Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23   Detroit Lions 34 Sunday 12 November 1978 at the Silverdome
SCORING DET 1:08-1Q Hill 2 pass from Danielson (Ricardo kick) TB 12:34-2Q Obradovich 12 pass from Rae (O'Donoghue kick) TB 11:13-2Q O'Donoghue FG27 DET 10:49-2Q King 75 run (Ricardo kick) TB 4:51-2Q O'Donoghue FG49 DET 0:45-3Q Hill 14 pass from Danielson (Ricardo kick) DET 4:46-4Q Bussey 1 run (Ricardo kick) DET 13:01-4Q Ricardo FG38 TB 11:18-4Q O'Donoghue FG28 DET 7:02-4Q Ricardo FG28 TB 1:54-4Q Ragsdale 31 pass from Huff (O'Donoghue kick)
The Bucs lost their third straight road game, the killer blow being Horace King's 75-yard scoring run four minutes into the second quarter.  The Lions ran up over 400 yards in total offense and scored more points against the Bucs than any team since the expansion season of 1976.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Bell 18-70, Davis 6-22, Rae 1-14, Carter 1-7. LIONS: King 12-104, Bussey 12-47, Gaines 6-33, O'Neil 1-25, Kane 2-3, Danielson 3-3, Scott 1-(-1), Thompson 1-(-3). PASSING BUCS: Rae 17-10-89-0-1, Huff 5-2-37-0-1, Green 1-1-25-0-0. LIONS: Danielson 24-15-206-1-2. RECEIVING BUCS: Bell 4-25, Giles 2-19, Ragsdale 1-31, Reece 1-25, Owens 1-16, Obradovich 1-12, Grant 1-9, Mucker 1-8, J.Davis 1-6. LIONS: Hill 7-106, Bussey 3-9, King 1-31, Scott 1-20, Blue 1-19, Thompson 1-12, Kane 1-9. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Jordan 1-1. LIONS: none. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Ragsdale 4-105, Carter 1-21, Obradovich 1-17, Giles 1-17. LIONS:  Blue 1-60, Thompson 1-26, Scott 1-20, Terry 1-20. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Reece 2-13. LIONS:  Thompson 3-38. SACKS BUCS: L.Selmon 1-13. LIONS:  Baker 5-38, Pureifory 1.5-11, Woodcock 1-10, Washington 0.5-3.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 75 Reavis DE 73 Hannah LG 64 Horton DT 76 Pear C 79 Wilson DE 63 L Selmon RG 72 Puetz LOLB 57 Lewis RT 74 Freitas LILB 61 D Selmon TE 86 Obradovich RILB 54 Wood WR 85 Owens ROLB 53 Bonness WR 89 McKay LCB 45 White FB 38 J Davis RCB 40 Washington RB 42 Bell SS 33 Cotney QB 15 Rae FS 34 Brown PLAYED 4 Green, 6 O'Donoghue, 19 Huff, 23 Ragsdale, 25 Jordan, 28 White, 32 L Carter, 44 Cesare, 46 Reece, 55 Brown, 65 Johnson, 68 Medlin, 71 Crowder, 77 Kollar, 83 Grant, 84 Farmer, 87 Mucker, 88 Giles DID NOT PLAY 51 Nafziger, 60 Chambers INACTIVES 12 Williams, 56 Johnson, 70 Carlton
COMMENTARY CREW Don Criqui and Sonny Jorgensen
GAME HIGHLIGHTS Click on the boxes below to view the big plays Another touchdown for TE Jim Obradovich Curtis Jordan gave some hope for the defense with an interception George Ragsdale could have walked into the endzone for his touchdown late in the game