Tampa Bay Buccaneers 9 New Orleans Saints 13
Sunday 25 September 1988 at the Superdome
NO 8:25-1Q Hill 5 pass from Hebert (Andersen kick)
NO 4:25-1Q Andersen FG28
TB14:50-2Q Igwebuike FG25
NO12:31-2Q Andersen FG41
TB7:15-2Q Igwebuike FG35
TB6:51-3Q Igwebuike FG35

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
BUCS: Goode 10-44, Wilder 10-38, Tate 3-10.
SAINTS: Hilliard 18-47, Heyward 9-36, Perriman 1-17, Mayes 2-17, Hebert 4-0.
PASSING
BUCS: Testaverde 33-14-230-1-0.
SAINTS: Hebert 28-16-159-1-1.
RECEIVING
BUCS: Hill 4-91, Carrier 4-66, Wilder 3-25, Hall 2-26, Goode 1-22.
SAINTS: Hill 6-73, Tice 2-34, Hilliard 2-15, Martin 2-9, Heyward 2-3, Mayes 1-15, Perriman 1-10.
INTERCEPTIONS
BUCS: Reynolds 1-7.
SAINTS: Jakes 1-39.
KICK RETURNS
BUCS: Elder 2-51.
SAINTS: Atkins 2-84, Gray 2-36.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: none.
SAINTS: Gray 1-22.
SACKS
BUCS: Jarvis 1-8.
SAINTS: Geathers 1-8, Wilks 1-8, V.Johnson 1-7, Swilling 1-3.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
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The Bucs nearly upset the Saints in their own Bayou but for a series of gaffs in the second quarter. Trailing 13-3, Kerry Goode's TD run was called back for a motion penalty, and then Goode dropped a TD pass from Vinny Testaverde. The resulting score hence was only a Donald Igwebuike fieldgoal instead of a TD, the final difference in the scores.

The Saints' only TD came after Robert Goff was called for a late hit on Bobby Hebert after New Orleans had been stopped on third down. "We just weren't good enough to win today" said Ray Perkins.
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
FB32 Wilder SS30 Robinson
RB34 Tate FS39 Hamilton
QB14 Testaverde RCB36 Futrell
SUBSTITUTIONS
1 Igwebuike, 13 Criswell, 20 Harris, 22 Jones, 27 Goode, 33 McAdoo, 35 J Smith, 40 Elder, 43 Howard, 51 Washington, 55 Rolling, 56 Walker, 69 Bruhin, 70 Swayne, 71 Cooper, 78 Cannon, 81 Starring, 86 Magee, 94 Goff, 97 Lee
DID NOT PLAY
12 Ferguson, 64 Thomas, 80 Pillow
INACTIVE
54 Randle, 73 McHale