INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Berns 15-67, Bell 8-25, Eckwood 6-16, J.Davis 1-2, Williams 4-(-6). LIONS: Robinson 7-20, Kane 14-7, Bussey 1-4, Komlo 4-4, Gaines 1-3. PASSING BUCS: Williams 34-17-182-1-1. LIONS: Komlo 32-19-242-1-1. RECEIVING BUCS: Giles 7-66, Eckwood 3-34, Mucker 2-34, Bell 2-12, Owens 1- 13, Hagins 1-13, Berns 1-10. LIONS: Scott 9-148, Hill 6-61, Kane 1-14, Robinson 1-7, King 1-6, Washington 1-6. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Cotney 1-0. LIONS: Bradley 1-11. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Ragsdale 3-50. LIONS:  Arnold 5-106. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Reece 4-36. LIONS:  Arnold 2-13, Callicut 1-3. SACKS BUCS: Crowder 1-13, L.Selmon 1-0. LIONS:  none.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 Detroit Lions 14 Sunday 11 November 1979 at the Silverdome
SCORING DET 10:19-1Q Robinson 7 run (Ricardo kick) TB 0:38-2Q O'Donoghue FG32 TB 7:58-3Q O'Donoghue FG39 DET 3:24-3Q Scott 14 pass from Komlo (Ricardo kick) TB 3:56-4Q O'Donoghue FG28 TB 3:20-4Q Mucker 23 pass from Williams (O'Donoghue kick)
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 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 36 Berns SS 33 Cotney RB 42 Bell FS 34 Brown QB 12 Williams RCB 40 Washington SUBSTITUTIONS 6 O'Donoghue, 16 Blanchard, 23 Ragsdale, 25 Jordan, 27 T Davis, 38 J Davis, 43 Eckwood, 44 Cesare, 46 Reece, 51 Nafziger, 53 Bonness, 55 Brown , 66 Yarno, 69 Austin, 70 Carlton, 74 Sanders, 79 Lewis, 86 Obradovich, 87 Mucker DID NOT PLAY 14 Fusina, 15 Rae, 77 Kollar, 84 Jones
COMMENTARY CREW Curt Gowdy and Hank Stram
The Bucs trailed 14-6 with five minutes to play but thanks to a 73-yard, 14-play drive, they pulled to within five on Neil O'Donoghue's third fieldgoal of the game. Dana Nafziger then recovered a fumble two plays later, and Doug Williams won it with a TD strike to a leaping Larry Mucker.   The Lions did move into fieldgoal range late in the game but Dewey Selmon forced a fumble that Curtis Jordan recovered and the Bucs went to 8-3 on the season.
GAME HIGHLIGHTS        Click on the boxes below to watch the clip Dana Nafziger’s fumble recovery set up the winning score Doug Williams hits Larry Mucker for the decisive touchdown Curtis Jordan recovers a fumble inside the final 30 seconds to preserve the victory