Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24 Philadelphia Eagles 17
Saturday 29 December 1979 at Tampa Stadium
TB5:26-1Q Bell 4 run (O'Donoghue kick)
TB8:06-2Q O'Donoghue FG40
TB 5:24-2Q Bell 1 run (O'Donoghue kick)
PHI1:28-2Q Smith 11 pass from Jaworski (Franklin kick)
PHI10:44-3Q Franklin FG42
TB7::08-4Q Giles 9 pass from Williams (O'Donoghue kick)
PHI 3:36-4Q Carmichael 37 pass from Jaworski (Franklin kick)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
BUCS: Bell 38-142, Eckwood 8-19, Williams 6-19 J.Davis 3-6, Ragsdale 1-(-5).
OPPONENTS: Montgomery 13-35, Harris 4-13, Jaworski 1-0.
PASSING
BUCS: Williams 15-7-132-1-1.
OPPONENTS: Jaworski 39-15-199-0-2.
RECEIVING
BUCS: Giles 3-43, Hagins 2-34, Mucker 1-34, Owens 1-21.
OPPONENTS: Montgomery 4-35, Carmichael 3-92, Smith 3-49, Krepfle 3-23, Harris 1-2, Campfield 1-(-2).
INTERCEPTIONS
BUCS: none.
OPPONENTS: Robinson 1-37.
KICK RETURNS
BUCS: Hagins 3-59, T.Davis 1-0.
OPPONENTS: Henry 3-72, Giammona 1-15.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: Reece 3-33.
OPPONENTS: Henry 4-48.
SACKS
BUCS: L.Selmon 2-20.
OPPONENTS: none.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
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Click here for Jim Selman's game review
Click here for Tom McEwen's morning-after column
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.
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT75 Reavis LDE60 Chambers
LG64 Horton NT71 Crowder
C50 Wilson RDE63 Selmon
RG61 Roberts LOLB57 Lewis
RT70 Carlton LILB58 Selmon
WR81 Hagins RILB54 Wood
WR85 Owens ROLB56 Johnson
TE88 Giles LCB45 White
FB43 Eckwood SS33 Cotney
RB42 Bell FS34 Brown
QB12 Williams RCB40 Washington
SUBSTITUTIONS
6 O'Donoghue, 16 Blanchard, 23 Ragsdale, 25 Jordan, 27 T Davis, 36 Berns, 38 J Davis, 44 Cesare, 46 Reece, 51 Nafziger, 53 Bonness, 55 Brown, 66 Yarno, 69 Austin, 74 Sanders, 76 Logan, 77 Kollar, 86 Obradovich, 87 Mucker
DID NOT PLAY
14 Fusina, 15 Rae, 79 Lewis, 84 Jones
INACTIVE
none