Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 Minnesota Vikings 23 Sunday 14 September 1986 at Tampa Stadium
SCORING MIN 11:17-1Q Doleman 59 interception return (Nelson kick) MIN 10:07-1Q Nelson FG31 TB 3:09-1Q Igwebuike FG37 MIN 13:30-2Q Mularkey 10 pass from Kramer TB 0:31-2Q Giles 1 pass from DeBerg (Igwebuike kick) MIN 14:52-4Q Nelson FG35 MIN 6:23-4Q Nelson FG27
Five minutes into the game, it was 10-0 Minnesota thanks to another Steve DeBerg interception, and a James Wilder fumble that led to a fieldgoal.   The Bucs did battle back to get within a score, but two late Minnesota drives kept the Bucs off the field and put the result beyond doubt.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Wilder 18-48, Springs 12-35. VIKINGS: Nelson 19-76, Anderson 8-26, Rice 5-19, Kramer 1-3, Wilson 1-0, Lewis 1-(-2). PASSING BUCS: DeBerg 28-18-181-2-1. VIKINGS: Kramer 21-9-130-0-1, Rice 1-0-0-0-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Wilder 6-73, Carter 4-31, Giles 4-31, Springs 2-11, House 1-18, Magee 1-17. VIKINGS: Rice 3-55, Jordan 2-18, Nelson 1-20, Jones 1-17, Mularkey 1-10, Anderson 1-10. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. VIKINGS: Doleman 1-59, Harris 1-27. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Wonsley 3-61, Freeman 2-35. VIKINGS:  Rhymes 1-28. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Futrell 2-13. VIKINGS:  Bess 3-17. SACKS BUCS: Holmes 1-16, Browner 1-6. VIKINGS: Millard 1-10, Howard 1-8, Newton 1-7.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 74 Powell DE 78 Cannon 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 88 Giles RILB 52 Brantley WR 89 House ROLB 51 Washington WR 87 Carter LCB 23 Castille TE 86 Magee RCB 22 Jones RB 32 Wilder SS 41 Swoope QB 17 DeBerg FS 44 Sully PLAYED 1 Igwebuike, 5 Garcia, 20 Springs, 21 McKeever, 26 Easmon, 31 Curry, 34 Boatner, 36 Futrell, 46 Wonsley, 54 Randle, 56 Walker, 59 Murphy, 67 Morgan, 68 Mallory, 71 Nelson, 72 Taylor, 77 Maarleveld, 80 Williams, 81 Freeman, 82 Bell, 98 Keys DID NOT PLAY 8 Young, 84 Harris
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GAME HIGHLIGHTS           Click on the boxes below to watch the clip He was not aware of it at the time but Jimmie Giles had the final touchdown of his Buc career in this game Ron Holmes had a big sack in the third quarter The other Tampa Bay sack was recorded by Keith Browner