Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7 Minnesota Vikings 26
Sunday 8 December 1985 at the Metrodome
MIN10:30-1Q Stenerud FG24
MIN4:04-1Q Stenerud FG24
MIN8:51-2Q Nelson 1 run (Stenerud kick)
MIN3:42-2Q Stenerud FG25
MIN12:03-3Q Stenerud FG35
TB6:34-3Q Magee 7 pass from Young (Igwebuike kick)
MIN 3:25-4Q Brown 8 run (Stenerud kick)

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.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
Click here for the gamebook and the play-by-play
I remember this one as someone in the early days of the Bucs UK 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.
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT66 Yarno LDE78 Cannon
LG68 Mallory NT76 Logan
C60 Grimes RDE90 Holmes
RG62 Farrell LOLB54 Randle
RT73 Heller LILB58 Davis
WR89 House RILB52 Brantley
WR87 Carter ROLB51 Washington
TE88 Giles LCB23 Castille
TE86 Magee SS31 Curry
RB32 Wilder FS44 Sully
QB8 Young RCB21 Holt
SUBSTITUTIONS
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
INACTIVE