Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21 New Orleans Saints 24
Sunday 23 October 1983 at Tampa Stadium
TB 11:21-1Q Wilder 2 run (Capece kick)
TB 8:24-1Q Castille 69 interception return (Capece kick)
NO 11:36-2Q Clark fumble recovery in endzone (Andersen)
NO 9:51-2Q Andersen FG50
TB 3:23-2Q Wilder 7 run (Capece kick)
NO 9:06-3Q Goodlow 12 pass from Stabler (Andersen kick)
NO 0:50-3Q Johnson 70 interception return (Andersen kick)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
BUCS: Wilder 20-64, Thompson 4-8, Armstrong 1-2.
SAINTS: G.Rogers 23-86, Gajan 7-46, J.Rogers 7-35, Merkens 1-16, Stabler 2-(-4).
PASSING
BUCS: Thompson 34-16-124-3-0, Golsteyn 2-0-0-0-0.
SAINTS: Stabler 29-12-94-4-1.
RECEIVING
BUCS: Wilder 9-50, Carter 2-24, Giles 2-24, House 1-13, J.Bell 1-9, T.Bell 1-4.
SAINTS: Goodlow 4-30, Brenner 3-30, G.Rogers 2-7, Duckett 1-15, Tice 1-9, Groth 1-3.
INTERCEPTIONS
BUCS: Washington 2-41, Castille 1-69, Holt 1-25.
SAINTS: Johnson 1-70, Wattelett 1-9, Jackson 1-0.
KICK RETURNS
BUCS: Smith 1-24, Morton 1-23.
SAINTS: Austin 2-33, Duckett 1-39.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: Tyler 3-34.
SAINTS: Groth 6-43.
SACKS
BUCS: Selmon 3-26, Logan 1-8.
SAINTS: Jackson 2-15, Moore 1-9, Paul 1-7, Wilks 1-5.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
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The Bucs had a 14-0 lead and a 21-10 half-time advantage over the Saints, but still fell to their eighth straight defeat. The game's decisive play was a 70-yard interception return for a TD by Bobby Johnson that gave New Orleans their first lead of the game later in the third quarter.

A swarming Saint defense that sacked Jack Thompson seven times, prevented any Tampa Bay comeback in the final period. James Wilder made his first start at tailback for the Bucs and gained over 100 yards rushing/receiving.

Bill Capece once again missed two fieldgoals, but the Buc defense added four interceptions and Lee Roy Selmon had his fourth three-sack game of his career.
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT74 Sanders LDE66 Reese
LG72 Snell NT76 Logan
C57 Leonard RDE63 Selmon
RG68 Yarno LOLB51 Judie
RT70 Thomas LILB58 Davis
TE88 Giles RILB52 Brantley
WR89 House ROLB53 Green
WR87 Carter LCB21 Holt
FB46 Armstrong SS33 Cotney
RB32 Wilder FS34 Brown
QB14 Thompson RCB40 Washington
SUBSTITUTIONS
1 Morton, 3 Capece, 5 Garcia, 11 Golsteyn, 22 Smith, 23 Castille, 28 Carver, 41 Thomas, 43 Reece, 54 Wood, 55 Spradlin, 56 Thompson, 60 Grimes, 69 Arbubakrr, 75 Reavis, 77 Bujnoch, 78 Cannon, 81 Tyler, 82 J Bell, 83 T Bell, 85 Witte, 86 Obradovich, 90 White
DID NOT PLAY
7 Komlo, 26 Owens, 50 Wilson
INACTIVE
62 Farrell