Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24 Minnesota Vikings 13 Sunday 13 October 1996 at Tampa Stadium
SCORING MIN 0:29-1Q Smith 26 run (Sisson kick) TB 6:29-3Q Thomas 31 pass from Dilfer (Husted kick) TB 3:25-3Q Sisson FG33 MIN 13:54-4Q Alstott 12 pass from Dilfer (Husted kick) TB 9:19-4Q Thomas 11 pass from Dilfer (Husted kick) MIN 3:38-4Q Sisson FG32 TB 0:43-4Q Husted FG35
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.   Trent Dilfer threw a pair of touchdown passes to unheralded receiver Robb Thomas and then the offense controlled the clock late in the game.
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. VIKINGS: Ismail 1-20, Palmer 1-20, Lee 1-17. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Silvan 1-11. VIKINGS: Palmer 3-5. SACKS BUCS: Sapp 1.5-8.5, Ahanotu 1-11, Upshaw 0.5-2.5. VIKINGS: Edwards 1-10.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 74 Gruber DE 72 Ahanotu LG 60 Pyne DT 77 Culpepper C 61 Mayberry DT 99 Sapp RG 62 Beckles DE 73 Upshaw RT 79 Riesenberg LLB 51 Marts TE 81 Harris MLB 56 Nickerson WR 80 Harper RLB 55 Brooks WR 85 Hawkins LCB 35 Mayhew FB 40 Alstott RCB 39 DImry RB 41 Brooks SS 47 Lynch QB 12 Dilfer FS 25 Johnson PLAYED 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
COMMENTARY CREW Eric Clemons and Scott Case