INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: 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. PASSING BUCS: Williams 24-12-176-0-2. GIANTS: Simms 33-17-180-2-0. RECEIVING BUCS: 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). INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Brown 1-72, Washington 1-0. GIANTS: none. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Ragsdale 1-19, T.Davis 1-3. GIANTS:  Odom 3-114, Taylor 2-53, Coffield 1-12. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Reece 2-(-1). GIANTS:  Odom 3-15. SACKS BUCS: 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 3 Sunday 18 November 1979 at Tampa Stadium
SCORING TB 8:56-2Q Mucker 10 pass from Williams (O'Donoghue kick) TB 2:09-2Q Lewis 39 fumble return (O'Donoghue kick) NYG 11:27-3Q Danelo FG21 TB 9:26-3Q Mucker 42 pass from Williams (O'Donoghue kick) TB 0:54-3Q O'Donoghue FG40 TB 1:05-4Q Davis 4 run (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 TE 86 Obradovich ROLB 56 Johnson TE 88 Giles LCB 45 White FB 38 J Davis 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, 36 Berns, 43 Eckwood, 44 Cesare, 46 Reece, 51 Nafziger, 53 Bonness, 66 Yarno, 69 Austin, 70 Carlton, 74 Sanders, 76 Logan, 77 Kollar, 79 Lewis, 81 Hagins, 87 Mucker DID NOT PLAY 14 Fusina,15 Rae, 84 Jones
COMMENTARY CREW Curt Gowdy and Hank Stram
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 clip David Lewis set the tone for the defense with this fumble return score Larry Mucker’s second touchdown of the game, a 42-yard strike from Doug Williams Cedric Browns’ long interception return set up the final touchdown of the game for the Bucs