Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20 Minnesota Vikings 49
Sunday 23 October 1988 at Tampa Stadium
TB10:46-1Q Igwebuike FG18
MIN6:31-1Q Jordan 4 pass from Wilson (Nelson kick)
TB2:37-1Q Hill 8 pass from Testaverde (Igwebuike kick)
MIN11:33-2Q Fenney 1 run (Nelson kick)
MIN11:09-2Q Carter 26 pass from Wilson (Nelson kick)
MIN0:23-2Q Jordan 4 pass from Wilson (Nelson kick)
TB6:34-3Q Igwebuike FG32
MIN 0:52-3Q Edwards 37 interception return (Nelson kick)
MIN11:24-4Q Rice 4 run (Nelson kick)
TB9:43-4Q Tate 1 run (Igwebuike kick)
MIN 3:58-4Q Dozier 2 run (Nelson kick)

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.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
Click here for the gamebook and the play-by-play
How Michelle Kaufman of the St.Petersburg Times saw the game
Click here for Tom Zucco's morning-after column
"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."
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT74 Gruber LDE79 Davis
LG68 Mallory NT95 Jarvis
C60 Grimes RDE90 Holmes
RG69 Bruhin LOLB59 Murphy
RT72 Taylor LILB99 Marve
WR84 Hill RILB53 Coleman
WR88 Carrier ROLB58 Moss
TE82 Hall LCB29 Reynolds
FB43 Howard SS20 Harris
RB47 D Smith FS39 Hamilton
QB14 Testaverde RCB36 Futrell
SUBSTITUTIONS
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