The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were easily defeated by the New England Patriots, 31 to 14, on December 12, 1976.

Final

NE

Patriots

11-3-0

31

TB

14

Team

NE

TB

1

0

0

2

7

14

3

7

0

4

17

0

Total

31

14

Summary

Team Stats

Player Stats

2nd quarter

NE

TB

Buccaneers

Ed Williams 17-yard run (Dave Green kick)

0

7

Patriots

Andy Johnson 69-yard run (John Smith kick)

7

7

Buccaneers

Morris Owens 17-yard pass from Steve Spurrier (Dave Green kick)

7

14

3rd quarter

NE

TB

Patriots

Andy Johnson 9-yard run (John Smith kick)

14

14

4th quarter

NE

TB

Patriots

Sam Hunt 68-yard interception return (John Smith kick)

21

14

Patriots

John Smith 30-yard field goal

24

14

Patriots

Steve Grogan 1-yard run (Steve Zabel kick)

31

14