1983 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Game-by-Game Results
Team Record: 2-14
Finishing 5th in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference
Coach: John McKay (2-14)
Location: Tampa, Florida
1983 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Roster
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League ended the 1983 season with a record of 2 wins and 14 losses, finishing fifth in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference.
Tampa Bay stumbled, scoring only 241 points, while the defense allowed 380. Jack Thompson threw for 2,906 yards. James Wilder led pass catchers, catching 57 balls, while Kevin House contributed 769 receiving yards. Gerald Carter was targeted regularly, too.
James Wilder rushed for a team-high 640 yards for the Buccaneers.
Beasley Reece intercepted 6 opponent throws. Lee Selmon topped the defensive unit with 11 quarterback sacks.
John McKay coached the team.
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Regular Season Points For: 241
Regular Season Points Against: 380
|September 4, 1983||Detroit Lions 11 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0||L||0-1-0||0-0-0||0-1-0|
|September 11, 1983||Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 at Chicago Bears 17||L||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-2-0|
|September 18, 1983||Minnesota Vikings 19 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16||L||0-2-0||0-1-0||0-3-0||OT|
|September 25, 1983||Cincinnati Bengals 23 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17||L||0-3-0||0-1-0||0-4-0|
|October 2, 1983||Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14 at Green Bay Packers 55||L||0-3-0||0-2-0||0-5-0|
|October 9, 1983||Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24 at Dallas Cowboys 27||L||0-3-0||0-3-0||0-6-0||OT|
|October 16, 1983||St. Louis Cardinals 34 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27||L||0-4-0||0-3-0||0-7-0|
|October 23, 1983||New Orleans Saints 24 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21||L||0-5-0||0-3-0||0-8-0|
|October 30, 1983||Tampa Bay Buccaneers 12 at Pittsburgh Steelers 17||L||0-5-0||0-4-0||0-9-0|
|November 6, 1983||Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17 at Minnesota Vikings 12||W||0-5-0||1-4-0||1-9-0|
|November 13, 1983||Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0 at Cleveland Browns 20||L||0-5-0||1-5-0||1-10-0|
|November 20, 1983||Chicago Bears 27 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0||L||0-6-0||1-5-0||1-11-0|
|November 27, 1983||Houston Oilers 24 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 33||W||1-6-0||1-5-0||2-11-0|
|December 4, 1983||Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21 at San Francisco 49ers 35||L||1-6-0||1-6-0||2-12-0|
|December 12, 1983||Green Bay Packers 12 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 9||L||1-7-0||1-6-0||2-13-0||OT|
|December 18, 1983||Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20 at Detroit Lions 23||L||1-7-0||1-7-0||2-14-0|