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Monday, October 9, 2000 - Away Game

LOSS - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23 Minnesota Vikings 30

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL - Tampa Bay fell to their division rival Minnesota Vikings.

With 12 minutes left in the fourth quarter, the Buccaneers blocked a field goal attempt. Donnie Abraham returned the ball 53-yards for a touchdown, and a 23–20 lead.

Trailing 27–23 with just under 9 minutes left, Shaun King drove the Buccaneers to the Minnesota 47-yard line. On 4th down & 1, a trick play saw Mike Alstott loft a pass to Todd Yoder, but it fell incomplete. Tampa Bay lost by a score of 30–23, and dropped their third straight game, falling to 3–3.

GAMEDAY BRIEF

  • WEATHER: Indoor - 64°F. - Humidity 43% - Wind N.N.W. 0mph Wind Chill 64°F.
  • OFFICALS
    • REFEREE: Tony Corrente
    • UMPIRE: Ron Botchan
    • LINE JUDGE: Aaron Pointer
    • SIDE JUDGE: Tom Barnes
    • HEAD LINESMAN: Don Carlsen
    • BACK JUDGE: Buddy Horton
    • FIELD JUDGE: Peter Morelli
    • REPLAY OFFICIAL: Bill Richardson
    • VIDEO OPERATOR: Fred Glosser
    SCORING
    • VIKINGS: 14:36-1Q Culpepper 27 run (Anderson kick)
    • BUCCANEERS: 04:11-1Q King 11 run (Gramatica kick)
    • VIKINGS: 12:14-2Q Anderson FG37
    • VIKINGS: 11:11-2Q Davis 26 pass from Culpepper (Anderson kick)
    • BUCCANEERS: 01:07-2Q Gramatica FG23
    • VIKINGS: 11:12-3Q Anderson FG42
    • BUCCANEERS: 08:11-3Q Gramatica FG33
    • BUCCANEERS: 00:15-3Q Gramatica FG3
    • BUCCANEERS: 12:01-4Q Abraham 57 blocked fieldgoal return (Gramatica kick)
    • VIKINGS: 08:42-4Q Moss 42 pass from Culpepper (Anderson kick)
    • VIKINGS: 01:02-4Q Anderson FG19
    STARTERS OFFENSE
    • WR: #81 J. Green
    • LT: #69 P. Pierson
    • LG: #64 R. McDaniel
    • C: #62 J. Christy
    • RG: #73 F. Middleton
    • RT: #71 J. Wunsch
    • TE: #83 D. Moore
    • WR: #19 K. Johnson
    • QB: #10 S. King
    • RB: #28 W. Dunn
    • FB: #40 M. Alstott
    STARTERS DEFENSE
    • LE: #72 C. Ahanotu
    • NT: #92 A. McFarland
    • DT: #99 W. Sapp
    • RE: #78 M. Jones
    • SLB: #53 S. Quarles
    • WLB: #55 D. Brooks
    • LCB: #21 D. Abraham
    • RCB: #20 R. Barber
    • SS: #47 J. Lynch
    • FS: #24 D. Robinson
    • CB: #25 B. Kelly
    SUBSTITUTIONS
    • 3 Royals, 7 Gramatica, 22 Stecker, 27 Abdullah, 33 Vance, 34 Jackson, 50 Gooch, 51 Singleton, 52 Webster, 58 Davis, 68 Unutoa, 79 Hegamin, 80 Yoder, 82 Hape, 85 Anthony, 88 Hastings, 94 White, ,97 Jackson, 98 Cannida
    DID NOT PLAY
    • 15 Zeier, 59 Duncan, 60 Coleman, 75 Washington
    INACTIVE
    • 14 Hamilton, 31 Young, 46 Gibson, 48 Kirby, 65 Dogins, 76 Curry, 86 Williams, 95 McLaughlin

    INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

    RUSHING
    • BUCCANEERS: Dunn 10-32, King 3-22, Alstott 6-10, Green 1-(-1).
    • VIKINGS: Smith 22-81, Culpepper 7-35, Williams 1-(-1).
    PASSING
    • BUCCANEERS: King 40-26-295-0-0, Alstott 1-0-0-0-0.
    • VIKINGS: Culpepper 19-15-231-1-2.
    RECIEVING
    • BUCCANEERS: Green 11-131, Johnson 5-71, Dunn 4-47, Alstott 2-24, Moore 2-12, Anthony 1-7, Hape 1-3.
    • VIKINGS: Moss 5-118, Carter 3-43, Smith 3-19, Davis 2-41, Hatchette 1-5, Walters 1-5.
    INTERCEPTIONS
    • BUCCANEERS: Robinson 1-0.
    • VIKINGS: none.
    KICK RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Stecker 7-160.
    • VIKINGS: Carter 6-134.
    PUNT RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Hastings 2-24.
    • VIKINGS: Walters 1-3.
    SACKS
    • BUCCANEERS: Jones 2-3, Sapp 1-12, Barber 1-5, McFarland 1-2, Ahanotu 1-2.
    • VIKINGS: Randle 1-7, Sawyer 1-5.

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