Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17 St.Louis Cardinals 7 Sunday 18 December 1977 at Tampa Stadium
And then they made it two in a row. The Bucs won again, for the first time at home, and the 1977 season ended on a high for the Buccaneers. Speaking of the fans, who stormed the field and tore down the goal posts, McKay commented "They never got to see us win before, but I guess a lot of people can say that." He also joked, "I'm going to go home, take a shower and tell myself what a great coach I am. Fifteen more and we'll tie the record for most consecutive wins. It certainly makes our Christmas. I hope it adds something to the Christmas of all our fans everywhere."
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Carter 20-45, DuBose 11-45, Williams 7-17, Huff 1-1. CARDINALS: Morris 19-64, Jones 4-34, Otis 9-19, Latin 3-17, Metcalf 1-4, Hart 1-(-4). PASSING BUCS: Huff 12-7-171-1-1. CARDINALS: Hart 29-16-162-2-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Owens 4-138, DuBose 1-16, Novak 1-15, Hagins 1-2. CARDINALS: Harris 6-94, Latin 3-10, Gray 2-28, Jones 2-10, Otis 1-9, Metcalf 1-8, Morris 1-3. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Cotney 1-0, Washington 1-0. CARDINALS: Arneson 1-8. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Ragsdale 2-28. CARDINALS: Bradley 2-42, Metcalf 1-35, Jones 1-17. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Reece 2-24. CARDINALS: Bradley 3-19. SACKS BUCS: none. CARDINALS: none.
SCORING TB 6:54-1Q Carter 1 run (Green kick) TB 5:01-2Q Owens 61 pass from Huff (Green kick) STL 0:51-2Q Morris 3 run (Bakken kick) TB 4:17-3Q Green FG23
COMMENTARY CREW Gary Bender and Emerson Boozer
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 75 Reavis LDE 78 Rudolph LG 62 Winans DT 76 Pear C 79 Wilson RDE 63 L Selmon RG 68 Medlin LOLB 57 Lewis RT 70 Carlton LILB 61 D Selmon TE 83 Nafziger RILB 54 Wood TE 80 Novak ROLB 56 C Johnson WR 85 Owens LCB 45 White FB 43 Williams SS 33 Cotney RB 32 L Carter FS 34 Brown QB 19 Huff RCB 40 Washington SUBSTITUTIONS 4 Green, 23 Ragsdale, 25 Jordan, 30 Packer, 35 DuBose, 46 Reece, 51 Ryczek, 52 Harris, 53 Bonness, 59 Lemon, 64 Robinson, 66 B Carter, 72 G Johnson, 77 Kollar, 81 Hagins, 87 Mucker, 89 McKay DID NOT PLAY 14 Hedberg, 17 Blount, 65 R Johnson, 82 Waddell INACTIVE 42 Bell, 84 Boyett
VIDEO CLIPS Louis Carter’s 4th down touchdown run was the Bucs’ first one at Tampa Stadium all season Gary Huff hooked up with Morris Owens on a scoring bomb to extend the lead in the second quarter And then from the one-yard line, the same combination did it again to set up Dave Green’s third quarter fieldgoal