Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13 Minnesota Vikings 14
Sunday 9 October 1988 at the Metrodome
|MIN||8:49-1Q ||Carter 11 pass from Kramer (Nelson kick) |
|TB||7:39-2Q ||Carrier 14 pass from Testaverde (Igwebuike kick) |
|TB||15:00-2Q ||Igwebuike FG31 |
|MIN||12:11-3Q || Rice 1 run (Nelson kick) |
|TB||2:13-4Q ||Igwebuike FG36 |
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.
BUCS: Testaverde 25-12-170-2-1.
VIKINGS: Kramer 30-19-209-1-1.
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.
BUCS: Futrell 1-26.
VIKINGS: Harris 1-27, Edwards 1-10.
BUCS: Elder 2-48, McAdoo 1-31.
VIKINGS: Harris 3-82.
BUCS: Futrell 1-8.
VIKINGS: Lewis 3-15, Carter 1-10.
BUCS: Jarvis 1-1, Murphy 1-1.
VIKINGS: Thomas 1-16.
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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."
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
|30 Robinson, 55 Rolling