New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17 to 10

Sunday, December 17, 1978, Week 16

The New Orleans Saints played the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Tampa on Sunday, December 17, 1978, Week 16 of the 1978 season. The Saints won by a score of 17-10. With this game, the Buccaneers finished the season 3-5-0 at home, while the Saints finished 4-4-0 on the road for the 1978 season.

The Buccaneers finished the season with a record of 5-11-0, while the Saints finished the season at 7-9-0.

New Orleans Saints offense

Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
421 250 171 3 24


Head Coach: Dick Nolan Offensive Coordinator: Ed Hughes Defensive Coordinator: Paul Wiggin Quarterbacks Coach: Lamar McHan Wide Receivers Coach: Lamar McHan Offensive Line Coach: Dick Stanfel Defensive Line Coach: Tom Pratt Linebackers Coach: Ed Beard Defensive Backs Coach: Chet Franklin Special Teams Coach: Whitey Campbell Conditioning Coach: Bob Hill Owner: John Mecom Director of Pro Personnel: Ernie Hefferle Director of Player Personnel: Bob Whitman

Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense

Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
177 75 102 0 10


Head Coach: John McKay Offensive Coordinator: Joe Gibbs Defensive Coordinator: Tom Bass Chief Assistant: Abe Gibron Quarterbacks Coach: Bill Nelsen Wide Receivers Coach: Willie Brown Offensive Line Coach: Skip Husbands Running Backs Coach: Joe Gibbs Defensive Line Coach: Abe Gibron Linebackers Coach: Tom Bass Defensive Backs Coach: Wayne Fontes Special Teams Coach: Phil Krueger Scout: Bill Muir