The Tampa Bay Buccaneers decisively defeated the Detroit Lions, 31 to 16, on September 1, 1979.

Final

DET

Lions

0-1-0

16

TB

31

Team

DET

TB

1

0

10

2

7

14

3

0

0

4

9

7

Total

16

31

Summary

Team Stats

Player Stats

1st quarter

DET

TB

Buccaneers

Neil O'Donoghue 31-yard field goal

0

3

Buccaneers

Lee Roy Selmon 29-yard fumble return (Neil O'Donoghue kick)

0

10

2nd quarter

DET

TB

Lions

David Hill 11-yard pass from Joe Reed (Benny Ricardo kick)

7

10

Buccaneers

Ricky Bell 7-yard run (Neil O'Donoghue kick)

7

17

Buccaneers

Jimmie Giles 66-yard pass from Doug Williams (Neil O'Donoghue kick)

7

24

4th quarter

DET

TB

Buccaneers

Jim Obradovich 2-yard pass from Doug Williams (Neil O'Donoghue kick)

7

31

Lions

Rick Kane 3-yard run (Benny Ricardo kick)

14

31

Lions

Safety (Doug English)

16

31