Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0  New York Giants 10 Sunday 13 November 1977    at Tampa Stadium
Of all the losses in 1977, this was was just ridiculous. The Bucs outgained a team for once, controlled the ball and played good defense, yet still lost thanks to five turnovers. The game's only TD came when Buccaneers center Dan Ryczek snapped the ball over the head of punter Dave Green. Instead of running into the end zone for a safety, Green was tackled on the 1 yard line.   The Bucs were inside the Giants' 12 yard line six times, but failed to score. John McKay called Tampa Bay's inability to score in the 10-0 loss "ridiculous." The Giants had been seven point favourites against the spread going into the game.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Bell 16-42, Davis 9-27, Blount 3-17, Williams 8-13, DuBose 2-6, Green 1-0. GIANTS: Hammond 20-55, Kotar 9-35, Csonka 6-16, Watkins 5-21, Pisarcik 1-0, Golsteyn 3-(-4). PASSING BUCS: Blount 26-13-234-3-0. GIANTS: Pisarcik 12-6-88-1-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Owens 5-113, Hagins 3-76, Nafziger 2-19, Bell 2-15, Carter 1-11. GIANTS: Shirk 4-61, Robinson 1-18, Perkins 1-9. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Lewis 1-13. GIANTS: Mallory 1-9, Powers 1-1, Van Pelt 1-0. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Hagins 2-53, A.Davis 1-22. GIANTS:  Hammond 1-20. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Reece 4-57. GIANTS: Hammond 1-6, Reece 1-(-5). SACKS BUCS: Pear 1-8, Lewis 1-6. GIANTS: Mendenhall 1-18, Van Pelt 1-13, Gregory 1-11, Archer 1-5, Martin 1-5.
SCORING NYG 7:53-1Q Hammond 2 run (Danelo kick) NYG 0:38-2Q Danelo FG43
COMMENTARY CREW Pat Summerall and Tom Brookshier
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 75 Reavis LDE 78 Rudolph LG 62 Winans DT 76 Pear C 51 Ryczek RDE 63 L Selmon RG 68 Medlin LOLB 57 Lewis RT 70 Carlton LILB 61 D Selmon TE 83 Nafziger RILB 54 Wood WR 85 Owens ROLB 56 C Johnson WR 81 Hagins LCB 45 White FB 35 DuBose SS 33 Cotney RB 42 Bell FS 34 Brown QB 17 Blount RCB 40 Washington SUBSTITUTIONS 4 Green, 9 Leavitt, 23 Ragsdale, 25 Jordan, 28 Davis, 32 L Carter, 43 Williams, 46 Reece, 52 Harris, 53 Bonness, 59 Lemon, 64 Robinson, 65 R Johnson, 66 B Carter, 73 Hannah, 77 Kollar, 79 Wilson, 80 Novak, 87 Mucker, 89 McKay DID NOT PLAY 14 Hedberg INACTIVE 19 Huff, 82 Waddell
VIDEO CLIPS The famous play where Dave Green was tackled at the one when a safety would have been far better for the team Davis Lewis picked off Joe Pisarcik but once again the Buccaneers were unable to capitalise Late in the game, Jeb Blount went deep to Isaac Hagins for a 56-yard gain down the middle of the field