Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17  San Francisco 49ers 24 Sunday 18 November 1984        at Candlestick Park
SCORING SF 10:44-2Q Craig 2 run (Wersching kick) TB 7:13-2Q Ariri FG27 SF 3:06-2Q Solomon 3 run (Wersching kick) TB 0:49-2Q Giles 9 pass from DeBerg (Ariri kick) SF 4:06-3Q Tyler 1 run (Wersching kick) TB 12:39-4Q Carter 9 pass from DeBerg (Ariri kick) SF 8:39-4Q Wersching FG39
The Bucs managed to lose their 10th straight road game in San Francisco and thereby allowed the 49ers to clinch at least a wild-card berth in the post-season. Steve DeBerg marked his return to Candlestick with his first 300-yard passing game of the season, 166 of which went to WR Gerald Carter who had his best NFL performance of his five- year career.   But it was the Niners who overcame two first-half fumbles by Wendell Tyler when in scoring position, who came out on top thanks to another precision passing game from Joe Montana.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Wilder 18-89, DeBerg 2-0. 49ERS: Tyler 16-97, Craig 16-86, Solomon 1-3, Montana 4-2, Harmon 1-2. PASSING BUCS: DeBerg 41-26-316-2-2. 49ERS: Montana 23-19-247-0-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Carter 9-166, Wilder 5-35, House 4-50, Giles 3-25, J.Bell 2- 24, Armstrong 2-11, T.Bell 1-5. 49ERS: Clark 5-66, Craig 4-22, Monroe 3-73, Solomon 2-24, Cooper 2-22, Nehemiah 1-22, Tyler 1-11, Wilson 1-7. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. 49ERS: Hicks 1-13, Turner 1-3. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Morton 2-35, Bright 1-19. 49ERS: Monroe 2-42, Harmon 1-35. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Bright 1-7. 49ERS: McLemore 1-6. SACKS BUCS: Washington 1-6, Logan 1-3. 49ERS: Dean 1-8.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 74 Sanders LDE 78 Cannon LG 72 Courson DT 76 Logan C 50 Wilson RDE 63 Selmon RG 62 Farrell LOLB 57 Browner RT 73 Heller LILB 58 Davis TE 88 Giles RILB 52 Brantley TE 82 Bell ROLB 51 Washington WR 89 House LCB 23 Castille QB 14 Thompson RCB 21 Holt FB 46 Armstrong SS 33 Cotney RB 32 Wilder FS 43 Reece PLAYED 2 Ariri, 5 Garcia, 20 Morton, 24 Harvey, 25 Dierking, 27 Acorn, 29 Bright, 31 Curry, 38 Peoples, 41 Thomas, 54 Wood, 55 Spradlin, 59 Thompson, 60 Grimes, 67 Morgan, 70 Thomas, 71 Braggs, 77 Bujnoch, 79 Kaplan, 81 Dixon, 83 T Bell, 85 Witte, 86 Carroll, 87 Carter DID NOT PLAY 14 Thompson, 75 Darns
COMMENTARY CREW Tom Brookshier and Wayne Walker
GAME HIGHLIGHTS         Click on the boxes below to watch the clip Jimmie Giles caught a touchdown pass just before half time This was Gerald Carter’s biggest day in the NFL Chris Washington had a sack of the future Hall of Famer Joe Montana