Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14 New Orleans Saints 42
Sunday 14 October 1979 at Tampa Stadium
TB13:56-3Q Hagins 22 pass from Williams (O'Donoghue kick)
NO 9:04-3Q Manning 2 run (Yepremian kick)
NO 2:58-3Q Galbreath 6 run (Yepremian kick)
NO 1:57-3Q Childs 15 pass from Manning (Yepremian kick)
NO 11:35-4Q Galbreath 20 run (Yepremian kick)
NO4:26-4Q Strachan 7 run (Yepremian kick)
NO 3:15-4Q Strachan 1 run (Yepremian kick)
TB 1:22-4Q Giles 21 pass from Rae (O'Donoghue kick)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
BUCS: Bell 10-101, Eckwood 13-44, J.Davis 1-4, Mucker 1-12.
SAINTS: Galbreath 21-87, Muncie 14-78, Strachan 9-55, Holmes 3-12, Manning 1-2.
PASSING
BUCS: Williams 28-10-142-2-1, Rae 12-6-81-1-1.
SAINTS: Manning 14-11-141-0-1, Galbreath 1-1-22-0-0.
RECEIVING
BUCS: Hagins 4-71, Giles 4-50, Owens 2-24, Berns 2-11, Mucker 1-20, Bell 1-26, Eckwood 1-15, J.Davis 1-6.
SAINTS: Chandler 4-47, Galbreath 3-24, Childs 2-24, Mauti 1-61, Owens 1-6, Strachan 1-1.
INTERCEPTIONS
BUCS: none.
SAINTS: Gray 1-32, Myers 1-24, Grooms 1-(-2).
KICK RETURNS
BUCS: Ragsdale 5-105, Hagins 2-51.
OPPONENTS: Wilson 1-31, Owens 1-10, Mauti 1-9.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: Reece 3-25.
OPPONENTS: Mauti 2-8.
SACKS
BUCS: none.
OPPONENTS: Grooms 1-10.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
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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.
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT75 Reavis LDE60 Chambers
LG64 Horton NT77 Kollar
C50 Wilson RDE63 Selmon
RG61 Roberts LOLB57 Lewis
RT73 Hannah LILB58 Selmon
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, 15 Rae, 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, 70 Carlton, 71 Crowder, 74 Sanders, 79 Lewis, 86 Obradovich, 87 Mucker
DID NOT PLAY
14 Fusina
INACTIVE
84 Jones