Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10  New Orleans Saints 17 Sunday 17 December 1978 at Tampa Stadium
SCORING NO 6:18-1Q Mike-Mayer FG32 TB 0:09-1Q O'Donoghue FG47 NO 5:00-3Q Muncie 21 run (Mike-Mayer kick) TB 14:57-4Q Giles 2 pass from Williams (O'Donoghue kick) NO 10:56-4Q Childs 1 pass from Manning (Mike-Mayer kick)
The Saints gained some revenge for the Bucs' first-ever win 12 months before. Doug Williams returned after missing a month out with a broken jaw and played the whole game unable to audible as his mouth was wired shut.  Archie Manning's TD pass to Henry Childs with just over 10 minutes left in the season was the game-winner.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Davis 9-44, Carter 7-31, Ragsdale 5-27, Williams 1-0. SAINTS: Muncie 11-68, Galbreath 11-60, Strachan 8-25, Jones 5- 17, Manning 3-1. PASSING BUCS: Williams 22-7-96-0-1, Carter 1-0-0-0-0. SAINTS: Manning 36-25-250-2-1. RECEIVING BUCS: Mucker 2-56, Giles 2-19, Ragsdale 2-10, Carter 1-11. SAINTS: Childs 6-80, Chandler 6-56, Galbreath 5-35, Hardy 2-44, Mauti 2-9, Muncie 2-1, Harris 1-19, Jones 1-6. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Washington 1-24, Lewis 1-7. SAINTS: none. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Giles 2-24, Reece 1-24. SAINTS: Mauti 1-39, Chandler 1-33, Schwartz 1-19. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Reece 3-37. SAINTS: Chandler 5-36, Myers 0-0. SACKS BUCS: none. SAINTS: Campbell 1-14, Reese 1-7.
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 86 Obradovich RILB 54 Wood TE 88 Giles ROLB 56 Johnson WR 87 Mucker LCB 45 White FB 38 Davis RCB 40 Washington RB 32 Carter SS 33 Cotney QB 12 Williams FS 34 Brown PLAYED 4 Green, 6 O'Donoghue, 19 Huff, 23 Ragsdale, 25 Jordan, 28 White, 41 Farmer, 46 Reece, 49 Gill, 51 Nafziger, 52 Harris, 53 Bonness, 55 Brown, 59 Inmon, 60 Chambers, 65 Johnson, 68 Medlin, 71 Crowder, 74 Freitas, 83 Grant, 85 Owens, 89 McKay DID NOT PLAY 15 Rae
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GAME HIGHLIGHTS Click on the boxes below to view the big plays Jimme Giles had the final touchdown of the Buccaneer season Naturally Mike Washington picked off another bad Archie Manning pass David Lewis had an interception of his own