1979 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Schedule & Results

1979 Tampa Bay Buccaneers schedule and results. All games played on Sundays unless otherwise noted.

Postseason

1979 NFC Divisional Playoff Game
Sat 12/29 1234FINAL
Philadelphia (11-5) 073717
Tampa Bay (10-6) 7100724
Pass
R. Jaworski (PHI), 39-15-199, 0 INT, 2 TD
D. Williams (TB), 15-7-132, 1 INT, 1 TD
Rush
W. Montgomery (PHI), 13-35
R. Bell (TB), 38-142, 2 TD
Rec
W. Montgomery (PHI), 4-35
J. Giles (TB), 3-43, 1 TD
1979 NFC Championship Game
Sun 1/6 1234FINAL
Los Angeles (9-7) 06039
Tampa Bay (10-6) 00000
Pass
V. Ferragamo (LA), 23-12-163, 0 INT, 0 TD
J. Eckwood (TB), 1-1-42, 0 INT, 0 TD
Rush
C. Bryant (LA), 18-106
R. Bell (TB), 20-59
Rec
C. Bryant (LA), 4-39
I. Hagins (TB), 2-42

Regular Season

Sat 9/1 1234FINAL
Detroit (0-1) 070916
Tampa Bay (1-0) 10140731
Pass
J. Reed (DET), 15-8-61, 0 INT, 1 TD
D. Williams (TB), 16-4-99, 0 INT, 2 TD
Rush
H. King (DET), 10-53
J. Eckwood (TB), 20-121
Rec
D. Hill (DET), 5-48, 1 TD
J. Giles (TB), 3-97, 1 TD
Sun 9/9 12345F/OT
Tampa Bay (2-0) 013013329
Baltimore (0-2) 17009026
Pass
D. Williams (TB), 29-10-196, 2 INT, 2 TD
G. Landry (BAL), 37-22-183, 2 INT, 2 TD
Rush
J. Eckwood (TB), 19-53
D. Hardeman (BAL), 18-58, 1 TD
Rec
R. Bell (TB), 3-56
D. Hardeman (BAL), 7-24, 1 TD
Sun 9/16 1234FINAL
Tampa Bay (3-0) 0714021
Green Bay (1-2) 300710
Pass
D. Williams (TB), 24-12-132, 1 INT, 1 TD
D. Whitehurst (GB), 34-24-214, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
J. Eckwood (TB), 23-99, 1 TD
B. Smith (GB), 10-35
Rec
I. Hagins (TB), 4-54
J. Lofton (GB), 7-78, 1 TD
Sun 9/23 1234FINAL
Los Angeles (2-2) 60006
Tampa Bay (4-0) 0210021
Pass
P. Haden (LA), 27-13-64, 0 INT, 0 TD
D. Williams (TB), 20-5-101, 1 INT, 2 TD
Rush
E. Peacock (LA), 6-47
R. Bell (TB), 18-69, 1 TD
Rec
L. McCutcheon (LA), 5-9
M. Owens (TB), 1-28
Sun 9/30 1234FINAL
Tampa Bay (5-0) 0100717
Chicago (2-3) 033713
Pass
D. Williams (TB), 31-14-168, 2 INT, 1 TD
V. Evans (CHI), 23-12-173, 2 INT, 1 TD
Rush
J. Eckwood (TB), 23-120, 1 TD
W. Payton (CHI), 15-46
Rec
I. Hagins (TB), 4-37, 1 TD
W. Payton (CHI), 5-88, 1 TD
Sun 10/7 1234FINAL
Tampa Bay (5-1) 070714
NY Giants (1-5) 0140317
Pass
D. Williams (TB), 38-14-182, 3 INT, 2 TD
P. Simms (NYG), 12-6-37, 0 INT, 0 TD
Rush
J. Davis (TB), 7-40
B. Taylor (NYG), 33-148, 2 TD
Rec
J. Giles (TB), 5-43, 1 TD
G. Shirk (NYG), 2-15
Sun 10/14 1234FINAL
New Orleans (3-4) 00212142
Tampa Bay (5-2) 007714
Pass
A. Manning (NO), 14-11-141, 0 INT, 1 TD
D. Williams (TB), 28-10-142, 2 INT, 1 TD
Rush
T. Galbreath (NO), 21-87, 2 TD
R. Bell (TB), 10-101
Rec
W. Chandler (NO), 4-47
J. Giles (TB), 4-50, 1 TD
Sun 10/21 1234FINAL
Green Bay (3-5) 00303
Tampa Bay (6-2) 770721
Pass
D. Whitehurst (GB), 35-22-261, 3 INT, 0 TD
D. Williams (TB), 10-6-85, 0 INT, 2 TD
Rush
N. Simpson (GB), 17-35
R. Bell (TB), 28-167
Rec
P. Coffman (GB), 7-106
J. Giles (TB), 3-29, 1 TD
Sun 10/28 1234FINAL
Tampa Bay (7-2) 303612
Minnesota (4-5) 0100010
Pass
D. Williams (TB), 25-12-267, 0 INT, 0 TD
T. Kramer (MIN), 36-22-223, 1 INT, 1 TD
Rush
R. Bell (TB), 19-75, 1 TD
T. Brown (MIN), 20-85
Rec
I. Hagins (TB), 5-149
A. Rashad (MIN), 7-117
Sun 11/4 1234FINAL
Tampa Bay (7-3) 700714
Atlanta (4-6) 0301417
Pass
D. Williams (TB), 24-11-198, 1 INT, 1 TD
S. Bartkowski (ATL), 20-11-80, 1 INT, 1 TD
Rush
R. Bell (TB), 13-41, 1 TD
B. Bean (ATL), 3-67, 1 TD
Rec
L. Mucker (TB), 3-68
W. Andrews (ATL), 4-16
Sun 11/11 1234FINAL
Tampa Bay (8-3) 0331016
Detroit (1-10) 707014
Pass
D. Williams (TB), 34-17-182, 1 INT, 1 TD
J. Komlo (DET), 32-19-242, 1 INT, 1 TD
Rush
R. Berns (TB), 15-67
B. Robinson (DET), 7-20, 1 TD
Rec
J. Giles (TB), 7-66
F. Scott (DET), 9-148, 1 TD
Sun 11/18 1234FINAL
NY Giants (5-7) 00303
Tampa Bay (9-3) 01410731
Pass
P. Simms (NYG), 33-17-180, 2 INT, 0 TD
D. Williams (TB), 24-12-176, 0 INT, 2 TD
Rush
D. Kotar (NYG), 11-44
R. Bell (TB), 22-152
Rec
B. Taylor (NYG), 5-34
J. Giles (TB), 3-67
Sun 11/25 1234FINAL
Minnesota (6-7) 0149023
Tampa Bay (9-4) 637622
Pass
T. Kramer (MIN), 26-15-158, 0 INT, 3 TD
D. Williams (TB), 38-19-242, 0 INT, 0 TD
Rush
T. Brown (MIN), 12-52
R. Bell (TB), 28-101, 1 TD
Rec
A. Rashad (MIN), 6-93, 1 TD
R. Bell (TB), 4-43
Sun 12/2 1234FINAL
Chicago (8-6) 770014
Tampa Bay (9-5) 00000
Pass
M. Phipps (CHI), 15-6-26, 0 INT, 1 TD
M. Rae (TB), 12-6-98, 1 INT, 0 TD
Rush
W. Payton (CHI), 22-77, 1 TD
R. Bell (TB), 24-80
Rec
D. Williams (CHI), 6-26, 1 TD
I. Hagins (TB), 4-67
Sun 12/9 1234FINAL
Tampa Bay (9-6) 07007
San Francisco (2-13) 10301023
Pass
D. Williams (TB), 24-10-167, 5 INT, 1 TD
S. DeBerg (SF), 30-22-186, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
R. Bell (TB), 10-36
W. Jackson (SF), 8-35
Rec
J. Giles (TB), 3-55, 1 TD
K. MacAfee (SF), 5-40
Sun 12/16 1234FINAL
Kansas City (7-9) 00000
Tampa Bay (10-6) 00033
Pass
S. Fuller (KC), 13-7-46, 1 INT, 0 TD
D. Williams (TB), 13-5-51, 2 INT, 0 TD
Rush
E. Gant (KC), 6-25
R. Bell (TB), 39-137
Rec
E. Gant (KC), 3-24
J. Giles (TB), 3-25

Preseason

Saturday, August 4, 1979 FINAL
Washington (1-0) 9
Tampa Bay (0-1) 7
Saturday, August 11, 1979 FINAL
Miami (2-0) 13
Tampa Bay (0-2) 7
Saturday, August 18, 1979 FINAL
New Orleans (0-3) 7
Tampa Bay (1-2) 14
Saturday, August 25, 1979 FINAL
Tampa Bay (2-2) 24
Cincinnati (2-2) 13

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