Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27  Minnesota Vikings 24 Sunday 1 November 1980 at Raymond James Stadium
SCORING TB 7:45-1Q Dunn 10 run (Husted kick) MIN 3:01-1Q Smith 9 run (Anderson kick) TB 10:47-2Q Anthony 12 pass from Dilfer (Husted kick) MIN 4:16-2Q Reed 44 pass from Cunningham (Anderson kick) TB 0:36-2Q Husted FG29 MIN 0:07-2Q Anderson FG44 MIN 9:23-3Q Reed 1 pass from Cunningham (Anderson kick) TB 11:47-4Q Husted FG38 TB 5:48-4Q Alstott 6 run (Husted kick)
Almost every year under Tony Dungy, the Vikings came to town when the Bucs were struggling. Every year, the Bucs turned them over and played like world-beaters. This was the only loss the Vikings had in the 1998 regular season, going 15-1 and only losing to Atlanta in the Championship game. The offense was fantastic and the Bucs didn't have to punt once, only the second time in team history this had happened.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Alstott 19-128, Dunn 18-115, Anthony 1-2, Dilfer 3-1. VIKINGS: Smith 13-46, Cunningham 4-15, Evans 1-7, Hoard 1-2. PASSING BUCS: Dilfer 22-11-132-0-1. VIKINGS: Cunningham 25-21-291-1-2 RECEIVING BUCS: Anthony 5-65, Dunn 4-49, Emanuel 1-15, Neal 1-3. VIKINGS: Reed 6-117, Smith 5-28, Glover 2-55, Moss 2-52, Carter 2-13, DeLong 1-8, Palmer 1-8, Goodwin 1-7, Hoard 1-3 INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Brooks 1-25. VIKINGS: none. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Anthony 2-79. VIKINGS: Palmer 5-96. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Green 2-10. VIKINGS: none. SACKS BUCS: Culpepper 1-11, Barber 1-10. VIKINGS: none.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 74 Gruber DE 97 Jackson LG 64 Diaz DT 77 Culpepper C 61 Mayberry DT 99 Sapp RG 73 Middleton DE 91 Upshaw RT 70 Odom LLB 50 Gooch TE 83 Moore MLB 56 Nickerson WR 85 Anthony RLB 55 Brooks WR 87 Emanuel LCB 20 Barber FB 40 Alstott RCB 25 Kelly RB 28 Dunn SS 47 Lynch QB 12 Dilfer FS 22 Mincy PLAYED 5 Husted, 6 Barnhardt, 23 Bouie, 31 Young, 33 Vance, 37 Ellison, 41 Neal, 51 Singleton, 53 Quarles, 54 Palmer, 59 Duncan, 69 Pierson, 71 Wunsch, 78 Jones, 80 Davis, 81 Green, 82 Hape, 84 Thomas, 86 Williams, 94 White, 98 Cannida DID NOT PLAY 4 Walsh, 65 Dogins INACTIVES 13 Milanovich, 21 Abraham, 26 Abdullah, 27 Parker, 75 Washington, 88 Hunter, 90 Maniecki, 98 Mix
COMMENTARY CREW Dick Stockton and Matt Millen