Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14  New York Giants 17 Sunday 15 October 1978 at the Meadowlands
SCORING NYG 3:07-1Q Danelo FG22 TB 11:00-2Q Davis 3 run (O'Donoghue kick) TB 3:16-2Q DuBose 1 run (O'Donoghue kick) NYG 10:14-4Q Csonka 7 run (Danelo kick) NYG 7:26-4Q Csonka 17 run (Danelo kick)
The Bucs took a 14-3 lead into the fourth quarter but an interception and a fumble set up a pair of Larry Csonka touchdown runs to send Tampa home defeated.   The Bucs had a chance to tie the game in the final seconds but Neil O'Donoghue's 42-yard fieldgoal into a strong wind was wide. Jimmy DuBose had a 100-yard rushing game but suffered a knee injury that would keep him out for the rest of the season.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: DuBose 24-109, J.Davis 6-34, Bell 9-20, Williams 2-4, Carter 1-(-3). GIANTS: Hammond 15-63, Csonka 13-56, Taylor 9-52, Pisarcik 1- 4, Kotar 2-(-2), Golsteyn 1-(-3). PASSING BUCS: Williams 27-7-100-2-0. GIANTS: Pisarcik 13-4-45-2-0, Golsteyn 2-2-18-0-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Obradovich 3-45, Owens 2-39, Mucker 1-9, Davis 1-7. GIANTS: Thompson 2-32, Hammond 2-13, Taylor 1-18, Kotar 1-0. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Johnson 1-4, White 1-0. GIANTS: Carson 1-30, Kelley 1-20. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Reece 3-57. GIANTS: Hammond 2-41. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Reece 2-8. GIANTS:  Hammond 1-(-2), Robinson 0-0. SACKS BUCS: L.Selmon 2-15. GIANTS: Van Pelt 1-2.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 75 Reavis DE 73 Hannah LG 68 Medlin DT 76 Pear C 79 Wilson DE 63 L Selmon RG 64 Horton LOLB 57 Lewis RT 74 Freitas LILB 61 D Selmon TE 86 Obradovich RILB 54 Wood WR 87 Mucker ROLB 56 Johnson WR 85 Owens LCB 45 White FB 35 DuBose RCB 40 Washington RB 32 Carter SS 33 Cotney QB 12 Williams FS 34 Brown PLAYED 4 Green, 6 O'Donoghue, 23 Ragsdale, 25 Jordan, 38 Davis, 42 Bell, 44 Cesare, 46 Reece, 51 Nafziger, 53 Bonness, 55 Brown, 60 Chambers, 65 Johnson, 70 Carlton, 71 Crowder, 72 Puetz, 77 Kollar, 83 Grant, 88 Giles DID NOT PLAY 15 Rae, 19 Huff, 67 Moritz, 82 Darby, 89 McKay
COMMENTARY CREW Don Criqui and Sonny Jorgensen
GAME HIGHLIGHTS Click on the boxes below to view the big plays Johnny Davis scored his first Buccaneer touchdown in the second quarter Jimmy DuBose had the first 100-yard rushing performance in franchise history in what turned out to be his final game Jeris White had an early interception for the defense