Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7 Minnesota Vikings 26 Sunday 8 December 1985 at the Metrodome
SCORING MIN 10:30-1Q Stenerud FG24 MIN 4:04-1Q Stenerud FG24 MIN 8:51-2Q Nelson 1 run (Stenerud kick) MIN 3:42-2Q Stenerud FG25 MIN 12:03-3Q Stenerud FG35 TB 6:34-3Q Magee 7 pass from Young (Igwebuike kick) MIN 3:25-4Q Brown 8 run (Stenerud kick)
I remember this one as someone in the early days of the British support got the game on tape and offered to show it on an American format video where he worked in London.   I went up there only to find it was recorded on long-play and his machine couldn't view it - doh! Probably just as well as the Bucs got well beaten.  Three lost fumbles, three interceptions, three sacks - the defense gave up 474 yards in total offense and only Steve Young's first NFL touchdown was worth noting in the end.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Wilder 25-94, Young 8-53, Springs 1-4. VIKINGS: Brown 15-79, Nelson 17-69, Kramer 3-11, Anderson 3-6. PASSING BUCS: Young 32-13-187-3-1. VIKINGS: Kramer 36-21-309-2-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Magee 4-62, T.Bell 3-28, Wilder 2-33, Springs 1-22, Giles 1-21, House 1-14, Carter 1-7. VIKINGS: Jones 4-104, Jordan 4-50, Carter 3-45, White 3-31, Nelson 3-25, Anderson 2-3, Brown 1-28, Mularkey 1-23. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Johnson 1-12, Castille 1-0. VIKINGS: Teal 1-6, Doleman 1-5, Newton 1-0. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Freeman 6-122, Springs 1-26. VIKINGS: Rhymes 2-59. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: none. VIKINGS: Carter 3-23. SACKS BUCS: none. VIKINGS: Millard 2-8, Newton 1-3.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 66 Yarno DE 78 Cannon LG 68 Mallory DT 76 Logan C 60 Grimes DE 90 Holmes RG 62 Farrell LOLB 54 Randle RT 73 Heller LILB 58 Davis TE 88 Giles RILB 52 Brantley TE 86 Magee ROLB 51 Washington WR 87 Carter LCB 23 Castille WR 89 House RCB 21 Holt RB 32 Wilder SS 31 Curry QB 8 Young FS 44 Sully PLAYED 1 Igwebuike, 5 Garcia, 7 Risher, 20 Springs, 24 Prior, 26 Easmon, 30 Greenwood, 40 Armstrong, 50 Wilson, 55 D Johnson, 56 C Johnson, 57 Browner, 64 Shearin, 67 Morgan, 71 Studaway, 72 Courson, 75 Lindstrom, 79 Kaplan, 80 Dunn, 81 Freeman, 83 T Bell, 85 Witte DID NOT PLAY 17 DeBerg, 50 Wilson
COMMENTARY CREW Tim Ryan and Dan Jiggetts
GAME HIGHLIGHTS           Click on the boxes below to watch the clip The third quarter saw five turnovers within a space of 10 plays - here is Cecil Johnson’s interception Calvin Magee scored the Buccaneer touchdown James Wilder’s 28-yard run was a brief offensive highlight for the Bucs