Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23  Atlanta Falcons 6 Sunday 9 December 1984        at Tampa Stadium
SCORING TB 10:00-1Q Ariri FG30 TB 11:31-2Q DeBerg 2 run (Ariri kick) ATL 7:52-2Q Luckhurst FG33 ATL 2:25-2Q Luckhurst FG49 TB 0:09-2Q Ariri FG36 TB 10:50-3Q Wilder 1 run (Ariri kick) TB 8:59-4Q Ariri FG28
The Bucs won for only the second time in nine games in the penultimate game of the season against the injury- ravaged Falcons. Always nice to beat Mick Luckhurst's team though for obvious reasons!   It was the first time in over three years that the Bucs had held the opposition to less than ten points (1981 v Green Bay).
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Wilder 28-125, Morton 5-7, Armstrong 1-6, DeBerg 1-2, Peoples 1-2. FALCONS: Riggs 15-53, Moroski 2-7, Archer 1-7, Cain 1-3. PASSING BUCS: DeBerg 29-18-192-0-0. FALCONS: Moroski 37-22-227-1-0, Archer 1-0-0-1-0. RECEIVING BUCS: House 5-39, T.Bell 4-80, J.Bell 4-40, Wilder 2-22, Armstrong 2-7, Giles 1-4. FALCONS: Jackson 5-70, Riggs 5-21, Bailey 4-54, Benson 2-19, Cox 2-13, Hodge 2-12, Landrum 1-30, Cain 1-8. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Cotney 1-29, Acorn 1-14. FALCONS: none. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Morton 3-83. FALCONS: Johnson 3-64, Seay 2-55. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Bright 1-8. FALCONS: Seay 3-13. SACKS BUCS: Selmon 1-11, Browner 1-4, Logan 0.5-8, Cannon 0.5-8. FALCONS: none.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 79 Kaplan LDE 78 Cannon LG 72 Courson DT 76 Logan C 60 Grimes RDE 63 Selmon RG 62 Farrell LOLB 57 Browner RT 73 Heller LILB 58 Davis TE 88 Giles RILB 52 Brantley WR 87 Carter ROLB 53 Green WR 89 House LCB 23 Castille QB 14 Thompson RCB 21 Holt TE 46 Armstrong SS 33 Cotney RB 32 Wilder FS 43 Reece PLAYED 2 Ariri, 5 Garcia, 14 Thompson, 20 Morton, 24 Harvey, 25 Dierking, 27 Acorn, 29 Bright, 31 Curry, 38 Peoples, 41 Thomas, 50 Wilson, 51 Washington, 54 Wood, 55 Spradlin, 59 Thompson, 67 Morgan, 71 Braggs, 74 Sanders, 77 Bujnoch, 81 Dixon, 82 J Bell, 83 T Bell, 84 Thomas, 85 Witte, 86 Carroll DID NOT PLAY 70 Thomas
GAME HIGHLIGHTS         Click on the boxes below to watch the clip This is one of the few games that I have only limited highlight clips from