Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23 Los Angeles Rams 26
Sunday 5 November 1978 at the Coliseum
LA3:57-1Q Corral FG29
LA14:50-2Q Cromwell 16 run (Corral kick)
TB9:10-2Q O'Donoghue FG42
LA0:55-2Q Waddy 68 pass from Haden (Corral kick)
TB0:01-2Q O'Donoghue FG25
TB13:02-3Q O'Donoghue FG30
LA4:23-3Q Corral FG27
TB13:41-4Q Bell 1 run (O'Donoghue kick)
LA8:08-4Q Corral FG32
TB0:47-4Q McKay 23 pass from Rae (O'Donoghue kick)
LA0:03-4Q Corral FG27

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
BUCS: Bell 21-104, Rae 4-95, Davis 5-12, Carter 2-1, Ragsdale 2-(-1), Mucker 1-(-2).
RAMS: Cappelletti 9-48, McCutcheon 14-30, Cromwell 1-16, Bryant 2-10, Haden 2-10, Nelson 1-10, Jodat 1-(-2).
PASSING
BUCS: Williams 4-1-13-0-0, Rae 17-9-123-3-1, Carter 1-1-66-0-0.
RAMS: Haden 27-15-233-0-1.
RECEIVING
BUCS: Bell 3-10, McKay 2-51, Obradovich 2-31, Giles 2-25, Owens 1-66, Grant 1-19.
RAMS: Miller 6-105, Cappelletti 4-12, McCutcheon 3-35, Waddy 1-68, Jessie 1-13.
INTERCEPTIONS
BUCS: none.
RAMS: Cromwell 1-32, Thomas 1-0, Perry 1-0.
KICK RETURNS
BUCS: Ragsdale 1-25, Carter 1-21, Obradovich 1-14, Giles 1-9.
OPPONENTS: Latin 4-77, Jodat 1-4.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: Reece 6-31, Mucker 1-11.
OPPONENTS: Wallace 4-48.
SACKS
BUCS: Pear 1-7, Kollar 1-3, Bonness 1-3, Hannah 1-1.
OPPONENTS: Jones 3-34, Brudzinski 2-14, Jack Youngblood 1-9, Jim Youngblood 1-7, Dryer 1-6.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
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For the second straight week, the Bucs lost to a division leader on a late fieldgoal. They also lost Doug Williams for over a month with a broken jaw after being hit by Fred Dryer who went on to star in that awful TV Cop Show "Hunter" in the 1980s. The Rams' final drive covered 72 yards in three plays in just 41 seconds.
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT75 Reavis LDE73 Hannah
LG64 Horton DT76 Pear
C79 Wilson RDE63 L Selmon
RG72 Puetz LOLB57 Lewis
RT70 Carlton LILB61 D Selmon
WR85 Owens RILB54 Wood
TE86 Obradovich ROLB53 Bonness
WR83 Grant LCB45 White
FB38 Davis SS33 Cotney
RB42 Bell FS34 Brown
QB12 Williams RCB40 Washington
SUBSTITUTIONS
4 Green, 6 O'Donoghue, 15 Rae, 23 Ragsdale, 25 Jordan, 28 White, 32 L Carter, 44 Cesare, 46 Reece, 55 Brown, 65 Johnson, 68 Medlin, 71 Crowder, 74 Freitas, 77 Kollar, 84 Farmer, 87 Mucker, 88 Giles, 89 McKay
DID NOT PLAY
19 Huff, 51 Nafziger, 56 Johnson, 60 Chambers
INACTIVE