Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7   Green Bay Packers 9 Sunday 29 October 1978 at Lambeau Field
SCORING GB 0:45-1Q Middleton 2 run (kick failed) TB 5:17-3Q Bell 1 run (O'Donoghue kick) GB 0:41-4Q Marcol FG48
Chester Marcol's 48-yard fieldgoal with 41 seconds left put the division leading Packers ahead of the Bucs in a close-fought game. David Whitehurst drove Green Bay into scoring range, hitting Ricky Odom on an 18-yard play on 4th and 10 with 1:25 remaining.   The Bucs only had seven first downs and 170 yards in total offense, nearly a third of which came on a bomb from Doug Williams to Morris Owens to set up Ricky Bell's TD run.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Bell 20-30, Davis 9-28, Williams 5-14. PACKERS: Middleton 20-37, Smith 10-29, Culbreath 9-23, Whitehurst 6-2. PASSING BUCS: Williams 17-5-98-1-0. PACKERS: Whitehurst 31-16-173-1-0, Lofton 1-0-0-0-0, Sproul 1- 0-0-0-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Bell 2-21, Owens 1-53, Obradovich 1-14, Grant 1-10. PACKERS: Middleton 6-45, Lofton 6-41, Thompson 3-47, Odom 2-36, Culbreath 1-6, Smith 1-(-2). INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Washington 1-8. PACKERS: Buchanon 1-0. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Carter 1-18, Reece 1-14. PACKERS: none. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Reece 5-23. PACKERS: Odom 5-16. SACKS BUCS: Pear 1-8, L.Selmon 1-7. PACKERS: none.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 75 Reavis DE 60 Chambers 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 83 Grant LCB 45 White FB 38 J Davis RCB 40 Washington RB 42 Bell SS 33 Cotney QB 12 Williams FS 34 Brown PLAYED 4 Green, 6 O'Donoghue, 23 Ragsdale, 25 Jordan, 32 L Carter, 46 Reece, 51 Nafziger, 53 Bonness, 55 Brown, 65 Johnson, 71 Crowder, 73 Hannah, 77 Kollar, 84 Levenseller, 86 Obradovich, 87 Mucker, 89 McKay DID NOT PLAY 15 Rae, 19 Huff, 28 Maxson, 44 Cesare, 68 Medlin, 74 Freitas
COMMENTARY CREW Lindsay Nelson and Paul Hornung
GAME HIGHLIGHTS Click on the boxes below to view the big plays Ricky Bell had the only Buccaneer touchdown of the game This was set up by Morris Owens’ catch against triple coverage Mike Washington had another interception