Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3  Minnesota Vikings 17 Sunday 1 October 1989  at the Metrodome
SCORING MIN 12:44-2Q Carter 12 pass from Kramer (Karlis kick) MIN 5:38-2Q Karlis FG20 TB 0:00-2Q Igwebuike FG44 MIN 3:12-2Q Lewis 28 pass from Kramer (Karlis kick)
Vinny's worst game of the season came in the Metrodome as the Bucs were held to just seven first downs and 158 yards in total offense.   Harry Hamilton had a couple of interceptions to help keep the score respectable.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Tate 13-64, Howard 8-13, Smith 2-9, Testaverde 1-6, Wilder 1-2. VIKINGS: Nelson 11-67, Fenney 14-38, Dozier 6-33, Anderson 7- 19, Kramer 2-3, Rice 1-2. PASSING BUCS: Testaverde 23-6-82-0-0. VIKINGS: Kramer 32-18-190-2-2, Wilson 3-3-40-0-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Hill 3-48, Smith 1-19, Harris 1-9, Carrier 1-6. VIKINGS: Carter 6-87, Anderson 4-48, Jones 3-38, Lewis 3-32, Nelson 2-12, Fenney 2-6, Jordan 1-7. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Hamilton 2-30. VIKINGS: none. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Elder 4-89. VIKINGS: Nelson 1-30. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: none. VIKINGS: Lewis 6-101. SACKS BUCS: Jarvis 1-18, Murphy 1-9. VIKINGS: Doleman 1-9, Millard 1-9.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 74 Gruber DE 79 Davis LG 73 McHale DT 95 Jarvis 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 84 Hill ROLB 58 Moss WR 88 Carrier LCB 29 Reynolds FB 43 Howard RCB 22 Jones RB 34 Tate SS 30 Robinson QB 14 Testaverde FS 39 Hamilton PLAYED 1 Igwebuike, 5 Mohr, 20 Harris, 32 Wilder, 36 Futrell, 38 Lawson, 40 Elder, 47 Smith, 51 Thomas, 53 Coleman, 55 Rolling, 56 Anno, 70 Swayne, 77 Weston, 78 Cannon, 85 Walker, 86 Harris, 87 Drewrey, 97 Lee DID NOT PLAY 12 Ferguson, 65 Graham, 75 Bax, 89 Gay INACTIVE 62 Simmonds, 83 Peebles
COMMENTARY CREW James Brown and Ken Stabler