Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24 Phoenix Cardinals 30
Sunday 18 September 1988 at Tampa Stadium
PHO10:45-1Q Del Greco FG47
PHO1:52-1Q Mitchell 6 run (Del Greco kick)
PHO0:00-1Q Del Greco FG37
TB9:05-2Q Igwebuike FG34
PHO 0:48-2Q Ferrell 1 run (Del Greco kick)
TB 12:15-3Q Hill 23 pass from Testaverde (Igwebuike kick)
PHO0:43-3Q Del Greco FG23
TB13:42-4Q Wilder 5 run (Igwebuike kick)
TB10:55-4Q Tate 47 run (Igwebuike kick)
PHO3:14-4Q Novacek 42 pass from Stoudt (Del Greco kick)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
BUCS: Tate 4-54, Wilder 14-52, Howard 1-8, Testaverde 2-0.
CARDINALS: Mitchell 18-110, Ferrell 10-38, Green 1-18, Jordan 5-14, Lomax 1-3, Stoudt 3-(-2).
PASSING
BUCS: Testaverde 28-16-211-2-1.
CARDINALS: Lomax 13-10-148-0-0, Stoudt 19-9-149-0-1.
RECEIVING
BUCS: Wilder 5-55, Hill 4-80, Hall 3-37, Carrier 3-34, J.Smith 1-5.
CARDINALS: Smith 6-103, Novacek 5-102, Awalt 3-24, Mitchell 2-19, Jones 1-25, Green 1-21, Ferrell 1-3.
INTERCEPTIONS
BUCS: none.
CARDINALS: Young 1-2, Carter 1-0.
KICK RETURNS
BUCS: Elder 3-87, McAdoo 3-77, J.Smith 1-18.
CARDINALS: Mitchell 3-68.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: Futrell 1-0.
CARDINALS: Sikahema 1-11.
SACKS
BUCS: Holmes 1-3.
CARDINALS: Clasby 1-11, Bell 1-6, Nunn 1-6, Harvey 1-4.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
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Down 20-3 at half-time, the Bucs looked dead and buried again at home. But they came back and were only beaten on a blown defensive assignment that left TE Jay Novacek wide open for the game winner with just over three minutes to play.

Lars Tate's go-ahead TD run was a good one as he was hit at the line of scrimmage, landed back on his feet and then raced through a second gap for the score from 47-yards out.
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT74 Gruber LDE79 Davis
LG68 Mallory NT95 Jarvis
C60 Grimes RDE90 Holmes
RG50 Turk LOLB59 Murphy
RT72 Taylor LILB99 Marve
WR84 Hill RILB53 Coleman
WR88 Carrier ROLB58 Moss
TE82 Hall LCB29 Reynolds
FB43 Howard SS30 Robinson
RB32 Wilder FS39 Hamilton
QB14 Testaverde RCB36 Futrell
SUBSTITUTIONS
1 Igwebuike, 13 Criswell, 20 Harris, 22 Jones, 33 McAdoo, 34 Tate, 35 J Smith, 40 Elder, 51 Washington, 55 Rolling, 56 Walker, 69 Bruhin, 70 Swayne, 71 Cooper, 78 Cannon, 80 Pillow, 81 Starring, 86 Magee, 94 Goff, 97 Lee
DID NOT PLAY
12 Ferguson,27 Goode, 64 Thomas
INACTIVE
54 Randle, 73 McHale