Tampa Bay Buccaneers 41 New York Jets 21
Sunday 16 December 1984 at Tampa Stadium
TB 8:54-1Q Ariri FG37
TB7:07-1Q Wilder 6 run (Ariri kick)
TB6:11-2Q J.Bell 3 pass from DeBerg (Ariri kick)
NYJ1:11-2Q Dennison 5 pass from O'Brien (Leahy kick)
TB8:45-3Q Ariri FG35
TB14:55-4Q J.Bell 13 pass from DeBerg (Ariri kick)
TB 12:15-4Q Carroll 4 pass from DeBerg (Ariri kick)
NYJ3:22-4Q Paige 3 pass from O'Brien (Leahy kick)
TB1:21-4Q Wilder 4 run (Ariri kick)
NYJ0:54-4Q Hector 2 run (Leahy kick)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
BUCS: Wilder 31-103, DeBerg 1-13.
JETS: Hector 10-45, Minter 10-44, O'Brien 3-2.
PASSING
BUCS: DeBerg 34-26-280-0-3.
JETS: O'Brien 34-19-201-2-2.
RECEIVING
BUCS: Wilder 9-60, House 6-70, Carter 4-57, J.Bell 3-47, Carroll 2-21, Armstrong 1-18, T.Bell 1-7.
JETS: Hector 6-41, Jones 4-43, Shuler 3-70, Walker 2-26, Paige 2-13, Dennison 1-5, Minter 1-3.
INTERCEPTIONS
BUCS: Castille 1-30, Cotney 1-24.
JETS: none.
KICK RETURNS
BUCS: Bright 1-17.
JETS: Minter 5-107, Humphrey 1-22, Davidson 1-9.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: Bright 1-21, Z.Thomas 1-7
JETS: Minter 1-8.
SACKS
BUCS: Selmon 2-17, Cannon 2-13, Green 2-10.
JETS: Gastineau 2-21, Bennett 1-10, Faurot 1-10, Carter 1-9.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
Click here for the gamebook and the play-by-play
Click here for Jim Selman's game report
Click here for Tom McEwen's morning-after column
A crazy finish as John McKay ordered his team to let the Jets score so they could get the ball back for James Wilder to try and break the NFL's record for combined rushing/receiving in a season. Lost amidst the chaos, was the Bucs' highest-ever points total (41) and Steve DeBerg throwing three TDs in a game for the first time in his Buc career.

Sadly also, it was the last-ever game LeeRoy Selmon would play for the Buccaneers but no-one realised it at the time. The Jets would get their revenge the following season in the Meadowlands however.
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT79 Kaplan LDE78 Cannon
LG72 Courson NT76 Logan
C60 Grimes RDE63 Selmon
RG62 Farrell LOLB57 Browner
RT73 Heller LILB58 Davis
WR89 House RILB52 Brantley
WR87 Carter ROLB53 Green
TE82 J Bell LCB23 Castille
TE86 Carroll SS33 Cotney
RB32 Wilder FS43 Reece
QB17 DeBerg RCB27 Acorn
SUBSTITUTIONS
2 Ariri, 5 Garcia, 20 Morton, 24 Harvey, 29 Bright, 31 Curry, 38 Peoples, 46 Armstrong, 50 Wilson, 51 Washington, 54 Wood, 55 Spradlin, 59 Thompson, 70 Thomas, 71 Braggs, 74 Sanders, 77 Bujnoch, 81 Dixon, 83 T Bell, 84 Thomas, 85 Witte
DID NOT PLAY
14 Thompson, 21 Holt, 25 Dierking, 41 Thomas, 67 Morgan, 88 Giles
INACTIVE