Tampa Bay Buccaneers 22  Pittsburgh Steelers 31 Sunday 24 December 1989  at Tampa Stadium
SCORING PIT 12:11-1Q Worley 1 run (Anderson kick) TB 6:45-1Q Carrier 7 pass from Ferguson (Igwebuike kick) PIT 13:54-2Q Lipps 79 pass from Brister (Anderson kick) TB 6:33-2Q Igwebuike FG45 PIT 1:01-2Q Lipps 12 pass from Brister (Anderson kick) PIT 0:00-2Q Anderson FG32 TB 4:56-3Q Igwebuike FG24 PIT 0:05-3Q Worley 2 run (Anderson kick) TB 3:52-4Q Safety – Cocroft blocked punt through the endzone TB 3:02-4Q Carrier 39 pass from Ferguson (Igwebuike kick)
This was the coldest home game in Buc history with the game temperature at just 39 degrees leading to a crowd of less than 30,000 showing up.   Mark Carrier had his fourth straigth 100-yard game, one again missed by Vinny due to his ankle injury.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Tate 11-38, Stamps 2-18, Howard 5-15, Wilder 7-13. STEELERS: Hoge 18-90, Worley 18-51, Brister 1-6. PASSING BUCS: Ferguson 41-21-244-1-2. STEELERS: Brister 15-7-178-2-2. RECEIVING BUCS: Carrier 6-101, Stamps 3-34, Hall 3-33, Drewrey 2-24, Tate 2-20, Wilder 2-4, Harris 1-17, Howard 1-7, Peebles 1-4. STEELERS: Lipps 4-137, Mularkey 1-27, Hill 1-13, Worley 1-1. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Reynolds 1-4, Futrell 1-1. STEELERS: Woodson 1-39. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Stamps 2-39, Elder 2-38, Drewrey 1-26. STEELERS: Woodson 2-86. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Drewrey 1-9. STEELERS: Woodson 3-12. SACKS BUCS: none. STEELERS: Lloyd 1-7.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 74 Gruber DE 78 Cannon LG 75 Bax DT 97 Lee C 60 Grimes DE 94 Goff RG 69 Bruhin LOLB 59 Murphy RT 72 Taylor LILB 99 Marve TE 82 Hall RILB 54 Randle WR 89 Carrier ROLB 58 Moss WR 84 Hill LCB 36 Futrell FB 43 Howard RCB 22 Jones RB 34 Tate SS 30 Robinson QB 14 Testaverde FS 39 Hamilton PLAYED 1 Igwebuike, 5 Mohr, 11 Bell, 20 Harris, 24 Stamps, 25 Cocroft, 29 Reynolds, 32 Wilder, 40 Elder, 41 Mitchell, 51 Thomas, 56 Anno, 57 Najarian, 70 Swayne, 73 McHale, 77 Weston, 79 Davis, 80 Pillow, 83 Peebles, 85 Walker, 86 Harris, 87 Drewrey DID NOT PLAY 65 Graham INACTIVE 3 Carney, 71 Cooper
COMMENTARY CREW Joel Meyers and Paul Maguire