INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Bell 20-59, Mucker 1-24, Eckwood 2-5, J.Davis 2-4, Rae 1-0. RAMS: Bryant 18-106, Tyler 28-86, McCutcheon 6-26, Ferragamo 1- (-2). PASSING BUCS: Williams 13-2-12-1-0, Rae 13-2-42-0, Eckwood 1-1-42-0-0. RAMS: Ferragamo 23-12-163-0-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Hagins 2-42, Mucker 1-42, Bell 2-12. RAMS: Bryant 4-39, Dennard 3-56, Young 3-39, Nelson 1-15, Tyler 1-14. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. RAMS: Jim Youngblood 1-10. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Hagins 4-106. RAMS: Hill 1-27. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Reece 2-14, Johnson 1-0. RAMS: Brown 6-67. SACKS BUCS: Cotney 1-10. RAMS: Fanning 1-11.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0 Los Angeles Rams 9 Saturday 6 January 1980 at Tampa Stadium
SCORING LA 14:58-2Q Corral FG19 LA 0:47-2Q Corral FG21 LA 8:09-4Q Corral FG23
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 81 Hagins RILB 54 Wood WR 85 Owens ROLB 56 Johnson TE 88 Giles LCB 45 White TE 86 Obradovich SS 33 Cotney RB 42 Bell FS 34 Brown QB 12 Williams RCB 40 Washington SUBSTITUTIONS 6 O'Donoghue, 15 Rae, 16 Blanchard, 25 Jordan, 27 T Davis, 36 Berns, 38 J Davis, 43 Eckwood, 44 Cesare, 46 Reece, 51 Nafziger, 53 Bonness, 55 Brown, 66 Yarno, 74 Sanders, 76 Logan, 77 Kollar, 79 Lewis, 84 Jones, 87 Mucker DID NOT PLAY 14 Fusina, 23 Ragsdale, 69 Austin, 70 Carlton
COMMENTARY CREW Pat Summerall and Tom Brookshier
The Bucs were amazingly just one game away from the Super Bowl. Two years after they ended a 26-game losing streak to win their first game, the Los Angeles Rams came to Tampa for the NFC Championship game for the right to play the Steelers. But this was a subject in offensive futility and the Bucs never got moving offensively at all. Doug Williams and Lee Roy Selmon both went out injured, and Tampa's best scoring chance, an apparent TD strike to Jimmie Giles, was called back for a penalty.
GAME HIGHLIGHTS        Click on the boxes below to watch the clip Mark Cotney’s safety blitz led to an early sack for the Tampa Bay defense This was the play where Doug Williams was injured and lost for the game There has been a lot of talk about the late Buc TD being a dodgy call - this shows that it really was a correct penalty