The Bucs were undone by six turnovers including four lost fumbles. The nearest they came to scoring was when Dave Green’s 40-yard fieldgoal attempt was wide right and a 4th quarter drive led by Parnell Dickinson that saw two incomplete passes into the endzone from the Jets’ 16-yard line and then another turnover to end the scoring chance. John McKay's take on the game:" Joe Namath is still Joe Namath, but I thought our guys were nice to him. I notice when they knocked him down, they helped him to his feet. That was gentlemanly. I thought one stood around long enough to get his autograph."
GAME HIGHLIGHTS Video footage from the expansion season is limited to occasional clips from the NFL Films season highlight film as NBC who broadcast all 14 games that season, destroyed the master tapes some years later leaving none of the games available in the way other games from Buccaneer history are. However we have been able to obtain the coverage from NFL Films’ Review of the Week in which the Buccaneers were featured, sometimes though not in the most flattering of highlights. The left video are the selected Buccaneer clips. The right video is the one from the Review of the Week.