Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3 Philadelphia Eagles 13
Sunday 18 September 1977 at Veterans Stadium
PHI7:30-2Q Sullivan 7 pass from Jaworski (Muhlmann kick)
TB11:22-3Q Green FG22
PHI 0:29-3Q Krepfle 17 pass from Jaworski (kick failed)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
BUCS: Bell 15-53, Williams 4-14, Davis 5-12, Hedberg 3-10, Carter 1-3.
EAGLES: Sullivan 20-56, Hogan 11-49, Lemaster 1-30, Jaworski 4-7, Lusk 2-2.
PASSING
BUCS: Hedberg 25-10-66-0-0, Blount 1-1-4-0-0, Carter 1-0-0-0-0.
EAGLES: Jaworski 24-14-147-2-2, Gabriel 1-1-15-0-0.
RECEIVING
BUCS: Williams 4-19, Owens 2-21, Carter 2-1, Bell 1-12, McKay 1-9, Hagins 1-8.
EAGLES: Krepfle 4-77, Carmichael 4-30, Smith 2-25, Sullivan 2-13, Hogan 2-2, Papale 1-15.
INTERCEPTIONS
BUCS: Brown 1-22, Johnson 1-0.
EAGLES: none.
KICK RETURNS
BUCS: A.Davis 3-62.
OPPONENTS: Marshall 2-46.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: Reece 3-23, Hagins 2-9.
OPPONENTS: Marshall 9-89, Mitchell 1-0.
SACKS
BUCS: L.Selmon 2-18, Rudolph 1-7.
OPPONENTS: Sistrunk 1-22, Burnham 1-10, Johnson 1-7, Hairston 1-0.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
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The Bucs' second season opened with a loss as pre-season rookie sensation Randy Hedberg was unable to lead any sort of repeat performance once the real football started.

The Bucs were held to just 70 yards passing and just 90 more on the ground, thereby negating a far improved defensive performance over the previous season. The Bucs were 13 point underdogs in this game.
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT75 Reavis LDE78 Rudolph
LG62 Winans DT76 Pear
C51 Ryczek RDE63 L Selmon
RG68 Medlin LOLB57 Lewis
RT70 Carlton LILB61 D Selmon
TE80 Novak RILB54 Wood
WR85 Owens ROLB56 C Johnson
WR89 McKay LCB45 White
FB43 Williams SS33 Cotney
RB42 Bell FS34 Brown
QB14 Hedberg RCB40 Washington
SUBSTITUTIONS
4 Green, 17 Blount, 25 Jordan, 28 Davis, 32 L Carter, 35 DuBose, 46 Reece, 52 Harris, 59 Lemon, 64 Robinson, 65 R Johnson, 66 B Carter, 72 Fest, 73 Hannah, 77 Kollar, 79 Wilson, 81 Hagins, 83 Nafziger, 86 Moore, 87 Mucker
DID NOT PLAY
21 Jennings
INACTIVE
19 Huff, 53 Bonness