WON - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 12 Minnesota Vikings 10
A strong game by Doug Williams carried the Buccaneers despite an anemic rushing attack.
Both teams later complained about officiating errors and the malfunctioning game clock. The Metropolitan Stadium 30-second clock failed for the second week in a row, as did both regulation clocks.
The Buccaneers survived a last-minute drive by the Vikings in which quarterback Tommy Kramer was penalized for throwing a pass from beyond the line of scrimmage, which helped to keep the Vikings out of field goal range. Curtis Jordan sealed the victory by deflecting Kramer's last-second Hail Mary pass. Kramer later admitted to being aware of having crossed the line of scrimmage, but had hoped that the officials would miss it as they had missed so many other penalties in the game.
- REFEREE: Jim Turney
- UMPIRE: Pat Medier
- LINE JUDGE: Dale Karner
- HEAD LINESMAN: Burl Hoter
- BACK JUDGE: Pat Brandnt
- FIELD JUDGE: Dick Dolack
- SIDE JUDGE: Dick McKenzi
- VIKINGS: 06:17-1Q Miller 1 run (Danmeier kick)
- VIKINGS: 06:25-2Q Danmeier FG36
- BUCCANEERS: 02:18-2Q Owens 56 pass from Williams (O'Donoghue kick)
- VIKINGS: 00:29-2Q White 21 pass from Tarkenton (Danmeier kick)
- VIKINGS: 14:09-4Q McNeill 16 blocked punt return (Danmeier kick)
- SE: #81 I. Hagins
- LT: #75 D. Reavis
- LG: #64 G. Horton
- C: #50 S. Wilson
- TG: #61 G. Roberts
- RT: #73 C. Hannah
- TE: #88 J. Giles
- FL: #85 M. Owens
- QB: #12 D. Williams
- RB: #43 J. Eckwood
- RB: #42 R. Bell
- LE: #68 G. Yarno
- NT: #76 D. Pear
- RE: #63 L. Selmon
- LOLB: #57 D. Lewis
- LILB: #61 D. Selmon
- RILB: #54 R. Wood
- ROLB: #56 C. Johnson
- LCB: #45 J. White
- RCB: #40 M. Washington
- SS: #33 M. Cotney
- FS: #34 C. Brown
- 6 O'Donoghue, 16 Blanchard, 23 Ragsdale, 25 Jordan, 27 T Davis, 36 Berns, 38 J Davis, 44 Cesare, 46 Reece, 51 Nafziger, 53 Bonness, 55 Brown , 66 Yarno, 69 Austin, 70 Carlton, 74 Sanders, 77 Kollar, 79 Lewis, 84 Jones, 86 Obradovich, 87 Mucker
DID NOT PLAY
- 14 Fusina,15 Rae
- BUCCANEERS: Bell 19-75, Eckwood 19-28, Williams 2-(-1).
- VIKINGS: T.Brown 20-85, Kramer 3-22, Foreman 2-3, Young 8-1.
- BUCCANEERS: Williams 25-12-267-0-0.
- VIKINGS: Kramer 36-22-223-1-1.
- BUCCANEERS: Hagins 5-149, Giles 2-43, Owens 2-36, Eckwood 2-25, Bell 1-14.
- VIKINGS: Rashad 7-117, Young 6-45, Brown 6-35, LeCount 1-17, Tucker 1-7, Voight 1-2.
- BUCCANEERS: Washington 1-15.
- VIKINGS: none.
- BUCCANEERS: Nafziger 1-17, Ragsdale 1-0.
- VIKINGS: Edwards 3-58, Voight 1-0.
- BUCCANEERS: Reece 3-8.
- VIKINGS: Edwards 4-45.
- BUCCANEERS: Chambers 2.5-2, L.Selmon 1-1, Lewis 0.5-1.
- VIKINGS: Marshall 1-9.