Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14  New York Giants  17 Sunday 23 September 1984        at Giants Stadium
SCORING NYG 11:05-2Q Haji-Sheikh FG34 NYG 6:00-2Q Johnson 20 pass from Simms (Haji-Sheikh kick) TB 10:06-3Q Wilder 1 run (Ariri kick) NYG 6:13-4Q Mowatt 21 pass from Simms (Haji-Sheikh kick) TB 4:02-4Q Armstrong 1 run (Ariri kick) k)
The third time the Bucs had played in the Meadowlands and the third straight time they had lost 17-14 to the Giants. James Wilder had a monster game including a TD run and a 35-yard reception that set up Adger Armstrong's TD in the fourth quarter.   As Lawrence Taylor said after the game "James Wilder is the best back I have ever played against in my life". Taylor himself had a great game including four sacks of Steve DeBerg who was making his first start for the Bucs. The Giants were able to run out the final 4:02 of the clock to preserve the victory.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Wilder 24-112, Carver 4-24, Armstrong 1-1. GIANTS: Carpenter 20-70, Simms 5-30, Woolfolk 6-7, Galbreath 1-8, Morris 1-4. PASSING BUCS: DeBerg 31-18-229-1-0. GIANTS: Simms 34-17-186-0-2. RECEIVING BUCS: House 5-45, Wilder 4-65, Carter 2-57, Giles 2-24, J.Bell 2-18, Carver 1-10, T.Bell 1-8, Armstrong 1-2. GIANTS: Mowatt 4-42, Williams 4-42, Woolfolk 4-28, Galbreath 3-20, Johnson 2-54. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none, GIANTS: Headen 1-4. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Morton 3-64, Owens 1-4. GIANTS: Hill 1-27, McConkey 1-18, Morris 1-13. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Holt 2-16. GIANTS: McConkey 4-66. SACKS BUCS: Selmon 1-9, Logan 1-8, Cannon 1-8. GIANTS: Taylor 4-33, Merrill 1-7.
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 56 Johnson RT 73 Heller 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 TE 82 Bell SS 43 Reece RB 32 Wilder FS 34 Brown PLAYED 2 Ariri, 5 Garcia, 16 Kiel, 20 Morton, 24 Harvey, 26 Owens, 27 Acorn, 28 Carver, 33 Cotney, 41 Thomas, 46 Armstrong, 51 Washington, 54 Wood, 55 Spradlin, 57 Browner, 65 Jackson, 67 Morgan, 75 Manor, 79 Kaplan, 81 Tuttle, 83 T Bell, 85 Witte, 86 Carroll DID NOT PLAY 14 Thompson, 60 Grimes, 70 Thomas, 71 Braggs
COMMENTARY CREW Dick Stockton and Hank Stram
GAME HIGHLIGHTS         Click on the boxes below to watch the clip John Cannon had one of the three sacks of Phil Simms James Wilder’s touchdown run got the Bucs on the board Adger Armstrong’s fourth quarter score brought the Bucs to within three