Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21 Detroit Lions 10
Sunday 18 December 1988 at Tampa Stadium
TB9:00-1Q Hill 31 pass from Testaverde (Carney kick)
TB3:14-2Q 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)

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.
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
Let's hear it for the receivers - Hill and Carrier take the plaudits
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."
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT74 Gruber LDE79 Davis
LG68 Mallory NT95 Jarvis
C60 Grimes RDE94 Goff
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
RB27 Goode FS39 Hamilton
QB14 Testaverde RCB36 Futrell
SUBSTITUTIONS
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