Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14 Atlanta Falcons 17Sunday 4 November 1979 at Fulton County Stadium
SCORINGTB2:08-1Q Bell 1 run (O'Donoghue kick)ATL4:58-2Q Mazzetti FG30ATL11:10-4Q Mitchell 4 pass from Bartkowski (Mazzetti kick)ATL1:22-4Q Bean 60 run (Mazzetti kick)TB0:22-4Q Giles 12 pass from Williams (O'Donoghue kick)
Early opportunities in this game were squandered by the Bucs and after taking a 7-0 lead, a Buc fumble set up the tying touchdown and the Falcons were on their way to victory. The final Buc touchdown only came with 12 seconds left as Atlanta controlled the clock with over 200 yards on the ground.
GAME HIGHLIGHTS Click on the boxes below to watch the clipRicky Bell opened the scoring with another short yardage touchdown runDana Nafziger made the most of his chance of defense with a sackJimmie Giles’ late touchdown reception gave the Bucs a chance of an onside kick