Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17 Cincinnati Bengals 23
Sunday 25 September 1983 at Riverfront Stadium
CIN 11:54-1Q Riley 34 interception return (Breech kick)
CIN 4:28-1Q Wilson 4 pass from Anderson (Breech kick)
CIN 7:26-2Q Alexander 2 run (pass failed)
TB 1:51-2Q Owens 1 run (Capece kick)
TB 3:58-3Q Capece FG20
CIN 13:25-4Q Breech FG24
TB 9:19-4Q House 15 pass from Thompson (Capece kick)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
BUCS: Carver 10-38, Owens 7-10, Wilder 2-2, Thompson 4-2.
BENGALS: Alexander 20-61, Anderson 5-42, Wilson 2-11, Tate 3-7.
PASSING
BUCS: Thompson 40-30-316-3-1.
BENGALS: Anderson 20-15-168-1-1.
RECEIVING
BUCS: Wilder 11-126, Carter 4-42, Carver 4-39, Giles 4-31, Owens 3-19, House 2-35, T.Bell 1-20, Obradovich 1-4.
BENGALS: Alexander 3-10, Collinsworth 2-45, Nate 2-30, Curtis 2-24, Ross 2-21, Wilson 2-8, Kreider 1-8, Harris 1-12.
INTERCEPTIONS
BUCS: Holt 1-13.
BENGALS: Riley 1-34, Griffin 1-24, Jackson 1-15.
KICK RETURNS
BUCS: Owens 2-45, O'Steen 2-30, Morton 1-20.
BENGALS: Tate 1-20, Verser 1-18, Dinkel 1-1.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: Tyler 2-16.
BENGALS: Martin 1-2.
SACKS
BUCS: Cannon 1-14, Hawkins 1-8.
BENGALS: Edwards 2-15, Kemp 1-10.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
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Playing against his former team-mates for the first time, Buc QB Jack Thompson proved to be the focal point of a close contest. He completed 30 of his 40 passes for his first 300-yard game in the NFL and sparked a furious Tampa Bay comeback from a 20-0 2nd quarter deficit.

James Wilder tied his team record with 11 receptions and posted a 100-yard receiving game. The Bucs got to within six on Thompson's TD pass to Kevin House, and after John Holt intercepted Bengal QB Ken Anderson, Thompson drove Tampa Bay to the Cincinnati 12-yard line late in the game.

But his fourth down pass to TE Jimmie Giles was intercepted in the endzone by Robert Jackson and the Bengals ran out the clock.
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT75 Reavis LDE78 Cannon
LG72 Snell NT76 Logan
C50 Wilson RDE63 Selmon
RG68 Yarno 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 RCB23 Castille
SUBSTITUTIONS
1 Morton, 3 Capece, 5 Garcia, 22 Smith, 24 Morris, 28 Carver, 43 Middleton, 44 O'Steen, 54 Wood, 55 Spradlin, 56 Johnson, 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
8 Hewko, 11 Golsteyn, 40 Washington, 57 Leonard
INACTIVE
62 Farrell