Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13  New Orleans Saints 17 Sunday 9 September 1984        at the Superdome
SCORING TB 1:31-1Q Armstrong 2 pass from Thompson (Ariri kick) NO 5:32-2Q Anthony 2 run (Andersen kick) TB 0:50-2Q Ariri FG48 TB 11:44-3Q Ariri FG40 NO 0:49-3Q Andersen FG23 NO 1:53-4Q Gajan 8 run (Andersen kick)
The Bucs led 13-10 with the Saints back at their own 12-yard line at the two-minute warning and no timeouts left. Hokie Gajan then took a swing pass from Richard Todd and sped down the sideline for 51 yards to set up his own game-winner with a minute left. Jack Thompson was sacked seven times, but the Bucs did not turn the ball over in the entire game.  "We have got all these veterans out there making all this money and then you get a back trying to crawl out of bounds and we just kiss him" said a disgusted John McKay after the game. "Go talk to the players, they played the game. We lost because of my clever coaching."
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Wilder 21-75, Thompson 4-22, Carver 6-20, Armstrong 3-11, DeBerg 1-3, Owens 1-1, Morton 1-(-2). OPPONENTS: Rogers 18-56, Gajan 6-42, Anthony 2-21, Todd 3-11. PASSING BUCS: Thompson 22-15-175-0-1. OPPONENTS: Todd 23-13-213-0-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Armstrong 4-41, T.Bell 3-52, House 3-34, Giles 2-18, Wilder 2-17, Carter 1-13. OPPONENTS: Gajan 4-75, Groth 3-46, Scott 2-39, Young 2-36, Brenner 1-12, Duckett 1-5. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. OPPONENTS: none. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Morton 2-54, Owens 1-33. OPPONENTS: Fields 2-68, Duckett 2-34. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: T.Bell 1-8. OPPONENTS: Fields 1-14. SACKS BUCS: Green 1-10. OPPONENTS: Clark 3-16, Jackson 2-10, Geathers 1-10, Paul 1-5.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 74 Sanders LDE 78 Cannon LG 65 Jackson DT 76 Logan C 50 Wilson RDE 63 Selmon RG 62 Farrell LOLB 56 Johnson RT 70 Thomas LILB 58 Davis TE 88 Giles RILB 52 Brantley WR 89 House ROLB 53 Green WR 87 Carter LCB 23 Castille QB 14 Thompson RCB 21 Holt FB 46 Armstrong SS 43 Reece RB 32 Wilder FS 34 Brown PLAYED 2 Ariri, 5 Garcia, 16 Kiel, 17 DeBerg, 20 Morton, 24 Harvey, 26 Owens, 27 Acorn, 28 Carver, 33 Cotney, 41 Thomas, 51 Washington, 54 Wood, 55 Spradlin, 57 Browner, 67 Morgan, 71 Braggs, 75 Manor, 79 Kaplan, 82 J Bell, 83 T Bell, 85 Witte, 86 Carroll DID NOT PLAY 60 Grimes, 72 Courson, 73 Heller, 81 Tuttle
GAME HIGHLIGHTS         Click on the boxes below to watch the clip Five minutes of extensive WTOV-44 highlights albeit with no game commentary Adger Armstrong had the Bucs’ only touchdown on a roll-out pass from Jack Thompson A rare Michael Morton highlight on a long kick return