Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13  Minnesota Vikings 45 Sunday 30 November 1986 at the Metrodome
SCORING MIN 12:25-1Q Jordan 36 pass from Wilson (C Nelson kick) TB 6:19-2Q Igwebuike FG39 MIN 3:11-2Q Rice 4 pass from Wilson (C Nelson kick) TB 0:04-2Q Igwebuike FG53 MIN 8:09-3Q Anderson 23 pass from Wilson (C Nelson kick) MIN 13:21-4Q D Nelson 5 run (C Nelson kick) MIN 7:08-4Q Anderson 1 run (C Nelson kick) MIN 4:00-4Q C Nelson FG53 MIN 3:41-4Q Brown 1 run (C Nelson kick) TB 1:43-4Q Heller 1 pass from DeBerg (Igwebuike kick)
Three second half drives of 80 yards plus killed off any hopes of a Buc victory in the Metrodome and the game got totally out of control in the fourth quarter.   Tackle-eligible Ron Heller caught a TD on his only Buc career reception right at the end of the blowout.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Wilder 17-51, Young 5-35, Howard 1-8, Springs 1-7, DeBerg 1-0. VIKINGS: Brown 10-74, D.Nelson 8-29, Anderson 7-16, Rice 2-2. PASSING BUCS: Young 23-14-113-1-0, DeBerg 6-5-75-0-1. VIKINGS: Wilson 33-22-339-0-3, Bono 1-1-3-0-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Wilder 8-49, Magee 4-75, Freeman 2-32, Springs 2-11, Williams 1-11, Carter 1-9, Heller 1-1. VIKINGS: Jordan 7-97, Carter 3-58, Jones 3-47, Rice 3-39, Nelson 2-27, Brown 2-19, Anderson 1-23, Gustafson 1-18, Lewis 1-14. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. VIKINGS: Harris 1-14. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Freeman 3-45, Walker 2-32, Allen 1-21, Heflin 1-15, Franklin 1-4. VIKINGS:  Bess 1-28, Rice 1-23. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Futrell 2-0. VIKINGS: Bess 2-9. SACKS BUCS: none. VIKINGS: Doleman 1-10, Martin 1-10, Studwell 1-2.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 72 Taylor DE 71 Nelson LG 66 Yarno DT 76 Logan C 60 Grimes DE 90 Holmes RG 62 Farrell LOLB 57 Browner RT 73 Heller LILB 58 Davis TE 86 Magee RILB 52 Brantley WR 87 Carter ROLB 51 Washington WR 81 Freeman LCB 21 McKeever RB 20 Springs RCB 22 Jones RB 32 Wilder SS 44 Sully QB 8 Young FS 31 Curry PLAYED 1 Igwebuike, 5 Garcia, 17 DeBerg, 23 Castille, 25 Howard, 28 Allen, 35 Franklin, 36 Futrell, 37 K Walker, 41 Swoope, 54 Randle, 56 J Walker, 59 Murphy, 67 Morgan, 68 Mallory, 75 Kellin, 77 Maarleveld, 80 Williams, 84 Heflin, 85 Dunn, 98 Keys DID NOT PLAY 64 Robinson, 83 Gillespie
COMMENTARY CREW Tom Brookshier and Dick Vermiel
GAME HIGHLIGHTS           Click on the boxes below to watch the clip Ron Heller scored on his only NFL reception on a tackle-eligible play So the only other highlights were Donald Igwebuike’s 55-yard fieldgoal for a career long And his other fieldgoal was from a more reasonable distance on a disappointing day all round