INDIVIDUAL STATISTICSRUSHINGBUCS: Bell 22-152, J.Davis 9-25, Eckwood 6-11, Williams 1-9, Mucker 1-(-10).GIANTS: Kotar 11-44, Simms 4-25, Johnson 6-14, Taylor 2-12.PASSINGBUCS: Williams 24-12-176-0-2.GIANTS: Simms 33-17-180-2-0.RECEIVINGBUCS: Giles 3-67, Hagins 3-41, Mucker 2-52, Obradovich 2-18, Bell 2-(-2).GIANTS: Taylor 5-34, Shirk 4-70, Scales 4-67, J.Perkins 2-12, Johnson 2-(-3).INTERCEPTIONSBUCS: Brown 1-72, Washington 1-0.GIANTS: none.KICK RETURNSBUCS: Ragsdale 1-19, T.Davis 1-3.GIANTS: Odom 3-114, Taylor 2-53, Coffield 1-12.PUNT RETURNSBUCS: Reece 2-(-1).GIANTS: Odom 3-15.SACKSBUCS: L.Selmon 2-17, Lewis 1-30, Johnson 1-14, White 0.5-7, Crowder 0.5-7.GIANTS: none.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31 New York Giants 3Sunday 18 November 1979 at Tampa Stadium
SCORINGTB8:56-2Q Mucker 10 pass from Williams (O'Donoghue kick)TB2:09-2Q Lewis 39 fumble return (O'Donoghue kick)NYG11:27-3Q Danelo FG21TB9:26-3Q Mucker 42 pass from Williams (O'Donoghue kick)TB0:54-3Q O'Donoghue FG40TB1:05-4Q Davis 4 run (O'Donoghue kick)
A decisive win that took the Bucs to 9-3, the best record in the NFC. Ricky Bell had 100 yards in the first half alone and two Doug Williams to Larry Mucker strikes were the aerial part of the Buc attack. Cecil Johnson forced a fumble that David Lewis returned for a score, as the defense held their opponents without a touchdown for the third time that season.
GAME HIGHLIGHTS Click on the boxes below to watch the clipDavid Lewis set the tone for the defense with this fumble return scoreLarry Mucker’s second touchdown of the game, a 42-yard strike from Doug WilliamsCedric Browns’ long interception return set up the final touchdown of the game for the Bucs