Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7  Green Bay Packers 17 Sunday 3 December 1978 at Tampa Stadium
SCORING GB 7:15-1Q Lofton 10 pass from Whitehurst (Marcol kick) GB 4:42-1Q Marcol FG27 TB 11:09-2Q Ragsdale 14 run (O'Donoghue kick) GB 1:58-2Q Smith 1 run (Marcol kick)
The Bucs had the most possession in team history and the longest scoring drive in team history too, but could not find enough to prevent the Packers completing a season sweep.  George Ragsdale's TD run was the longest such play the Bucs had in 1978.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Ragsdale 12-70, Carter 12-29, Rae 5-29, Davis 5-21, White 5-16, Mucker 1-12. PACKERS: Middleton 12-30, Smith 8-21, Culbreath 2-9, Torkelson 2-3, Simpson 2-5, Whitehurst 4-(-3). PASSING BUCS: Rae 31-14-178-2-0, Carter 1-0-0-0-0. PACKERS: Whitehurst 19-13-113-1-1. RECEIVING BUCS: Carter 6-66, Owens 3-38, White 2-31, Giles 2-25, McKay 1-18. PACKERS: Lofton 3-39, Smith 3-21, Middleton 3-20, Thompson 2- 23, McGeorge 1-5, Torkelson 1-5. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Washington 1-8. PACKERS: Hood 1-18, McCoy 1-11. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Ragsdale 2-42, Giles 1-10. PACKERS: Thompson 1-31, Sampson 1-23. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Reece 4-29. PACKERS: Gray 3-43. SACKS BUCS: Hannah 0.5-2.5, Lewis 0.5-2.5. PACKERS:  Barzilauskas 2-15, Anderson 1-10, Roller 1-5, Butler 1-4.
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 70 Carlton LILB 61 D Selmon TE 88 Giles RILB 54 Wood WR 85 Owens ROLB 56 Johnson WR 89 McKay LCB 45 White FB 38 J Davis RCB 40 Washington RB 32 Carter SS 33 Cotney QB 15 Rae FS 34 Brown PLAYED 4 Green, 6 O'Donoghue, 19 Huff, 23 Ragsdale, 25 Jordan, 28 White, 41 Farmer, 46 Reece, 51 Nafziger, 52 Harris, 53 Bonness, 55 Brown, 60 Chambers, 65 Johnson, 68 Medlin, 71 Crowder, 74 Freitas, 77 Kollar, 83 Grant, 86 Obradovich, 87 Mucker INACTIVES 12 Williams, 42 Bell
COMMENTARY CREW Lindsay Nelson and Paul Hornung
GAME HIGHLIGHTS Click on the boxes below to view the big plays Charley Hannah and David Lewis shared the only Buccaneer sack Mike Washington picked off another pass for the defense George Ragsdale had the only Tampa Bay touchdown