INDIVIDUAL STATISTICSRUSHINGBUCS: J.Davis 7-40, Bell 12-35, Berns 1-9, Eckwood 7-7.GIANTS: Taylor 33-148, Johnson 9-21, Moorehead 4-13, Kotar 4-10, Jennings 1-9, Simms 3-1.PASSINGBUCS: Williams 38-14-182-3-2.GIANTS: Simms 12-6-37-0-0.RECEIVINGBUCS: Giles 5-43, Hagins 3-77, Mucker 2-31, Bell 2-13, Eckwood 1-11, Berns 1-7.GIANTS: Shirk 2-15, Johnson 2-11, Perkins 1-6, Taylor 1-5.INTERCEPTIONSBUCS: none.GIANTS: McKinney 1-25, Kelley 1-12, Jackson 1-0.KICK RETURNSBUCS: Ragsdale 1-12, T.Davis 1-5.GIANTS: Reece 1-17, Kotar 1-16, Gray 1-0.PUNT RETURNSBUCS: Reece 6-43.GIANTS: Scales 2-3, Reece 1-8, Jackson 1-5.SACKSBUCS: Brown 1-12, Lewis 1-7.GIANTS: none.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14 New York Giants 17Sunday 7 October 1979 at the Meadowlands
SCORINGNYG14:18-2Q Taylor 2 run (Danelo kick)NYG11:45-2Q Taylor 1 run (Danelo kick)TB0:58-2Q Mucker 14 pass from Williams (O'Donoghue kick)NYG11:07-4Q Danelo FG47TB1:10-4Q Giles 11 pass from Williams (O'Donoghue kick)
The Bucs' first loss in 1979 came at the hands of future Buc head coach Ray Perkins. Giants RB Billy Taylor was the only back to gain over 100 yards against the Bucs in the regular season and even though the Giants had only 18 yards passing in the game, they ran their way to success all game.
GAME HIGHLIGHTS Click on the boxes below to watch the clipDoug Williams and Larry Mucker hooked up for a score late in the first halfMark Cotney’s safety blitz forced a sack that Cedric Brown wound up getting the credit forJimme Giles’ late touchdown brought the Bucs close in the final minute