Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14 New York Giants 17
Sunday 23 September 1984 at the Meadowlands
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)

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.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
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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 "Lead Dog" 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 Giant victory.
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT74 Sanders LDE78 Cannon
LG72 Courson NT76 Logan
C50 Wilson RDE63 Selmon
RG62 Farrell LOLB56 Johnson
RT73 Heller LILB58 Davis
WR89 House RILB52 Brantley
WR87 Carter ROLB53 Green
TE88 Giles LCB23 Castille
TE82 J Bell SS43 Reece
RB32 Wilder FS34 Brown
QB17 DeBerg RCB21 Holt
SUBSTITUTIONS
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
INACTIVE