Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0 New York Giants 10
Sunday 13 November 1977 at Tampa Stadium
NYG7:53-1Q Hammond 2 run (Danelo kick)
NYG0:38-2Q Danelo FG43

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.
OPPONENTS: Hammond 1-20.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: Reece 4-57.
OPPONENTS: Hammond 1-6, Reece 1-(-5).
SACKS
BUCS: Pear 1-8, Lewis 1-6.
OPPONENTS: Mendenhall 1-18, Van Pelt 1-13, Gregory 1-11, Archer 1-5, Martin 1-5.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
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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. Future Buc QB Jerry Golsteyn saw some late action for the Gotham crew in this one.
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT75 Reavis LDE78 Rudolph
LG62 Winans DT76 Pear
C51 Ryczek RDE63 L Selmon
RG68 Medlin LOLB57 Lewis
RT70 Carlton LILB61 D Selmon
TE83 Nafziger RILB54 Wood
WR85 Owens ROLB56 C Johnson
WR81 Hagins LCB45 White
FB35 DuBose SS33 Cotney
RB 42 Bell FS34 Brown
QB17 Blount RCB40 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