INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Bell 13-41, Eckwood 9-31, J.Davis 2-4, Williams 1-0, Mucker 1-(-2). FALCONS: Bean 3-67, Cason 21-65, Andrews 15-49, Mayberry 3- 16, Bartkowski 4-15. PASSING BUCS: Williams 24-11-198-1-1. FALCONS: Bartkowski 20-11-80-1-1. RECEIVING BUCS: Mucker 3-68, Owens 2-76, Hagins 2-17, J.Davis 1-15, Giles 1-12, Ragsdale 1-6, Eckwood 1-4. FALCONS: Andrews 4-16, Mitchell 3-19, Jenkins 2-29, Francis 2-16. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Lewis 1-11. FALCONS: Lawrence 1-12. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Ragsdale 3-56. FALCONS:  Stanback 1-24, Pearson 1-23. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Reece 4-7. FALCONS:  Pearson 1-4. SACKS BUCS: Chambers 1-9, Nafziger 1-9, Lewis 1-8. FALCONS:  Brezina 1-4.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14 Atlanta Falcons 17 Sunday 4 November 1979 at Fulton County Stadium
SCORING TB 2:08-1Q Bell 1 run (O'Donoghue kick) ATL 4:58-2Q Mazzetti FG30 ATL 11:10-4Q Mitchell 4 pass from Bartkowski (Mazzetti kick) ATL 1:22-4Q Bean 60 run (Mazzetti kick) TB 0:22-4Q Giles 12 pass from Williams (O'Donoghue kick)
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LLT 75 Reavis LDE 60 Chambers LG 64 Horton NT 71 Crowder C 50 Wilson RDE 63 Selmon RG 61 Roberts LOLB 57 Lewis RT 73 Hannah LILB 58 Selmon WR 85 Owens RILB 54 Wood WR 81 Hagins ROLB 56 Johnson TE 88 Giles LCB 45 White FB 43 Eckwood SS 33 Cotney RB 42 Bell FS 25 Jordan QB 12 Williams RCB 40 Washington SUBSTITUTIONS 6 O'Donoghue, 16 Blanchard, 23 Ragsdale, 27 T Davis, 34 Brown, 36 Berns, 38 J Davis, 44 Cesare, 46 Reece, 51 Nafziger, 53 Bonness, 55 Brown , 66 Yarno, 69 Austin, 70 Carlton, 74 Sanders, 77 Kollar, 79 Lewis, 84 Jones, 86 Obradovich, 87 Mucker DID NOT PLAY 14 Fusina,15 Rae
COMMENTARY CREW Frank Gleiber and Paul Hornung
Early opportunities in this game were squandered by the Bucs and after taking a 7-0 lead, a Buc fumble set up the tying touchdown and the Falcons were on their way to victory.   The final Buc touchdown only came with 12 seconds left as Atlanta controlled the clock with over 200 yards on the ground.
GAME HIGHLIGHTS        Click on the boxes below to watch the clip Ricky Bell opened the scoring with another short yardage touchdown run Dana Nafziger made the most of his chance of defense with a sack Jimmie Giles’ late touchdown reception gave the Bucs a chance of an onside kick