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1979 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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10-6-0, Finished 1st in NFC Central Division  · 1979 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -2.8, Offense: -4.6, Defense: 1.8, SoS: -5.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 273 points (17.1/g), 21st of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 237 points (14.8/g), 1st.
 Differential of 36 points (2.2/g), 9th.  Expected W-L: 9.3-6.7.

Coach: John McKay (10-6-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Tom Bass

Stadium: Tampa Stadium
 Training Camp: One Buc Place / Buccaneer Place (Tampa, Florida)

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sat September 1 boxscore W 1-0 Detroit Lions 31 16 18 334 105 229 1 16 231 89 142 3
2 Sun September 9 boxscore W OT 2-0 @ Baltimore Colts 29 26 17 294 196 98 5 18 206 114 92 4
3 Sun September 16 boxscore W 3-0 @ Green Bay Packers 21 10 19 367 132 235 1 18 274 185 89 3
4 Sun September 23 boxscore W 4-0 Los Angeles Rams 21 6 15 249 101 148 3 11 186 76 110 4
5 Sun September 30 boxscore W 5-0 @ Chicago Bears 17 13 18 373 159 214 3 11 234 152 82 3
6 Sun October 7 boxscore L 5-1 @ New York Giants 14 17 15 273 182 91 3 15 220 18 202 1
7 Sun October 14 boxscore L 5-2 New Orleans Saints 14 42 16 374 213 161 4 22 397 163 234 1
8 Sun October 21 boxscore W 6-2 Green Bay Packers 21 3 15 313 85 228 1 16 299 261 38 4
9 Sun October 28 boxscore W 7-2 @ Minnesota Vikings 12 10 20 360 258 102 1 21 330 219 111 1
10 Sun November 4 boxscore L 7-3 @ Atlanta Falcons 14 17 13 268 194 74 3 18 266 54 212 1
11 Sun November 11 boxscore W 8-3 @ Detroit Lions 16 14 17 286 182 104 1 16 267 229 38 3
12 Sun November 18 boxscore W 9-3 New York Giants 31 3 20 363 176 187 14 200 105 95 4
13 Sun November 25 boxscore L 9-4 Minnesota Vikings 22 23 22 425 242 183 1 16 268 158 110 2
14 Sun December 2 boxscore L 9-5 Chicago Bears 0 14 13 238 131 107 5 10 164 17 147 1
15 Sun December 9 boxscore L 9-6 @ San Francisco 49ers 7 23 13 263 211 52 6 21 327 214 113 1
16 Sun December 16 boxscore W 10-6 Kansas City Chiefs 3 0 16 269 45 224 3 4 80 22 58 2
Playoffs
Division Sat December 29 boxscore W 11-6 Philadelphia Eagles 24 17 17 318 132 186 1 15 227 179 48 1
ConfChamp Sun January 6 boxscore L 11-7 Los Angeles Rams 0 9 7 177 85 92 1 23 369 153 216 1