Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7 Minnesota Vikings 31
Sunday 6 September 1998 at the Metrodome
MIN 6:31-1Q Carter 1 pass from Johnson (Anderson kick)
MIN 3:54-1Q Moss 47 pass from Johnson (Anderson kick)
MIN 6:30-2Q Moss 30 pass from Johnson (Anderson kick)
TB6:06-3Q Neal 3 pass from Dilfer (Husted kick)
MIN 14:57-4Q Anderson FG20
MIN 6:35-4Q Carter 19 pass from Johnson (Anderson kick)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
BUCS: Dunn 12-47, Alstott 7-12, Ellison 3-6, Dilfer 1-3.
VIKINGS: Smith 18-90, Hoard 7-29, Johnson 2-(-2).
PASSING
BUCS: Dilfer 25-17-207-0-1, Walsh 12-6-53-1-0.
VIKINGS: Johnson 25-15-189-1-4.
RECEIVING
BUCS: Emanuel 7-98, Anthony 4-58,Alstott 4-29, Williams 2-24, Dunn 2-21, Hape 2-11, Moore 1-16, Neal 1-3.
VIKINGS: Carter 5-31, Moss 4-95, Hoard 2-23, Smith 2-23, Evans 1-14, Reed 1-3.
INTERCEPTIONS
BUCS: Mincy 1-22.
VIKINGS: Hitchcock 1-38.
KICK RETURNS
BUCS: Anthony 5-130.
VIKINGS: Palmer 1-19, Williams 1-12.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: Williams 2-23.
VIKINGS: Palmer 2-7.
SACKS
BUCS: Parker 1-8.
VIKINGS: Williams 1-9.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
The Bucs lost their season opener in Minnesota as Brad Johnson threw four TD passes, two to rookie Randy Moss. The famed Tampa pass rush was almost non-existent and this time no-one could blame Trent who had an efficient day at the office completing his first 11 passes of the year. "This might have been a stumble" said center Tony Mayberry. "It wasn't a fall."
Rick Stroud reports from the Metrodome
Plenty of Bucs were at fault but not Trent Dilfer
The wake-up call looks like a nightmare
Twist of agony ends Emanuel's hot start
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OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT74 Gruber LDE72 Ahanotu
LG64 Diaz UT77 Culpepper
C61 Mayberry DT99 Sapp
RG73 Middleton RDE91 Upshaw
RT71 Wunsch LLB50 Gooch
TE83 Moore MLB56 Nickerson
WR85 Anthony RLB55 Brooks
WR87 Emanuel LCB21 Abraham
FB40 Alstott SS47 Lynch
RB28 Dunn FS22 Mincy
QB12 Dilfer RCB27 Parker
SUBSTITUTIONS
4 Walsh, 5 Husted, 6 Barnhardt, 19 Hunter, 20 Barber, 23 Bouie, 24 Robinson, 25 Kelly, 31 Young, 37 Ellison, 41 Neal, 51 Singleton, 52 Bellisari, 53 Quarles, 54 Palmer, 69 Pierson, 80 Davis, 82 Hape, 86 Williams, 94 White, 97 Jackson, 98 Cannida
DID NOT PLAY
65 Dogins
INACTIVE
13 Milanovich, 26 Abdullah, 59 Duncan,70 Odom, 75 Washington, 78 Jones, 81 Green, 90 Maniecki