Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17  Minnesota Vikings 23 Sunday 15 November 1987        at the Metrodome
SCORING TB 11:02-2Q Magee 20 pass from DeBerg (Igwebuike kick) MIN 6:58-2Q Nelson FG29 MIN 0:11-2Q Nelson FG27 MIN 10:58-3Q Fenney 1 run (Nelson kick) TB 6:54-3Q Igwebuike FG26 MIN 0:03-3Q Nelson FG26 MIN 10:56-4Q Jordan 2 pass from Kramer (Nelson kick) TB 7:55-4Q Freeman 64 pass from DeBerg (Igwebuike kick)
Steve DeBerg brought the Bucs back with the longest pass play of the season to Phil Freeman, and then had Tampa inside Viking territory in a bid for the winning TD but was picked off by Wymon Henderson at the Minnesota 25-yard line.  James Wilder did not have a rushing attempt for the only time in his Buc career. Ray Isom started his first game for the Bucs and came up with an interception of Tommy Kramer.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: BUCS: Smith 8-16, DeBerg 1-(-1). VIKINGS: Nelson 17-103, Fenney 9-40, Wilson 3-33, Dozier 6- 28, Rice 10-22, Kramer 2-(-2). OPPONENTS: PASSING BUCS: DeBerg 37-22-284-1-2. VIKINGS: Wilson 19-8-97-0-0, Kramer 9-4-30-1-1. RECEIVING BUCS: Magee 6-65, Smith 5-47, Wilder 5-38, Carter 3-56, Freeman 2-76, Carrier 1-2. VIKINGS: Carter 3-37, Jordan 3-28, Lewis 2-27, Rice 2-21, Jones 1-12, Fenney 1-2. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Isom 1-29. VIKINGS: Henderson 1-17. KICK RETURNS BUCS: J.Smith 3-43, Futrell 1-40. VIKINGS:  Guggemos 3-94, Rice 1-18. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Futrell 2-24. VIKINGS:  Lewis 4-56. SACKS BUCS: Kellin 1-8, Moss 0.5-6.5, Washington 0.5-6.5. VIKINGS:  Doleman 2-20, Browner 1-11, Martin 1-9, Team 1-0.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 77 Maarleveld LDE 78 Cannon LG 66 Yarno NT 94 Stensrud C 60 Grimes RDE 90 Holmes RG 68 Mallory LOLB 51 Washington RT 73 Heller LILB 58 Davis TE 86 Magee RILB 54 Randle WR 87 Carter ROLB 57 Moss WR 81 Freeman LCB 29 Reynolds FB 35 Smith RCB 22 Jones RB 32 Wilder SS 33 Kemp QB 17 DeBerg FS 28 Isom PLAYED 1 Igwebuike, 5 Garcia, 23 Anderson, 24 Tripoli, 25 Howard, 31 Gordon, 36 Futrell, 50 Turk, 52 Brantley, 56 Walker, 59 Murphy, 70 Swayne, 74 Powell, 75 Kellin, 79 Goode, 82 Hall, 83 Miller, 84 Hill, 89 Carrier, 93 Sileo DID NOT PLAY 11 Shula, 14 Testaverde, 42 Bartalo INACTIVES 20 Woods, 32 Gladman, 80 S Holloway. 85 G.Taylor, 91 Gant
COMMENTARY CREW James Brown and Dan Jiggetts
GAME HIGHLIGHTS        Click on the boxes below to watch the clip Steve DeBerg found Calvin Magee for the opening score Ray Isom returned an interception deep into Minnesota territory Phil Freeman’s long touchdown reception came off a deflection by a Viking defender