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Monday, December 6, 1999 - Home Game

WON - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24 Minnesota Vikings 17

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL - Shaun King made his first start against division rival Minnesota on Monday Night Football.

The Buccaneers jumped out to a 7–0 lead after Donnie Abraham intercepted Jeff George for a 55-yard touchdown return. King passed for only 93 yards, but threw two touchdowns. Minnesota dominated the first half, but four first half drives into Tampa Bay territory came up empty.

The Buccaneers won their fifth straight game, and snapped Minnesota's five-game winning streak.

Tampa Bay sat atop the NFC Central standings, tied for the lead with Detroit.

GAMEDAY BRIEF

  • WEATHER: Clear - 62°F. - Humidity 93% - Wind N.N.W. 7mph Wind Chill 60°F.
  • OFFICALS
    • REFEREE: Jeff Triplette
    • UMPIRE: Jim Daopoulos
    • LINE JUDGE: Gary Arthur
    • SIDE JUDGE: Terry McAuley
    • HEAD LINESMAN: Earnie Frantz
    • BACK JUDGE: Bobby Skelton
    • FIELD JUDGE: Bobby Cheek
    • REPLAY OFFICIAL: Bill Reynolds
    SCORING
    • BUCCANEERS: 13:31-1Q Abraham 55 interception return (Gramatica kick)
    • BUCCANEERS: 14:52-2Q Gramatica FG20
    • VIKINGS: 05:52-2Q Hoard 1 run (Anderson kick)
    • VIKINGS: 00:27-2Q Carter 1 pass from George (Anderson kick)
    • BUCCANEERS: 07:14-3Q Green 29 pass from King (Gramatica kick)
    • BUCCANEERS: 11:46-4Q Moore 1 pass from King (Gramatica kick)
    • VIKINGS: 05:50-4Q Anderson FG34
    STARTERS OFFENSE
    • WR: #81 J. Green
    • LT: #74 P. Gruber
    • LG: #65 K. Dogins
    • C: #61 T. Mayberry
    • RG: #73 F. Middleton
    • RT: #71 J. Wunsch
    • TE: #83 D. Moore
    • WR: #87 B. Emanuel
    • QB: #10 S. King
    • RB: #27 R. Abdullah
    • FB: #40 M. Alstott
    STARTERS DEFENSE
    • LE: #72 C. Ahanotu
    • NT: #77 B. Culpepper
    • DT: #99 W. Sapp
    • RE: #94 S. White
    • CB: #25 B. Kelly
    • MLB: #56 H. Nickerson
    • WLB: #55 D. Brooks
    • LCB: #21 D. Abraham
    • RCB: #20 R. Barber
    • SS: #47 J. Lynch
    • FS: #24 D. Robinson
    SUBSTITUTIONS
    • 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
    INACTIVE
    • 12 Dilfer, 13 Milanovich, 28 Dunn, 31 Young, 66 Blackman, 79 Hegamin, 97 Jackson, 98 Cannida

    INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

    RUSHING
    • BUCCANEERS: Alstott 23-95, King 4-8.
    • VIKINGS: Smith 19-78, Hoard 3-9, George 2-6.
    PASSING
    • BUCCANEERS: King 19-11-93-1-2.
    • VIKINGS: George 45-26-271-2-1.
    RECIEVING
    • BUCCANEERS: 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
    • BUCCANEERS: Abraham 2-55.
    • VIKINGS: Griffith 1-0.
    KICK RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Anthony 3-63, K.Williams 1-15.
    • VIKINGS: Murphy 4-80, M.Williams 1-22.
    PUNT RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Williams 2-0.
    • VIKINGS: Murphy 4-21.
    SACKS
    • BUCCANEERS: Culpepper 2-14, Barber 1-10.
    • VIKINGS: Doleman 2-6.

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