Tampa Bay Buccaneers 12 Pittsburgh Steelers 17
Sunday 30 October 1983 at Three Rivers Stadium
TB 8:16-1Q Capece FG26
TB 7:02-1Q Capece FG49
TB 7:51-2Q Capece FG27
TB 5:37-3Q Capece FG28
PIT 8:42-4Q Capers 11 pass from Stoudt (Anderson kick)
PIT 5:49-4Q Anderson FG42
PIT 0:31-4Q Pollard 1 run (Anderson kick)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
BUCS: Wilder 42-126, Carver 2-7, Thompson 1-(-2).
STEELERS: Stoudt 8-55, F.Harris 13-37, Pollard 5-29, Abercrombie 3-8.
PASSING
BUCS: Thompson 29-14-114-0-0.
STEELERS: Stoudt 39-20-233-3-1.
RECEIVING
BUCS: Wilder 6-48, Carter 5-38, T.Bell 1-11, Armstrong 1-10, J.Bell 1-7.
STEELERS: Abercrombie 7-71, Capers 5-74, Cunningham 3-49, F.Harris 3-7, Skansi 1-21, Sweeney 1-11.
INTERCEPTIONS
BUCS: Reece 2-0, Brantley 1-0.
STEELERS: none.
KICK RETURNS
BUCS: Smith 2-17, Morton 1-18, Carver 1-13.
STEELERS: Odom 4-83, T.Harris 1-32.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: Tyler 2-29.
STEELERS: Skansi 6-100.
SACKS
BUCS: Logan 2-17, Green 1-7, Brantley 1-0, Selmon 1-0.
STEELERS: Willis 2-9.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
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The Bucs ran their losing streak to nine games in this loss to the Steelers, but once again, it was a game they should have won. Moving FB James Wilder to the tailback position, the Bucs' star back set a then-NFL record with 42 carries in one game.

The Bucs led 12-0 going into the 4th quarter thanks to seven turnovers, but allowed the AFC Central Division champions to get back into the game. Leading 12-10 with five minutes left, Kevin House dropped an apparent TD pass when behind the Steeler secondary and the Bucs were forced to punt. Pittsburgh then drove downfield and won the game on Frank Pollard's one-yard run with 31 seconds left.
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT74 Sanders LDE78 Cannon
LG68 Yarno NT76 Logan
C50 Wilson RDE63 Selmon
RG77 Bujnoch LOLB51 Judie
RT70 Thomas LILB58 Davis
TE88 Giles RILB52 Brantley
WR89 House ROLB53 Green
WR83 T Bell LCB21 Holt
FB28 Carver SS33 Cotney
RB32 Wilder FS43 Reece
QB14 Thompson RCB40 Washington
SUBSTITUTIONS
1 Morton, 3 Capece, 5 Garcia, 22 Smith, 23 Castille, 41 Thomas, 46 Armstrong, 54 Wood, 55 Spradlin, 56 Thompson, 57 Leonard, 66 Reese, 69 Arbubakrr, 75 Reavis, 81 Tyler, 82 J Bell, 85 Witte, 86 Obradovich, 87 Carter, 90 White
DID NOT PLAY
7 Komlo, 11 Golsteyn, 60 Grimes, 61 Bailey, 72 Snell
INACTIVE
26 Owens, 62 Farrell