Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21 Detroit Lions 10 Sunday 18 December 1988 at Tampa Stadium
SCORING TB 9:00-1Q Hill 31 pass from Testaverde (Carney kick) TB 3:14-2Q Carrier 31 pass from Testaverde (Carney kick) DET 4:34-3Q Murray FG27 DET 11:54-3Q Chadwick 19 pass from Hilger (Murray kick) TB 4:48-4Q Carrier 27 pass from Testaverde (Carney kick)
The Bucs finished with their third win in six games in a meaningless game to end the 1988 season, marked by Vinny setting an NFL record by throwing 35 interceptions in a single year.   Three more came in this game although he did balance his books a little with three scoring passes to his own guys. "I'm really proud of my team" Ray Perkins said afterwards. "I'm proud of the progress we've made this season and not just because we won today." 
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Tate 19-53, J.Smith 10-39, Goode 4-9, Hill 1-3, Testaverde 1-(-1). LIONS: James 7-26, Paige 5-16, Jones 5-14, Hilger 3-2, Mandley 1-1. PASSING BUCS: Testaverde 23-12-189-3-3. LIONS: Hilger 39-16-211-3-1, Jones 1-0-0-0-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Carrier 3-71, Hill 3-53, J.Smith 3-17, Hall 2-37, D.Smith 1- 11. LIONS: Chadwick 5-70, Mandley 4-69, James 3-19, Jones 2-22, Bland 1-17, Carter 1-14. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Hamilton 1-1, Elder 1-0, Robinson 1-0. LIONS: Blades 1-5, Griffin 1-0, Mitchell 1-0. KICK RETURNS BUCS: D.Smith 1-19, Elder 1-13, J.Smith 1-13. LIONS: Starring 3-48, Painter 1-25. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Futrell 3-31. LIONS: Mandley 5-30. SACKS BUCS: Lee 2-15, Cannon 1-5. LIONS: Jamison 2-21, Blades 1-19, Ball 1-10.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 74 Gruber DE 79 Davis LG 68 Mallory DT 95 Jarvis C 60 Grimes DE 94 Goff RG 50 Turk LOLB 59 Murphy RT 72 Taylor LILB 99 Marve TE 82 Hall RILB 54 Randle WR 84 Hill ROLB 58 Moss WR 88 Carrier LCB 29 Reynolds FB 35 Smith RCB 36 Futrell RB 27 Goode SS 30 Robinson QB 14 Testaverde FS 39 Hamilton PLAYED 4 Carney, 13 Criswell, 20 Harris. 22 R Jones, 25 B Howard, 34 Tate, 40 Elder, 47 D Smith, 51 Washington, 52 V Jones, 53 Coleman, 55 Rolling, 56 Walker, 64 Thomas, 69 Bruhin, 71 Cooper, 73 McHale, 75 Kellin, 78 Cannon, 80 Pillow, 85 Parks, 97 Lee DID NOT PLAY 12 Ferguson INACTIVE 43 W Howard, 89 Richardson
COMMENTARY CREW Ken Stabler