Tampa Bay Buccaneers 33 New Orleans Saints 14
Sunday 11 December 1977 at the Superdome
TB 5:48-1Q Green FG40
TB 9:54-2Q Green FG25
TB 1:12-2Q Owens 5 pass from Huff (Green kick)
TB 12:33-3Q Washington 45 interception return (Green kick)
TB 14:10-4Q Wood 10 interception return (kick failed)
NO 7:12-4Q Manning 2 run (Szaro kick)
TB 2:03-4Q G.Johnson 0 interception return (Green kick)
NO 0:23-4Q Gilliam 11 pass from Manning (Szaro kick)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
BUCS: DuBose 17-59, Bell 14-34, Williams 4-25, Carter 11-16, Huff 2-1.
SAINTS: Galbreath 9-35, Muncie 11-31, Manning 6-23, Jones 1-5, Strachan 1-2.
PASSING
BUCS: Huff 9-7-96-0-1, Green 1-1-14-0-0.
SAINTS: Manning 21-13-154-3-1, Scott 12-4-36-3-0.
RECEIVING
BUCS: DuBose 3-24, Owens 2-44, Williams 1-15, Reece 1-14, Carter 1-13.
SAINTS: Hermann 4-92, Childs 3-30, Boykin 3-21, Galbreath 2-13, Muncie 2-11, Gilliam 1-11, Jones 1-9, Thaxton 1-3.
INTERCEPTIONS
BUCS: Washington 2-45, Wood 2-41, White 1-32, G Johnson 1-0, Brown 0-27.
SAINTS: none.
KICK RETURNS
BUCS: Ragsdale 1-19.
OPPONENTS: Mauti 6-147, Chapman 1-23.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: Reece 3-46, Hagins 1-29.
OPPONENTS: Mauti 3-8.
SACKS
BUCS: L.Selmon 3-19, Rudolph 1-9, Johnson 1-8.
OPPONENTS: Grooms 1-7.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
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And then they won. The Bucs tied an NFL record with three interceptions returned for touchdowns in one game and at one point in the fourth quarter, had a 26-0 lead.

For twenty years, the 19 point spread remained the team record for largest margin of victory on the road. John McKay proclaimed, "I thought it was the greatest victory in the history of the world."
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT75 Reavis LDE78 Rudolph
LG62 Winans DT76 Pear
C79 Wilson RDE63 L Selmon
RG68 Medlin LOLB57 Lewis
RT70 Carlton LILB61 D Selmon
TE83 Nafziger RILB54 Wood
WR85 Owens ROLB56 C Johnson
WR 89 McKay LCB45 White
FB35 DuBose SS33 Cotney
RB 42 Bell FS34 Brown
QB19 Huff RCB40 Washington
SUBSTITUTIONS
4 Green, 23 Ragsdale, 25 Jordan, 32 L Carter, 43 Williams, 46 Reece, 51 Ryczek, 52 Harris, 53 Bonness, 59 Lemon, 64 Robinson, 65 R Johnson, 66 B Carter, 72 G Johnson, 77 Kollar, 80 Novak, 81 Hagins, 87 Mucker
DID NOT PLAY
14 Hedberg, 17 Blount, 82 Waddell
INACTIVE
5 Swider, 28 Davis