Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24 Minnesota Vikings 13
Sunday 13 October 1996 at Tampa Stadium
MIN0:29-1Q Smith 26 run (Sisson kick)
TB6:29-3Q Thomas 31 pass from Dilfer (Husted kick)
TB3:25-3Q Sisson FG33
MIN13:54-4Q Alstott 12 pass from Dilfer (Husted kick)
TB9:19-4Q Thomas 11 pass from Dilfer (Husted kick)
MIN3:38-4Q Sisson FG32
TB 0:43-4Q Husted FG35

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
BUCS: Brooks 20-45, Alstott 8-16, Dilfer 1-8, Ellison 2-7.
VIKINGS: Smith 18-133, Lee 1-7, Evans 1-0, Moon 1-(-1).
PASSING
BUCS: Dilfer 35-22-218-0-3.
VIKINGS: Moon 34-22-277-1-0.
RECEIVING
BUCS: Thomas 5-73, Harris 5-38, Hawkins 5-33, Alstott 3-33, Harper 2-22, Ellison 2-19.
VIKINGS: Reed 5-89, Lee 5-32, Carter 3-63, Jordan 3-23, Ismail 2-48, Walsh 2-15, Palmer 1-4, DeLong 1-3.
INTERCEPTIONS
BUCS: Johnson 1-24.
VIKINGS: none.
KICK RETURNS
BUCS: Silvan 2-42.
OPPONENTS: Ismail 1-20, Palmer 1-20, Lee 1-17.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: Silvan 1-11.
OPPONENTS: Palmer 3-5.
SACKS
BUCS: Sapp 1.5-8.5, Ahanotu 1-11, Upshaw 0.5-2.5.
OPPONENTS: Edwards 1-10.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
Click here for the gamebook and the play-by-play
Click here for Nick Pugliese's game review
Click here for David Whitley's morning-after column
Rick Stroud's lead story from Houlihan's Stadium
Real Bucs were just perfect
Dungy soaks up glory of first coaching win
No doubting Thomas after two touchdowns
Tony Dungy earned his first NFL victory as his Buccaneer squad took down Minnesota, the team for which Dungy had served as defensive coordinator the previous four years.
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT74 Gruber LDE72 Ahanotu
LG60 Pyne UT77 Culpepper
C61 Mayberry DT99 Sapp
RG62 Beckles RDE73 Upshaw
RT79 Riesenberg LLB51 Marts
TE81 Harris MLB56 Nickerson
WR80 Harper RLB55 Brooks
WR85 Hawkins LCB35 Mayhew
FB40 Alstott SS47 Lynch
RB41 Brooks FS25 Johnson
QB12 Dilfer RCB39 Dimry
SUBSTITUTIONS
5 Husted, 6 Barnhardt, 21 Abraham, 23 Bouie, 29 Gant, 37 Ellison, 43 Johnson, 45 Legette, 50 Gooch, 54 Stephens, 70 Odom, 71 Adams, 78 Jones, 82 Tate, 83 Moore, 84 Thomas, 86 Williams, 87 Silvan, 93 DuBose, 97 Jackson
DID NOT PLAY
11 Weldon, 64 Diaz, 68 Crisman, 91 Smith
INACTIVE
13 Milanovich, 22 Mincy, 27 Austin, 34 Thompson, 69 Pierson, 75 Curry, 90 Maniecki