Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10  Minnesota Vikings 24 Sunday 12 November 1989  at Tampa Stadium
SCORING MIN 8:40-1Q Karlis FG41 MIN 4:33-1Q Rutland 27 fumble return (Karlis kick) MIN 2:24-1Q Jordan 3 pass from Wilson (Karlis kick) TB 11:06-2Q Igwebuike FG22 TB 13:26-4Q Wilder 5 pass from Testaverde (Igwebuike kick) MIN 5:40-4Q Walker 1 run (Karlis kick)
The Bucs managed to allow seven sacks of Vinny Testaverde but still fought back from an early deficit to within a score in the fourth quarter.   Then a 76-yard, 13-play drive resulted in Herschel Walker's clinching score with 5:40 remaining in the game. James Wilder started his 100th game in this one, the fifth Buc to reach that milestone.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Wilder 8-30, Tate 13-27, Testaverde 2-20, Stamps 2-8, Howard 1-3, Ferguson 1-2. VIKINGS: Fenney 13-55, Wilson 8-55, Walker 18-48. PASSING BUCS: Testaverde 28-18-165-0-1, Ferguson 2-0-0-1-0. VIKINGS: Wilson 21-13-146-0-1. RECEIVING BUCS: Hill 4-55, Wilder 4-42, Stamps 4-23, Carrier 2-31, Drewrey 2-10, Hall 1-2, Tate 1-2. VIKINGS: Jordan 4-25, Carter 2-49, Gustafson 2-22, Dozier 1-16, Jones 1-13, Walker 1-8, Fenney 1-7, Lewis 1-6. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. VIKINGS: Brim 1-0. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Elder 1-14, Stamps 1-0. VIKINGS: Dozier 3-69. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Drewrey 2-27. VIKINGS: Lewis 4-28. SACKS BUCS: Moss 1-1. VIKINGS: Doleman 3-33, Millard 2-12, Noga 2-9.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 74 Gruber DE 79 Davis LG 73 McHale DT 95 Jarvis C 60 Grimes DE 77 Weston RG 75 Bax LOLB 59 Murphy RT 72 Taylor LILB 99 Marve TE 82 Hall RILB 54 Randle WR 84 Hill ROLB 58 Moss WR 88 Carrier LCB 29 Reynolds FB 32 Wilder RCB 22 Jones RB 34 Tate SS 30 Robinson QB 14 Testaverde FS 39 Hamilton PLAYED 1 Igwebuike, 5 Mohr, 12 Ferguson, 20 Harris, 24 Stamps, 25 Cocroft, 36 Futrell, 40 Elder, 43 Howard, 47 Smith, 51 Thomas, 56 Anno, 57 Najarian, 70 Swayne, 71 Cooper, 78 Cannon, 80 Pillow, 85 Walker, 86 Harris, 87 Drewrey, 92 Smith, 97 Lee DID NOT PLAY 65 Graham INACTIVE 83 Peebles, 94 Goff
COMMENTARY CREW Tim Ryan and Randy Cross