Tampa Bay Buccaneers 15 Chicago Bears 27
Sunday 20 November 1988 at Tampa Stadium
CHI10:38-1Q Anderson 1 run (Butler kick)
CHI6:59-1Q Anderson 17 run (Butler kick)
TB3:10-1Q Igwebuike FG27
CHI6:10-2Q Muster 40 pass from Tomczak (Butler kick)
TB0:00-2Q Igwebuike FG23
TB13:22-4Q Safety - Goode downed Wagner in the endzone
CHI7:29-4Q Butler FG36
CHI2:20-4Q Butler FG43
TB0:59-4Q Pillow 7 pass from Ferguson (Criswell kick)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
BUCS: Tate 19-66, Testaverde 5-55, Howard 14-47.
BEARS: Anderson 19-66, Sanders 10-50, Muster 3-17, Harbaugh 1-8, Wagner 1-0, Suhey 3-(-2).
PASSING
BUCS: Testaverde 22-7-86-2-0, Ferguson 10-5-77-0-1.
BEARS: Tomczak 21-9-179-2-1, Harbaugh 4-1-30-0-0.
RECEIVING
BUCS: Pillow 3-47, Hill 3-37, Carrier 2-39, D.Smith 2-22, Howard 1-14, Magee 1-4.
BEARS: Morris 3-70, McKinnon 2-49, Muster 1-40, Davis 1-21, Anderson 1-17, Moorehead 1-6, Thornton 1-6.
INTERCEPTIONS
BUCS: Hamilton 1-23, Harris 1-2.
BEARS: Douglass 1-29, Singletary 1-13.
KICK RETURNS
BUCS: Elder 3-93, Futrell 1-18.
BEARS: Gentry 1-42.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: Futrell 4-54.
BEARS: McKinnon 2-18, Kowlowski 1-0.
SACKS
BUCS: Cannon 1-9.
BEARS: Rivers 1-10.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
Click here for the gamebook and the play-by-play
How Michelle Kaufman of the St.Petersburg Times saw the game
How Michelle reported my own attendance on the sidelines
How can I forget this one? Not just the first NFL game I saw live, but one I watched from the Bucs' bench as a guest of Ray Perkins. You don't realise how hard they hit in this game until you're that close, and I was close to getting decapitated by Mike Singletary at one point.

The game was never in doubt, the Bears were far too good and the only historical note came when Kerry Goode recorded the first safety in Buc history.
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT74 Gruber LDE79 Davis
LG68 Mallory NT95 Jarvis
C60 Grimes RDE94 Goff
RG69 Bruhin LOLB59 Murphy
RT72 Taylor LILB99 Marve
WR84 Hill RILB53 Coleman
WR88 Carrier ROLB58 Moss
TE86 Magee LCB29 Reynolds
FB43 Howard SS20 Harris
RB34 Tate FS39 Hamilton
QB14 Testaverde RCB36 Futrell
SUBSTITUTIONS
1 Igwebuike, 12 Ferguson, 13 Criswell, 21 Wright, 27 Goode, 28 Brown, 35 J Smith, 40 Elder, 47 D Smith, 50 Turk, 51 Washington, 52 V Jones, 54 Randle, 55 Rolling, 56 Walker, 64 Thomas, 71 Cooper, 73 McHale, 75 Kellin, 78 Cannon, 80 Pillow, 83 Clinkscales, 97 Lee
DID NOT PLAY
INACTIVE
22 R Jones, 82 Hall