Tampa Bay Buccaneers 28 Minnesota Vikings 14
Sunday 14 September 1997 at the Metrodome
MIN 1:49-1Q Davis FG25
TB 13:50-2Q Harris 5 pass from Dilfer (Husted kick)
TB 3:57-2Q Alstott 1 run (Husted kick)
TB 9:16-3Q Copeland 27 pass from Dilfer (Husted kick)
MIN 4:37-3Q Davis FG25
TB 12:29-4Q Dunn 52 run (Husted kick)
MIN 0:28-4Q Carter 30 pass from Johnson (Johnson run)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
BUCS: Dunn 16-101, Alstott 8-29, Rhett 8-28, Anthony 1-26, Dilfer 4-7.
VIKINGS: Smith 10-54, Johnson 2-16, Evans 1-4, Hoard 2-(-2).
PASSING
BUCS: Dilfer 20-15-192-0-2.
VIKINGS: Johnson 44-29-334-0-1.
RECEIVING
BUCS: Anthony 4-58, Copeland 3-85, Harris 3-13, Thomas 2-26, Alstott 2-9, Dunn 1-1.
VIKINGS: Reed 6-131, Carter 6-69, Smith 6-27, Evans 5-53, Walsh 2-29, Hoard 2-8, Palmer 1-10, DeLong 1-7.
INTERCEPTIONS
BUCS: none.
VIKINGS: none.
KICK RETURNS
BUCS: Dunn 3-63.
VIKINGS: Palmer 4-58.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: Dunn 3-39, Williams 0-0.
VIKINGS: Team 2-14.
SACKS
BUCS: Ahanotu 1-11, Brooks 1-7, Jackson 0.5-3, Upshaw 0.5-3.
VIKINGS: Rudd 1-7.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
Warrick Dunnís 101 yards led a 191-yard ground outburst. Mike Alstott scored the most memorable touchdown in Buc history, on a third-effort one-yard TD run in which he bounced off a failed dive over the middle, faked out one Viking defender and bowled backwards over two more for the score. The win was sealed when Dunn took a delayed handoff into the middle, eluded several tacklers and broke it outside for a 52-yard TD run.
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Rick Stroud reports from the Metrodome
Trent Dilfer - playing to win
The defense bends a little but still wins
Finding comfort in the redzone
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT74 Gruber LDE72 Ahanotu
LG60 Pyne NT77 Culpepper
C61 Mayberry UT99 Sapp
RG64 Diaz RDE91 Upshaw
RT70 Odom WLB55 Brooks
WR85 Anthony MLB56 Nickerson
WR88 Copeland SLB59 Porter
TE80 Harris LCB21 Abraham
FB40 Alstott SS47 Lynch
RB28 Dunn FS25 Johnson
QB12 Dilfer RCB27 Parker
SUBSTITUTIONS
5 Husted, 6 Barnhardt, 22 Mincy, 23 Bouie, 26 Rusk, 29 Gant, 32 Rhett, 37 Ellison, 45 Legette, 50 Gooch, 52 Bellisari, 53 Quarles, 69 Pierson, 71 Wunsch, 73 Middleton, 78 Jones, 82 Hape, 83 Moore, 84 Thomas, 86 Williams, 94 White, 97 Jackson
DID NOT PLAY
4 Walsh
INACTIVE
13 Milanovich, 19 Hunter, 20 Barber, 51 Singleton, 65 Dogins, 75 Curry, 87 Davis, 90 Maniecki