Tampa Bay Buccaneers 41 New York Jets 21
Sunday 16 December 1984 at Tampa Stadium
|TB|| 8:54-1Q ||Ariri FG37 |
|TB||7:07-1Q ||Wilder 6 run (Ariri kick) |
|TB||6:11-2Q ||J.Bell 3 pass from DeBerg (Ariri kick) |
|NYJ||1:11-2Q || Dennison 5 pass from O'Brien (Leahy kick) |
|TB||8:45-3Q ||Ariri FG35 |
|TB||14:55-4Q ||J.Bell 13 pass from DeBerg (Ariri kick) |
|TB|| 12:15-4Q ||Carroll 4 pass from DeBerg (Ariri kick) |
|NYJ||3:22-4Q || Paige 3 pass from O'Brien (Leahy kick) |
|TB||1:21-4Q ||Wilder 4 run (Ariri kick) |
|NYJ||0:54-4Q ||Hector 2 run (Leahy kick) |
BUCS: Wilder 31-103, DeBerg 1-13.
JETS: Hector 10-45, Minter 10-44, O'Brien 3-2.
BUCS: DeBerg 34-26-280-0-3.
JETS: O'Brien 34-19-201-2-2.
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.
BUCS: Castille 1-30, Cotney 1-24.
BUCS: Bright 1-17.
JETS: Minter 5-107, Humphrey 1-22, Davidson 1-9.
BUCS: Bright 1-21, Z.Thomas 1-7
JETS: Minter 1-8.
BUCS: Selmon 2-17, Cannon 2-13, Green 2-10.
JETS: Gastineau 2-21, Bennett 1-10, Faurot 1-10, Carter 1-9.
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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.
|TE||82 J Bell
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