Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20 Minnesota Vikings 49 Sunday 23 October 1988 at Tampa Stadium
SCORING TB 10:46-1Q Igwebuike FG18 MIN 6:31-1Q Jordan 4 pass from Wilson (Nelson kick) TB 2:37-1Q Hill 8 pass from Testaverde (Igwebuike kick) MIN 11:33-2Q Fenney 1 run (Nelson kick) MIN 11:09-2Q Carter 26 pass from Wilson (Nelson kick) MIN 0:23-2Q Jordan 4 pass from Wilson (Nelson kick) TB 6:34-3Q Igwebuike FG32 MIN 0:52-3Q Edwards 37 interception return (Nelson kick) MIN 11:24-4Q Rice 4 run (Nelson kick) TB 9:43-4Q Tate 1 run (Igwebuike kick) MIN 3:58-4Q Dozier 2 run (Nelson kick)
"Things fell apart early and then they got worse" said Ray Perkins. Vinny threw six picks to negate a 10-7 lead in the first quarter, and the Vikings rolled up seven touchdowns to walk away with this one with ease.  "Vinny made mistakes" said the under-stating coach. "We played a bad game and so did he. He has to learn to take what the defense gives you."
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Howard 5-18, D.Smith 6-9, Tate 3-3, Goode 2-(-2). VIKINGS: Fenney 7-37, Dozier 10-34, Wilson 5-23, Rice 7-15, Anderson 4-10, Nelson 8-10, Gannon 1-(-1). PASSING BUCS: Testaverde 45-19-223-6-1. VIKINGS: Wilson 30-22-335-0-3. RECEIVING BUCS: Hill 6-84, Carrier 5-61, Pillow 4-41, Taylor 3-37, Goode 1-0. VIKINGS: Carter 6-123, Jordan 6-79, Jones 4-77, Fenney 2-26, Nelson 2-12, Mularkey 1-12, Anderson 1-6. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. VIKINGS: Browner 2-18, Edwards 1-37, Holt 1-15, Henderson 1- 13, Lee 1-0. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Elder 4-110, D.Smith 2-41, J.Smith 1-23. VIKINGS: Nelson 4-94. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Futrell 2-66. VIKINGS: Lewis 3-35. SACKS BUCS: Holmes 2-12, Rolling 1-12, Davis 0.5-3, Marve 0.5-3. VIKINGS: Team 1-8.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 74 Gruber DE 79 Davis LG 68 Mallory DT 95 Jarvis C 60 Grimes DE 90 Holmes RG 69 Bruhin LOLB 59 Murphy RT 72 Taylor LILB 99 Marve TE 82 Hall RILB 53 Coleman WR 84 Hill ROLB 58 Moss WR 88 Carrier LCB 29 Reynolds FB 43 Howard RCB 36 Futrell RB 47 Smith SS 20 Harris QB 14 Testaverde FS 39 Hamilton PLAYED 1 Igwebuike, 13 Criswell, 22 R Jones, 27 Goode, 34 Tate, 35 J Smith, 40 Elder, 51 Washington, 52 V Jones, 55 Rolling, 56 Walker, 64 Thomas, 70 Swayne, 71 Cooper, 73 McHale, 78 Cannon, 80 Pillow, 85 Taylor, 86 Magee, 94 Goff DID NOT PLAY 12 Ferguson, 30 Robinson, 83 Clinkscales INACTIVE 32 Wilder, 97 Lee
COMMENTARY CREW Tim Brandt and Hank Stram