Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24  Minnesota Vikings 27 Sunday 4 November 1984        at the Metrodome
SCORING TB 9:31-1Q Wilder 6 run (Ariri kick) MIN 4:05-1Q Stenerud FG30 TB 12:29-2Q Wilder 2 run (Ariri kick) MIN 5:01-2Q Jordan 4 run (Stenerud kick) MIN 9:50-3Q Nelson 5 run (Stenerud kick) TB 11:41-4Q Ariri FG29 MIN 6:07-4Q Brown 3 pass from Wilson (Stenerud kick) TB 1:03-4Q House 11 pass from DeBerg (Ariri kick) MIN 0:02-4Q Stenerud FG53
James Wilder gained over 100 yards rushing/receiving for the eighth time in 10 games but ended up on the losing team again.   The Bucs tied the score with 1:03 remaining on Kevin House's 11-yard grab from Steve DeBerg and it looked like their third overtime game of the season until the veteran Jan Stenerud connected on a 53-yard fieldgoal with three seconds left for the victory.   This was the game that led John McKay to announce his retirement after he and owner Hugh Culverhouse had feuded over the cost of signing Stenerud before the season started.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Wilder 30-146, DeBerg 2-7. VIKINGS: Anderson 13-52, Brown 10-32, Nelson 5-32, Coleman 1- 13, Wilson 3-6, Lewis 1-5, Jordan 1-4. PASSING BUCS: DeBerg 36-17-198-1-1. VIKINGS: Wilson 36-24-236-2-1. RECEIVING BUCS: Wilder 4-46, House 4-30, Dixon 3-45, Carter 2-25, Giles 2-16, J.Bell 1-26, Armstrong 1-10. VIKINGS: Brown 9-86, Jordan 5-43, Jones 4-50, Lewis 2-19, Nelson 2-10, White 1-23, Anderson 1-5. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Cotney 1-22, Castille 1-8. VIKINGS: McNeill 1-0. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Morton 4-91, Bright 2-33. VIKINGS: Nelson 5-112. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Bright 1-12. VIKINGS: Nelson 2-20. SACKS BUCS: Selmon 1-12, Washington 1-6. VIKINGS: Browner 1-8, Bess 1-7.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 74 Sanders LDE 78 Cannon LG 72 Courson DT 76 Logan C 50 Wilson RDE 63 Selmon RG 62 Farrell LOLB 57 Browner RT 73 Heller LILB 58 Davis TE 88 Giles RILB 52 Brantley WR 89 House ROLB 51 Washington WR 87 Carter LCB 23 Castille QB 14 Thompson RCB 21 Holt FB 46 Armstrong SS 33 Cotney RB 32 Wilder FS 43 Reece PLAYED 2 Ariri, 5 Garcia, 16 Kiel, 20 Morton, 24 Harvey, 25 Dierking, 27 Acorn, 29 Bright, 31 Clark, 41 Thomas, 54 Wood, 59 Thompson, 67 Morgan, 70 Thomas, 71 Braggs, 77 Bujnoch, 79 Kaplan, 81 Dixon, 82 J Bell, 83 T Bell, 85 Witte, 86 Carroll DID NOT PLAY 14 Thompson, 28 Carver, 55 Spradlin, 60 Grimes, 75 Manor
COMMENTARY CREW Jim Hill and John Dockery
GAME HIGHLIGHTS         Click on the boxes below to watch the clip James Wilder opened the scoring for the Tampa Bay offense Of course Kevin House got himself involved with a score of his own Mark Cotney had an interception for the second straight week