Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14 New Orleans Saints 42Sunday 14 October 1979 at Tampa Stadium
SCORINGTB13:56-3Q Hagins 22 pass from Williams (O'Donoghue kick)NO9:04-3Q Manning 2 run (Yepremian kick)NO2:58-3Q Galbreath 6 run (Yepremian kick)NO1:57-3Q Childs 15 pass from Manning (Yepremian kick)NO11:35-4Q Galbreath 20 run (Yepremian kick)NO4:26-4Q Strachan 7 run (Yepremian kick)NO3:15-4Q Strachan 1 run (Yepremian kick)TB1:22-4Q Giles 21 pass from Rae (O'Donoghue kick)
Amazingly this one was scoreless at half-time too. But after the Bucs took the lead on a 72-yard three-play drive to open the second half, the Saints scored on six straight possessions to make it a blowout. No other team in 1979 scored more than three TDs on the Bucs, yet New Orleans somehow doubled that number in one half. The Saints gained over 230 yards rushing on the day as the Tampa offense totally came unglued after their early lead.
GAME HIGHLIGHTS Click on the boxes below to watch the clipRicky Bell had a nice run on a draw play during a miserable offensive dayMike Rae came off the bench to throw a late touchdown pass to Jimmie GilesRae also hooked up on a long pass to Isaac Hagins late in the fourth quarter