Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 New Orleans Saints 17
Sunday 17 December 1978 at Tampa Stadium
NO6:18-1Q Mike-Mayer FG32
TB0:09-1Q O'Donoghue FG47
NO5:00-3Q Muncie 21 run (Mike-Mayer kick)
TB14:57-4Q Giles 2 pass from Williams (O'Donoghue kick)
NO10:56-4Q Childs 1 pass from Manning (Mike-Mayer kick)

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.
OPPONENTS: Mauti 1-39, Chandler 1-33, Schwartz 1-19.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: Reece 3-37.
OPPONENTS: Chandler 5-36, Myers 0-0.
SACKS
BUCS: none.
OPPONENTS: Campbell 1-14, Reese 1-7.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
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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.
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT75 Reavis LDE73 Hannah
LG64 Horton DT76 Pear
C79 Wilson RDE77 Kollar
RG72 Puetz LOLB57 Lewis
RT70 Carlton LILB61 D Selmon
TE86 Obradovich RILB54 Wood
TE88 Giles ROLB56 Johnson
WR87 Mucker LCB45 White
FB 38 Davis SS33 Cotney
RB32 L Carter FS34 Brown
QB12 Williams RCB40 Washington
SUBSTITUTIONS
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
INACTIVE