Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24 Philadelphia Eagles 17Saturday 29 December 1979 at Tampa Stadium
SCORINGTB5:26-1Q Bell 4 run (O'Donoghue kick)TB8:06-2Q O'Donoghue FG40TB5:24-2Q Bell 1 run (O'Donoghue kick)PHI1:28-2Q Smith 11 pass from Jaworski (Franklin kick)PHI10:44-3Q Franklin FG42TB7::08-4Q Giles 9 pass from Williams (O'Donoghue kick)PHI3:36-4Q Carmichael 37 pass from Jaworski (Franklin kick)
The Bucs' first-ever playoff appearance turned out to be their first-ever playoff success too. In front of a packed Tampa Stadium, the Bucs used the usual combination of Ricky Bell's power running and a strong defense to overturn the heavily-favoured Eagles and progress to the NFC Championship Game.
GAME HIGHLIGHTS Click on the boxes below to watch the clipRicky Bell opened the scoring with a four-yard touchdown run to cap the 16-play opening driveJimmie Giles put the Bucs 24-10 up midway through the fourth quarterThe Buccaneer defense was in dominating form - here Ron Jaworski meets Lee Roy Selmon