-0-0, Kramer 8-8-78-0-1, LeCount 1-0-0-0-0.
RECEIVING
BUCS: Carter 5-85, Wilder 4-35, T.Bell 3-33, Owens 2-9, House 1-12, Obradovich 1-9, Tyler 1-9.
VIKINGS: Brown 7-58, Young 6-94, LeCount 6-92, Bruer 2-30, White 1-7, Nelson 1-5, Galbreath 1-(-3).
INTERCEPTIONS
BUCS: none.
VIKINGS: Swain 1-0, Turner 1-0.
KICK RETURNS
BUCS: Morton 3-74, Owens 1-22, Carver 1-11.
VIKINGS: Redwine 2-49, Nelson 2-32.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: Tyler 2-5, T.Bell 1-8.
VIKINGS: Bess 2-16.
SACKS
BUCS: Cannon 1-10, Hawkins 1-8, Selmon 1-1.
VIKINGS: none.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
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Benny Ricardo's fourth field goal of the game, 9:27 into overtime, handed the Bucs the first of three overtime losses they would suffer during 1983.

With just over a minute remaining in regulation, and Tampa Bay clinging to a 16-13 lead, the Vikings converted a 4th and 11 from the Buc 48-yard line to set up Ricardo for a tying fieldgoal with 24 seconds remaining.

In overtime, the Bucs drove to the Minnesota 15, but Bill Capece missed a 33-yard fieldgoal wide right. Steve Dils then hit Rickey Young with a 48-yard pass play to set up the game winner.
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT75 Reavis LDE78 Cannon
LG68 Yarno NT76 Logan
C50 Wilson RDE63 Selmon
RG62 Farrell LOLB59 Hawkins
RT70 Thomas LILB58 Davis
TE88 Giles RILB52 Brantley
WR89 House ROLB53 Green
WR87 Carter LCB21 Holt
FB32 Wilder SS20 Colzie
RB26 Owens FS34 Brown
QB14 Thompson RCB40 Washington
SUBSTITUTIONS
1 Morton, 3 Capece, 5 Garcia, 8 Hewko, 22 Smith, 23 Castille, 24 Morris, 28 Carver, 43 Middleton, 44 O'Steen, 54 Wood, 55 Spradlin, 56 Johnson, 57 Leonard, 60 Grimes, 65 Stalls, 66 Reese, 69 Arbubakrr, 74 Sanders, 81 Tyler, 82 J Bell, 83 T Bell, 85 Witte, 86 Obradovich, 90 White
DID NOT PLAY
11 Golsteyn, 72 Snell
INACTIVE