Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13 Minnesota Vikings 14
Sunday 9 October 1988 at the Metrodome
MIN8:49-1Q Carter 11 pass from Kramer (Nelson kick)
TB7:39-2Q Carrier 14 pass from Testaverde (Igwebuike kick)
TB15:00-2Q Igwebuike FG31
MIN12:11-3Q Rice 1 run (Nelson kick)
TB2:13-4Q Igwebuike FG36

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
BUCS: Goode 14-82, Wilder 20-80, Howard 2-11, Tate 3-4.
VIKINGS: Nelson 13-52, Rice 4-11, Anderson 2-6, Kramer 1-0.
PASSING
BUCS: Testaverde 25-12-170-2-1.
VIKINGS: Kramer 30-19-209-1-1.
RECEIVING
BUCS: Carrier 3-38, Hill 3-27, Magee 2-28, Starring 1-53, Hall 1-19, Smith 1-3, Wilder 1-2.
VIKINGS: Carter 7-82, Nelson 4-43, Jordan 3-44, Anderson 2-12, Jones 1-13, Fenney 1-12, Rice 1-3.
INTERCEPTIONS
BUCS: Futrell 1-26.
VIKINGS: Harris 1-27, Edwards 1-10.
KICK RETURNS
BUCS: Elder 2-48, McAdoo 1-31.
VIKINGS: Harris 3-82.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: Futrell 1-8.
VIKINGS: Lewis 3-15, Carter 1-10.
SACKS
BUCS: Jarvis 1-1, Murphy 1-1.
VIKINGS: Thomas 1-16.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
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20-odd seconds to play and the Bucs are down by one. Vinny launches a Hail Mary bomb down the right sideline and WR Stephen Starring comes up with it at the Minnesota 21-yard line. But there are no timeouts left.

The offense desperately tries to get off the field, the kicking team on. One lineman even dived off the field in an attempt to leave the necessary 11 on the field. The kick was good but two seconds too late.

"The people on the field didn't recognise the fieldgoal unit was coming on" explained Ray Perkins. "I'm the head coach so I'll take the blame for that."
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 SS20 Harris
RB27 Goode FS39 Hamilton
QB14 Testaverde RCB36 Futrell
SUBSTITUTIONS
1 Igwebuike, 13 Criswell, 22 Jones, 28 Isom, 33 McAdoo, 34 Tate, 35 J Smith, 40 Elder, 43 Howard, 51 Washington, 56 Walker, 58 Najarian, 69 Bruhin, 70 Swayne,71 Cooper, 78 Cannon, 80 Pillow, 81 Starring, 86 Magee, 94 Goff, 97 Lee
DID NOT PLAY
12 Ferguson, 73 McHale
INACTIVE
30 Robinson, 55 Rolling