Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31 Buffalo Bills 10
Sunday 19 November 1978 at Tampa Stadium
TB9:24-1Q Bell 12 run (O'Donoghue kick)
TB5:59-2Q O'Donoghue FG28
TB9:00-3Q Owens 22 pass from Rae (O'Donoghue kick)
BUF3:47-3Q Dempsey FG37
TB12:47-4Q Giles 33 pass from Rae (O'Donoghue kick)
TB4:44-4Q Davis 3 run (O'Donoghue kick)
BUF2:43-4Q Chandler 9 pass from Munson (Dempsey kick)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
BUCS: Davis 18-73, Bell 8-54, Carter 8-34, White 4-23, Rae 5-11, Ragsdale 3-10.
BILLS: Brown 14-44, Miller 7-20, Hooks 3-12, Johnson 2-3.
PASSING
BUCS: Rae 14-7-121-1-2.
BILLS: Ferguson 16-6-47-2-0, Munson 22-12-112-2-1.
RECEIVING
BUCS: Owens 3-50, Mucker 2-29, Giles 1-33, Carter 1-9.
BILLS: Chandler 6-60, Gant 4-39, Hooks 2-20, Brown 2-10, Lewis 1-15, Miller 1-3, Piccone 1-11, Johnson 1-1.
INTERCEPTIONS
BUCS: Brown 2-24, White 1-23, Cotney 1-0.
BILLS: Clark 1-0.
KICK RETURNS
BUCS: Ragsdale 2-64.
OPPONENTS: Moody 3-46, Johnson 1-41.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: Reece 4-28.
OPPONENTS: Piccone 1-12, Moody 1-4.
SACKS
BUCS: Harris 1-10, L.Selmon 1-9, Chambers 1-8.
OPPONENTS: Sanford 1-8, Kadish 0.5-3, Hardison 0.5-3.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
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In the five years Doug Williams played in Tampa, this was the only time the Bucs won without him.

He was out injured and Ricky Bell joined him on the sideline with a season-ending knee injury in the second quarter.

A decade later, Buffalo starting QB Joe Ferguson joined the Bucs.
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT75 Reavis LDE73 Hannah
LG64 Horton DT76 Pear
C79 Wilson RDE63 L Selmon
RG68 Medlin LOLB57 Lewis
RT72 Puetz LILB61 D Selmon
WR85 Owens RILB54 Wood
TE86 Obradovich ROLB51 Nafziger
WR89 McKay LCB45 White
FB38 Davis SS33 Cotney
RB42 Bell FS34 Brown
QB15 Rae RCB40 Washington
SUBSTITUTIONS
4 Green, 6 O'Donoghue, 23 Ragsdale, 25 Jordan, 28 White, 32 L Carter, 44 Cesare, 46 Reece, 52 Harris, 53 Bonness, 55 Brown, 60 Chambers , 71 Crowder, 74 Freitas, 77 Kollar, 83 Grant, 87 Mucker, 88 Giles
DID NOT PLAY
19 Huff, 56 Johnson, 65 Johnson, 70 Carlton
INACTIVE
12 Williams