Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14 Philadelphia Eagles 41
Sunday 4 September 1988 at Tampa Stadium
PHI12:30-1Q Quick 37 pass from Cunningham (Dorsey kick
PHI3:40-1Q Toney 2 run (Dorsey kick)
PHI1:23-1Q Jackson 8 pass from Cunningham (Dorsey kick)
PHI7:10-2Q Dorsey FG23
PHI2:22-2Q Dorsey FG26
PHI0:30-2Q Cunningham 2 run (Dorsey kick)
TB12:22-3Q Hill 42 pass from Testaverde (Igwebuike kick)
PHI6:37-3Q Hoage 38 run (Dorsey kick)
TB 1:32-3Q Carrier 59 pass from Testaverde (Igwebuike kick)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
BUCS: Tate 6-30, Testaverde 3-9, J.Smith 2-3, Wilder 3-1, Criswell 1-0.
EAGLES: Hoage 1-38, Haddix 9-38, Toney 7-23, Cunningham 5-21, Tautalatasi 11-16, Byars 9-5.
PASSING
BUCS: Testaverde 45-21-324-5-2
EAGLES: Cunningham 12-7-156-1-2, Cavanaugh 14-6-92-1-0.
RECEIVING
BUCS: Hill 8-157, Hall 5-59, J.Smith 3-25, Wilder 2-5, Carrier 1-59, Taylor 1-13, Magee 1-6.
EAGLES: Carter 4-85, Garrity 3-35, Quick 2-90, Jackson 2-9, Byars 1-24, Toney 1-5.
INTERCEPTIONS
BUCS: Elder 1-9, Jones 1-0.
EAGLES: Hoage 2-36, Joyner 1-26, Allen 1-10, Hopkins 1-0.
KICK RETURNS
BUCS: Elder 5-113, J.Smith 2-30.
EAGLES: Konency 2-37.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: Futrell 1-20.
EAGLES: Konency 1-8.
SACKS
BUCS: none.
EAGLES: White 1-5.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
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Not a good start to the season thanks to five interceptions and a 34-0 halftime deficit in your home opener. Trailing 14-0, Vinny threw a strike to free safety Terry Hoage and two plays later, it was a three TD game.

Punter Ray Criswell then fumbled a snap to set up a fieldgoal and just before half-time, Vinny overthrew James Wilder and Seth Joyner picked off the pass setting up another score.
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT74 Gruber LDE79 Davis
LG68 Mallory NT95 Jarvis
C60 Grimes RDE90 Holmes
RG50 Turk LOLB59 Murphy
RT72 Taylor LILB99 Marve
WR84 Hill RILB54 Randle
WR88 Carrier ROLB58 Moss
TE82 Hall LCB29 Reynolds
FB35 J Smith SS30 Robinson
RB32 Wilder FS39 Hamilton
QB14 Testaverde RCB22 Jones
SUBSTITUTIONS
1 Igwebuike, 13 Criswell, 20 Harris, 27 Goode, 34 Tate, 36 Futrell, 40 Elder, 43 Howard, 51 Washington, 53 Coleman, 55 Rolling, 56 Walker, 64 Thomas, 69 Bruhin, 70 Swayne, 78 Cannon, 80 Pillow, 85 Taylor, 86 Magee, 94 Goff, 97 Lee
DID NOT PLAY
12 Ferguson, 71 Cooper
INACTIVE
73 McHale, 81 Starring