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1979 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL)

1st place • National Football Conference • Central Division • 10-6-0 .625
Playoff Statistics
1979 NFLPrevious SeasonNext Season
Roster KeyStat Key
Head Coach: John McKay
Tom BassDefensive Coordinator/Linebackers
George ChaumpRunning Backs
Wayne FontesDefensive Secondary
Abe GibronChief Assistant/Defensive Line
Bill JohnsonDefensive Line
Phil KruegerSpecial Teams
Bill NelsenQuarterbacks/Receivers
SCORES
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendance
Sat8/4/1979HWashington Redskins7-9LTampa, FLTampa Stadium64493
Sat8/11/1979HMiami Dolphins7-13LTampa, FLTampa Stadium64481
Sat8/18/1979HNew Orleans Saints14-7WTampa, FLTampa Stadium49042
Sat8/25/1979ACincinnati Bengals24-13WCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium44120
Sat9/1/1979HDetroit Lions31-16WTampa, FLTampa Stadium68225
Sun9/9/1979ABaltimore Colts29-26WOTBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium36374
Sun9/16/1979AGreen Bay Packers21-10WGreen Bay, WILambeau Field55498
Sun9/23/1979HLos Angeles Rams21-6WTampa, FLTampa Stadium69497
Sun9/30/1979AChicago Bears17-13WChicago, ILSoldier Field55258
Sun10/7/1979ANew York Giants14-17LEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium72841
Sun10/14/1979HNew Orleans Saints14-42LTampa, FLTampa Stadium67640
Sun10/21/1979HGreen Bay Packers21-3WTampa, FLTampa Stadium67186
Sun10/28/1979AMinnesota Vikings12-10WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium46906
Sun11/4/1979AAtlanta Falcons14-17LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium55150
Sun11/11/1979ADetroit Lions16-14WPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome70461
Sun11/18/1979HNew York Giants31-3WTampa, FLTampa Stadium70261
Sun11/25/1979HMinnesota Vikings22-23LTampa, FLTampa Stadium70039
Sun12/2/1979HChicago Bears0-14LTampa, FLTampa Stadium69508
Sun12/9/1979ASan Francisco 49ers7-23LSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park44506
Sun12/16/1979HKansas City Chiefs3-0WTampa, FLTampa Stadium63624
NFC Divisional Playoff
Sat12/29/1979HPhiladelphia Eagles24-17WTampa, FLTampa Stadium71402
NFC Championship
Sun1/6/1980HLos Angeles Rams0-9LTampa, FLTampa Stadium72033

Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.

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ROSTER
PlayerNoPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
Darrell Austin69OG-C-OT6-425528South Carolina160
Ricky Bell42RB6-221824Southern California1616
Rick Berns36RB6-221023Nebraska161
Tom Blanchard16P6-018531Oregon160
Rik Bonness53LB6-522025Nebraska160
Aaron Brown55LILB6-223823Ohio State121
Cedric Brown34FS6-119025Kent State1615
Darryl Carlton70OT6-626026Tampa162
Billy Cesare44CB-S5-1119024Memphis; Miami (Florida)160
Wally Chambers60LDE6-625028Eastern Kentucky1616
Mark Cotney33SS6-020527New Mexico Highlands; Cameron1615
Randy Crowder71NT6-225227Penn State168
Johnny Davis38RB6-123523Alabama164
Tony Davis27RB5-1121026Nebraska160
Jerry Eckwood43RB6-019825Arkansas1610
Chuck Fusina14QB6-119722Penn State10
Jimmie Giles88TE6-324225Alcorn State1616
Isaac Hagins81WR5-917925Southern University1614
Charley Hannah73ROT6-626524Alabama1414
Greg Horton64LOG6-425028Colorado1616
Cecil Johnson56ROLB6-223024Pittsburgh1514
Gordon Jones84WR6-019022Pittsburgh121
Curtis Jordan25SS6-220525Texas Tech162
Bill Kollar77NT6-425627Montana State158
Dave Lewis57LOLB6-424525San Diego CC; Southern California1616
Reggie Lewis79DE6-325523North Texas120
Dave Logan76NT6-225023Pittsburgh50
Larry Mucker87WR5-1118025Arizona State164
Dana Nafziger51ROLB6-122126Cal Poly (San Luis Obispo)162
Jim Obradovich86TE6-222526El Camino JC; Southern California162
Neil O'Donoghue6K6-621026St. Bernard; Auburn160
Morris Owens85WR6-019226Arizona State1612
Mike Rae15QB6-020028Southern California50
George Ragsdale23RB5-1118527North Carolina A&T State150
Dave Reavis75LOT6-426029Arkansas1616
Danny Reece46CB-S5-1118824Southern California161
Greg Roberts61ROG6-326223Oklahoma1616
Gene Sanders74NT-DE6-328523Texas A&M160
Dewey Selmon58LILB6-124026Oklahoma1515
Lee Roy Selmon63RDE6-325625Oklahoma1616
Mike Washington40RCB6-319026Alabama1515
Jeris White45LCB5-1118027Hawaii1616
Doug Williams12QB6-422024Grambling State1616
Steve Wilson50C6-426625Georgia1616
Richard Wood54RILB6-223026Southern California1616
George Yarno68OG6-226722Washington State150
DRAFT LIST
RoundOverallPlayerPosCollege
233Greg RobertsGOklahoma
234Gordon JonesWRPittsburgh
360Jerry EckwoodRBArkansas
378Reggie LewisDENorth Texas
380Rick BernsRBNebraska
5133Chuck FusinaQBPenn State
8217Gene SandersDTTexas A&M
9225Henry VereenWRNevada-Las Vegas
11281Bob RippentropTEFresno State
12307Dave LoganDTPittsburgh
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOTPTS
Team Totals3310644873273
Opponents Totals506146800237
TEAM STATSTOP1st DownsFDRFDPFDX3rd Down Efficiency4th Down EfficiencyPENPENY
Team Totals2671071372392/264 34.8%/ %102905
Opponents Totals2471161112079/247 32.0%/ %100870
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Neil O'Donoghue0303585.7111957.9063
Ricky Bell90000054
Jimmie Giles70000042
Larry Mucker50000030
Isaac Hagins30000018
Johnny Davis20000012
Jerry Eckwood20000012
Doug Williams20000012
Gordon Jones1000006
Dave Lewis1000006
Jim Obradovich1000006
Lee Roy Selmon1000006
Mike Washington1000006
Team Totals35303585.7111957.90273
Opponents Totals28252889.3142458.31237
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCTBLLG1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Neil O'Donoghue111957.91441/13/45/92/50/0
Team Totals111957.91441/13/45/92/50/0
Opponents Totals142458.30/04/45/95/110/0
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Ricky Bell28312634.5497
Jerry Eckwood1946903.661t2
Johnny Davis592213.7182
Doug Williams351193.4162
Rick Berns231024.4160
Larry Mucker4164.0160
Gordon Jones11212.0120
Jimmie Giles273.590
George Ragsdale650.830
Mike Rae122.020
Tom Blanchard100.000
Team Totals60924374.061t13
Opponents Totals53918733.560t13
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Doug Williams39716616620724486.214.766t184.5246.0757239152.5
Mike Rae361717172527.014.82912.825.653122156.7
Jerry Eckwood100100.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals43418318322527006.214.866t194.4266.01288261252.8
Opponents Totals43625025017224055.59.667t143.2143.240329207670.2
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Jimmie Giles4057914.566t7
Isaac Hagins3969217.7573
Ricky Bell252489.9262
Jerry Eckwood2226812.2310
Morris Owens2037718.9640
Larry Mucker1426819.142t5
Jim Obradovich66310.5191
Johnny Davis55711.4240
Rick Berns5408.0120
Gordon Jones48020.037t1
George Ragsdale3289.3190
Team Totals183270014.866t19
Opponents Totals25024059.667t14
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Cedric Brown37926.3720
Mike Washington36421.349t1
Jeris White33913.0390
Richard Wood23718.5240
Dave Lewis2199.5110
Mark Cotney100.000
Team Totals1423817.0721
Opponents Totals2632412.5401
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Tom Blanchard93367939.65822514270290930.6
Team Totals95367938.75822514270290930.6
Opponents Totals104427541.1650819438367735.4
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Danny Reece7014316.2170
Tony Davis1177.060
Team Totals7124386.2170
Opponents Totals4782705.7260
(Team)1.0
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
George Ragsdale3467519.9300
Isaac Hagins919621.8310
Tony Davis4338.3160
Dana Nafziger23618.0190
Danny Reece11313.0130
Rick Berns166.060
Team Totals5195918.8310
Opponents Totals55125422.8830
SACKSNOYDS
Lee Roy Selmon11.0
Randy Crowder5.5
Dave Lewis4.0
Wally Chambers4.0
Mark Cotney2.0
Dana Nafziger2.0
Bill Kollar2.0
Reggie Lewis1.0
Cecil Johnson1.0
Aaron Brown1.0
Mike Washington1.0
Dewey Selmon1.0
Curtis Jordan1.0
Dave Logan1.0
Danny Reece1.0
Jeris White0.5
(Team)1.0
Team Totals40.0329.0
Opponents Totals12.088.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Ricky Bell610100
Rick Berns0001100
Tom Blanchard1000-50
Cedric Brown0001150
Mark Cotney0001100
Johnny Davis0010100
Jerry Eckwood900000
Jimmie Giles0010100
Isaac Hagins110100
Greg Horton0010100
Cecil Johnson0004400
Curtis Jordan0001100
Bill Kollar0004400
Dave Lewis00022391
Reggie Lewis0001100
Larry Mucker100000
Dana Nafziger0002200
Neil O'Donoghue0010100
Morris Owens100000
George Ragsdale201100
Danny Reece210100
Greg Roberts0001100
Lee Roy Selmon00022291
Jeris White0001100
Doug Williams2101-50
Richard Wood0002270
Team Totals251782432702
Opponents Totals45241615310
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