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Sunday, October 26, 1997 - Home Game

LOSS - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 06 Minnesota Vikings 10

The first half was scoreless. Late in the third quarter, Minnesota had a 57-yard punt return which set up the first touchdown of the game. The Vikings held on to win 10–6.

GAMEDAY BRIEF

  • WEATHER: Clear - 84°F. - Humidity 75% - Wind S.W. 12mph Wind Chill 81°F.
  • OFFICALS
    • REFEREE: Johnny Grier
    • UMPIRE: Jim Quirk
    • LINE JUDGE: Mark Steinkerchner
    • SIDE JUDGE: Dean Look
    • HEAD LINESMAN: John Schleyer
    • BACK JUDGE: Duke Carroll
    • FIELD JUDGE: Bob Waggoner
    • REPLAY OFFICIAL: not documented
    SCORING
    • VIKINGS: 04:06-3Q Murray FG28
    • VIKINGS: 00:28-3Q Evans 1 run (Murray kick)
    • BUCCANEERS: 04:49-4Q Anthony 2 pass from Dilfer (kick failed)
    STARTERS OFFENSE
    • WR: #85 R. Anthony
    • LT: #74 P. Gruber
    • LG: #60 J. Pyne
    • C: #61 T. Mayberry
    • RG: #64 J. Diaz
    • RT: #70 J. Odom
    • TE: #81 J. Harris
    • WR: #88 H. Copeland
    • QB: #12 T. Dilfer
    • RB: #28 W. Dunn
    • FB: #40 M. Alstott
    STARTERS DEFENSE
    • LE: #72 C. Ahanotu
    • NT: #77 B. Culpepper
    • UT: #99 W. Sapp
    • RE: #94 S. White
    • SLB: #59 R. Porter
    • MLB: #56 H. Nickerson
    • WLB: #55 D. Brooks
    • LCB: #21 D. Abraham
    • RCB: #27 A. Parker
    • SS: #47 J. Lynch
    • FS: #22 C. Mincy
    SUBSTITUTIONS
    • 4 Walsh, 5 Husted, 7 Landeta, 23 Bouie, 25 Johnson, 29 Gant, 31 Young, 32 Rhett, 37 Ellison, 45 Legette, 50 Gooch, 52 Bellisari, 53 Quarles, 69 Pierson, 71 Wunsch, 73 Middleton, 75 Curry, 78 Jones, 82 Hape, 83 Moore, 84 Thomas, 86 Williams, 90 Maniecki, 97 Jackson
    DID NOT PLAY
    • none.
    INACTIVE
    • 13 Milanovich, 20 Barber, 24 Robinson, 51 Singleton, 65 Dogins, 87 Davis, 91 Upshaw

    INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

    RUSHING
    • BUCCANEERS: Dunn 10-39, Alstott 6-8, Dilfer 2-5.
    • VIKINGS: Hoard 18-40, Smith 11-30, Evans 4-17, Williams 1-4, B.Johnson 1-3.
    PASSING
    • BUCCANEERS: Dilfer 29-15-188-0-1.
    • VIKINGS: B.Johnson 29-20-230-0-0.
    RECIEVING
    • BUCCANEERS: Anthony 5-92, Moore 2-35, Williams 2-22, Dunn 2-19, Copeland 2-14, Alstott 2-6.
    • VIKINGS: Carter 7-80, Reed 3-46, Walsh 2-30, DeLong 2-29, Glover 2-26, Smith 2-10, Goodwin 1-5, Hoard 1-4.
    INTERCEPTIONS
    • BUCCANEERS: none.
    • VIKINGS: none.
    KICK RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Anthony 2-42, Ellison 1-12.
    • VIKINGS: none.
    PUNT RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Williams 4-17, Dunn 1-6.
    • VIKINGS: Palmer 5-84.
    SACKS
    • BUCCANEERS: Sapp 1-10, Ahanotu 1-6.
    • VIKINGS: Smith 2-10, Rudd 1-1.

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