Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24  Minnesota Vikings 17 Monday 5 December 1999 at Raymond James Stadium
SCORING TB 13:31-1Q Abraham 55 interception return (Gramatica kick) TB 14:52-2Q Gramatica FG20 MIN 5:52-2Q Hoard 1 run (Anderson kick) MIN 0:27-2Q Carter 1 pass from George (Anderson kick) TB 7:14-3Q Green 29 pass from King (Gramatica kick) TB 11:46-4Q Moore 1 pass from King (Gramatica kick) MIN 5:50-4Q Anderson FG34
It was only Monday Night Football, nothing much for rookie Shaun King to worry about making his first start. Donnie Abraham gave him the perfect start by picking off a Jeff George slant pass whilst on a corner blitz, and King threw two second half TDs to give the Bucs their fourth win in a row.   "Shaun did a good job of taking what was available," Tony Dungy said. "He's one of the most composed guys on the team."
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Alstott 23-95, King 4-8. VIKINGS: Smith 19-78, Hoard 3-9, George 2-6. PASSING BUCS: King 19-11-93-1-2. VIKINGS: George 45-26-271-2-1. RECEIVING BUCS: Green 5-70, Emanuel 2-12, Williams 1-5, Abdullah 1-3, Alstott 1-2, Moore 1-1. VIKINGS: Reed 6-63, Hoard 6-61, Carter 6-42, Smith 5-68, Moss 2-32, Glover 1-5. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Abraham 2-55. VIKINGS: Griffith 1-0. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Anthony 3-63, K.Williams 1-15. VIKINGS: Murphy 4-80, M.Williams 1-22. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Williams 2-0. VIKINGS: Murphy 4-21. SACKS BUCS: Culpepper 2-14, Barber 1-10. VIKINGS: Doleman 2-6.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 74 Gruber DE 72 Ahanotu LG 65 Dogins DT 77 Culpepper C 61 Mayberry DT 99 Sapp RG 73 Middleton DE 94 White RT 71 Wunsch LB 55 Brooks TE 83 Moore LB 56 Nickerson WR 81 Green DB 25 Kelly WR 87 Emanuel LCB 21 Abraham FB 40 Alstott RCB 20 Barber RB 27 Abdullah SS 47 Lynch QB 10 King FS 24 Robinson PLAYED 3 Royals, 7 Gramatica, 30 Smith, 34 Jackson, 43 McLeod, 50 Gooch, 51 Singleton, 53 Quarles, 58 Davis, 59 Duncan, 68 Unutoa, 69 Pierson, 75 Washington, 78 Jones, 80 Davis, 82 Hape, 85 Anthony, 86 Williams, 92 McFarland, 95 McLaughlin DID NOT PLAY 15 Zeier, 64 Diaz, 84 McDonald INACTIVES 12 Dilfer, 13 Milanovich, 28 Dunn, 31 Young, 66 Blackman, 79 Hegamin, 97 Jackson, 98 Cannida
COMMENTARY CREW Al Michaels and Boomer Esiason