Tampa Bay Buccaneers 37 Green Bay Packers 3 Sunday 22 November 1981 at Tampa Stadium CBS COMMENTARY CREW Lindsay Nelson and Fred Biletnikoff
This was the then-biggest win in franchise history as the Bucs took advantage of four interceptions to race to a 27-0 half-time lead. Cedric Brown returned a pick for a score for the second straight week, and Bill Capece set a then-team record with a 51-yard field goal. Even back-up QB Chuck Fusina came off the bench to throw his only TD in Buccaneer colours. James Owens, who remains the only Buccaneer ever to have won an Olympic medal, had his best-ever day as a Buccaneer.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 74 Sanders DE 77 Kollar LG 72 Snell DT 76 Logan C 50 Wilson DE 65 Stalls RG 61 Roberts LOLB 59 Hawkins RT 73 Hannah LILB 56 Johnson TE 88 Giles RILB 54 Wood WR 83 Bell ROLB 53 Green WR 89 House LCB 41 Thomas FB 32 Wilder RCB 40 Washington RB 43 Eckwood SS 20 Colzie QB 12 Williams FS 34 Brown PLAYED 3 Capece, 9 Swider, 14 Fusina, 21 Holt, 26 Owens, 27 T Davis, 42 R Bell, 44 Cesare, 45 Mitchell, 51 Nafziger, 52 Brantley, 57 Lewis, 62 Leonard, 63 Selmon, 68 Yarno, 70 Hutchinson, 75 Reavis, 79 Campbell, 84 Jones, 86 Obradovich, 87 Carter, 90 White DID NOT PLAY 10 Ford
GAME SCORING TB 6:49-1Q Capece FG47 TB 14:46-2Q Brown 81 interception return (Capece kick) TB 10:20-2Q Owens 35 run (Capece kick) TB 1:55-2Q T.Bell 7 pass from Williams (Capece kick) TB 0:40-2Q Capece FG30 TB 13:38-2Q Capece FG51 GB 9:58-4Q Stenerud FG53 TB 2:26-4Q Giles 2 pass from Fusina (Capece kick)
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Owens 16-112, R.Bell 7-27, Wilder 8-25, Eckwood 6-22, Williams 3- 13, Fusina 1-7, T.Davis 1-3, House 1-1. PACKERS: Ellis 12-55, Huckleby 6-15, Jensen 2-0. PASSING BUCS: Williams 23-12-148-1-1, Fusina 1-1-2-0-1. PACKERS: Campbell 30-15-168-4-0, Whitehurst 8-6-55-0-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Giles 4-53, Owens 4-44, Wilder 2-22, House 1-13, R.Bell 1-11, T.Bell 1-7. PACKERS: Ellis 11-76, Lofton 6-102, Coffman 2-35, Jefferson 2-10. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Brown 2-131, Holt 1-13, Colzie 1-6. PACKERS: Lee 1-0. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Holt 1-29. PACKERS: McCoy 4-82, Huckleby 1-17. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Holt 2-61. PACKERS: none. SACKS BUCS: Stalls 1-11, Colzie 1-0. PACKERS: Turner 1-11, Butler 1-1.
VIDEO CLIPS Cedric Brown’s 81-yard scoring return was the first touchdown Theo Bell had the only receiving TD thrown by Doug Williams Back-up QB Chuck Fusina threw his only Buc scoring pass