Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7 New England Patriots 10
Sunday 11 December 1988 at Foxboro Stadium
NE7:36-1Q Perryman 6 run (Staurovsky kick)
TB2:19-4Q Carrier 15 pass from Testaverde (Carney kick)
NE3:08-OT Staurovsky FG27

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
BUCS: Howard 23-101, Goode 12-30, Testaverde 1-0.
PATRIOTS: Perryman 17-47, Eason 3-14, Stephens 12-10, Tatupu 1-5.
PASSING
BUCS: Testaverde 19-10-145-1-1.
PATRIOTS: Eason 27-16-155-2-0.
RECEIVING
BUCS: Carrier 4-90, Hall 2-24, Pillow 2-24, D.Smith 1-6, Howard 1-1.
PATRIOTS: Fryar 3-59, Dupard 3-21, Perryman 3-17, Francis 3-16, Stephens 2-13, Morgan 1-18, Jones 1-11.
INTERCEPTIONS
BUCS: Hamilton 1-6, Reynolds 1-0.
PATRIOTS: James 1-1.
KICK RETURNS
BUCS: Elder 1-13.
PATRIOTS: Martin 1-34, Davis 1-19.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: Futrell 1-3, Elder 1-0.
PATRIOTS: Fryar 5-48.
SACKS
BUCS: Goff 1-8.
PATRIOTS: Williams 2-14.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
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How Michelle Kaufman of the St.Petersburg Times saw the game
Click here for Tom Zucco's morning-after column
The Bucs won the toss in overtime. Because of the 30-mph wind conditions, coach Ray Perkins elected to kick with the wind instead of the usual procedure of electing to receive.

He never got the ball back as New England drove 56 yards in three minutes to win it on Jason Staurovsky's 27-yard fieldgoal.

"Given the same circumstances, I would make the same decision 100 times out of 100" said the unrepentant coach who was pillored in the press afterwards.
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT74 Gruber LDE79 Davis
LG68 Mallory NT95 Jarvis
C60 Grimes RDE94 Goff
RG50 Turk LOLB59 Murphy
RT72 Taylor LILB99 Marve
WR47 D Smith RILB54 Randle
WR88 Carrier ROLB58 Moss
TE82 Hall LCB29 Reynolds
FB43 Howard SS30 Robinson
RB27 Goode FS39 Hamilton
QB14 Testaverde RCB36 Futrell
SUBSTITUTIONS
4 Carney, 13 Criswell, 20 Harris. 22 R Jones, 35 J Smith, 40 Elder, 51 Washington, 52 V Jones, 53 Coleman, 55 Rolling, 56 Walker, 64 Thomas, 69 Bruhin, 71 Cooper, 73 McHale, 78 Cannon, 80 Pillow, 85 Parks, 89 Richardson, 97 Lee
DID NOT PLAY
12 Ferguson, 34 Tate, 75 Kellin
INACTIVE
21 Wright, 84 Hill