Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6 Minnesota Vikings 10
Sunday 26 October 1997 at Houlihan's Stadium
MIN 4:06-3Q Murray FG28
MIN 0:28-3Q Evans 1 run (Murray kick)
TB 4:49-4Q Anthony 2 pass from Dilfer (kick failed)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
BUCS: Dunn 10-39, Alstott 6-8, Dilfer 2-5.
VIKINGS: Hoard 18-40, Smith 11-30, Evans 4-17, Williams 1-4, B.Johnson 1-3.
PASSING
BUCS: Dilfer 29-15-188-0-1.
VIKINGS: B.Johnson 29-20-230-0-0.
RECEIVING
BUCS: Anthony 5-92, Moore 2-35, Williams 2-22, Dunn 2-19, Copeland 2-14, Alstott 2-6.
VIKINGS: Carter 7-80, Reed 3-46, Walsh 2-30, DeLong 2-29, Glover 2-26, Smith 2-10, Goodwin 1-5, Hoard 1-4.
INTERCEPTIONS
BUCS: none.
VIKINGS: none.
KICK RETURNS
BUCS: Anthony 2-42, Ellison 1-12.
VIKINGS: none.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: Williams 4-17, Dunn 1-6.
VIKINGS: Palmer 5-84.
SACKS
BUCS: Sapp 1-10, Ahanotu 1-6.
VIKINGS: Smith 2-10, Rudd 1-1.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
Minnesota made the game’s biggest play in the third quarter when David Palmer returned a Sean Landeta punt 57 yards to the Bucs’ eight. to set up a one-yard run by Charles Evans that was ruled a touchdown amid some dispute.

The Bucs fought back on their next possession, marching 77 yards in just nine plays. Anthony got the ball in the end zone on a two-yard catch on third-and- goal, however the PAT was no good and the Bucs remained down by four. A final desperation pass fell incomplete in the end zone from the Viking 24-yard line.
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Rick Stroud reports from Houlihan's Stadium
Where has the Buccaneer offense gone?
Michael Husted could just, well, kick himself
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT74 Gruber LDE72 Ahanotu
LG60 Pyne NT77 Culpepper
C61 Mayberry UT99 Sapp
RG64 Diaz RDE94 White
RT70 Odom WLB55 Brooks
WR85 Anthony MLB56 Nickerson
WR88 Copeland SLB59 Porter
TE80 Harris LCB21 Abraham
FB40 Alstott SS47 Lynch
RB28 Dunn FS22 Mincy
QB12 Dilfer RCB27 Parker
SUBSTITUTIONS
4 Walsh, 5 Husted, 7 Landeta, 23 Bouie, 25 Johnson, 29 Gant, 31 Young, 32 Rhett, 37 Ellison, 45 Legette, 50 Gooch, 52 Bellisari, 53 Quarles, 69 Pierson, 71 Wunsch, 73 Middleton, 75 Curry, 78 Jones, 82 Hape, 83 Moore, 84 Thomas, 86 Williams, 90 Maniecki, 97 Jackson
DID NOT PLAY
INACTIVE
13 Milanovich, 20 Barber, 24 Robinson, 51 Singleton, 65 Dogins, 87 Davis, 91 Upshaw