Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14 New York Giants 17
Sunday 7 October 1979 at the Meadowlands
NYG 14:18-2Q Taylor 2 run (Danelo kick)
NYG 11:45-2Q Taylor 1 run (Danelo kick)
TB 0:58-2Q Mucker 14 pass from Williams (O'Donoghue kick)
NYG 11:07-4Q Danelo FG47
TB 1:10-4Q Giles 11 pass from Williams (O'Donoghue kick)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
BUCS: 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.
PASSING
BUCS: Williams 38-14-182-3-2.
GIANTS: Simms 12-6-37-0-0.
RECEIVING
BUCS: 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.
INTERCEPTIONS
BUCS: none.
GIANTS: McKinney 1-25, Kelley 1-12, Jackson 1-0.
KICK RETURNS
BUCS: Ragsdale 1-12, T.Davis 1-5.
OPPONENTS: Reece 1-17, Kotar 1-16, Gray 1-0.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: Reece 6-43.
OPPONENTS: Scales 2-3, Reece 1-8, Jackson 1-5.
SACKS
BUCS: Brown 1-12, Lewis 1-7.
OPPONENTS: none.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
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The Bucs' first loss in 1979 came at the hands of future Buc head coach Ray Perkins.

Giant 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.
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT75 Reavis LDE60 Chambers
LG64 Horton NT77 Kollar
C50 Wilson RDE63 Selmon
RG61 Roberts LOLB57 Lewis
RT73 Hannah LILB55 Brown
WR85 Owens RILB54 Wood
WR81 Hagins 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, 66 Yarno, 69 Austin, 70 Carlton, 71 Crowder, 74 Sanders, 79 Lewis, 84 Jones, 86 Obradovich, 87 Mucker
DID NOT PLAY
14 Fusina, 15 Rae, 58 Selmon
INACTIVE