Tampa Bay Buccaneers 15 Chicago Bears 27
Sunday 20 November 1988 at Tampa Stadium
|CHI||10:38-1Q || Anderson 1 run (Butler kick) |
|CHI||6:59-1Q ||Anderson 17 run (Butler kick) |
|TB||3:10-1Q || Igwebuike FG27 |
|CHI||6:10-2Q || Muster 40 pass from Tomczak (Butler kick) |
|TB||0:00-2Q || Igwebuike FG23 |
|TB||13:22-4Q || Safety - Goode downed Wagner in the endzone |
|CHI||7:29-4Q ||Butler FG36 |
|CHI||2:20-4Q ||Butler FG43 |
|TB||0:59-4Q ||Pillow 7 pass from Ferguson (Criswell kick) |
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).
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.
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.
BUCS: Hamilton 1-23, Harris 1-2.
BEARS: Douglass 1-29, Singletary 1-13.
BUCS: Elder 3-93, Futrell 1-18.
BEARS: Gentry 1-42.
BUCS: Futrell 4-54.
BEARS: McKinnon 2-18, Kowlowski 1-0.
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.
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
|22 R Jones, 82 Hall