Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3  San Francisco 49ers 6 Sunday 10 December 1978 at Candlestick Park
SCORING SF 12:09-2Q Wersching FG28 TB 2:49-2Q Green FG35 SF 0:00-4Q Wersching FG30
Dave Pear had three sacks and the Bucs forced four interceptions, two off future Buc QB Steve DeBerg, but the Niners came out on top in a battle of fieldgoals in Candlestick Park.  Mike Rae once again started at quarterback for Tampa Bay but Doug Williams had promised to return from his broken jaw injury for the season finale the following week.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Carter 15-60, Davis 7-24, Rae 2-14, Mucker 2-12, White 2- 3. 49ERS: Hofer 17-55, Ferrell 9-15, Bull 3-9, DeBerg 1-5, Williams 1-4, Boykin 1-1. PASSING BUCS: Rae 27-13-140-1-0. 49ERS: DeBerg 15-11-89-2-0, Bull 17-10-98-2-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Carter 4-32, Grant 3-47, Obradovich 2-26, Giles 2-14, Mucker 1-11, Owens 1-10. 49ERS: Hofer 7-65, Harrison 6-78, Boykin 3-18, Williams 3-7, Steptoe 1-11, Ferrell 1-8. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Cotney 1-28, A. Brown 1-10, C.Brown 1-6, White 1-0. 49ERS: Crist 1-32. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Reece 1-18, Carter 1-10. 49ERS: Hofer 1-2, Downing 1-0, Williams 0-4. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Reece 2-11. 49ERS: Steptoe 6-73, Shumann 1-8. SACKS BUCS: Pear 3-26, Hannah 2-12. 49ERS: Webb 2-19, Reese 1-10, Hardman 1-10, Nichols 1-10, Bradley 1-8.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 75 Reavis DE 73 Hannah LG 64 Horton DT 76 Pear C 79 Wilson DE 77 Kollar RG 72 Puetz LOLB 57 Lewis RT 70 Carlton LILB 61 D Selmon TE 88 Giles RILB 54 Wood WR 87 Mucker ROLB 56 Johnson WR 83 Grant LCB 45 White FB 28 White RCB 40 Washington RB 32 Carter SS 33 Cotney QB 15 Rae FS 34 Brown PLAYED 4 Green, 25 Jordan, 38 Davis, 41 Farmer, 46 Reece, 51 Nafziger, 52 Harris, 53 Bonness, 55 Brown, 59 Inmon, 65 Johnson, 68 Medlin, 74 Freitas, 85 Owens, 86 Obradovich, 89 McKay DID NOT PLAY 6 O'Donoghue, 12 Williams, 19 Huff, 23 Ragsdale, 42 Bell, 60 Chambers, 71 Crowder
COMMENTARY CREW Frank Gleiber and Johnny Morris
GAME HIGHLIGHTS Click on the boxes below to view the big plays Dave Pear had a career high three sacks from his nose tackle position Mark Cotney had one of the four Tampa Bay interceptions Dave Green stepped in as kicker and just about made a 35-yard fieldgoal