Tampa Bay Buccaneers 25 Detroit Lions 28
Sunday 22 November 1998 at Raymond James Stadium
DET 12:52-1Q Crowell 53 pass from Batch (Hanson kick)
DET 6:26-1Q Rasby 3 pass from Batch (Hanson kick)
TB 12:52-2Q Green 44 pass from Dilfer (Husted kick)
DET 3:53-2Q Rivers 36 run (Hanson kick)
TB 0:26-2Q Moore 8 pass from Dilfer (Husted kick)
TB 6:30-3Q Husted FG33
DET 14:57-4Q Vardell 1 run (Hanson kick)
TB 10:42-4Q Alstott 5 run (Anthony pass from Dilfer)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
BUCS: Dunn 14-73, Alstott 20-68, Dilfer 1-4.
LIONS: Sanders 21-66, Rivers 1-36, Batch 2-8, Vardell 3-2.
PASSING
BUCS: Dilfer 30-16-283-2-2.
LIONS: Batch 23-14-195-0-2.
RECEIVING
BUCS: Emanuel 4-80, Anthony 4-38, Green 3-98, Dunn 3-42, Alstott 1-17, Moore 1-8.
LIONS: Morton 5-49, Crowell 3-82, Vardell 2-28, Stablein 2-26, Sanders 1-7, Rasby 1-3.
INTERCEPTIONS
BUCS: none.
LIONS: Jordan 1-4, Rice 1-0.
KICK RETURNS
BUCS: Anthony 3-66.
LIONS: Fair 4-93, Rivers 1-6.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: Green 4-31.
LIONS: Fair 1-5.
SACKS
BUCS: Sapp 1-7.
LIONS: none.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
Fighting back from a 21-7 deficit, the Bucs attempt at a famous comeback victory were halted from the Detroit 11-yard line inside the last two minutes when Trent Dilfer's pass was deflected and picked off by Ron Rice. The Bucs had over 400 yards in total offense but key penalties and another earlier Dilfer interception made it three losses in a row for one of the SuperBowl favourites in the pre-season.
Rick Stroud reports from Raymond James Stadium
The Bucs' passion was in the local hospital
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OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT74 Gruber LDE97 Jackson
LG64 Diaz UT77 Culpepper
C61 Mayberry DT99 Sapp
RG73 Middleton RDE91 Upshaw
RT70 Odom LLB50 Gooch
TE83 Moore MLB59 Duncan
WR87 Emanuel RLB55 Brooks
WR85 Anthony LCB21 Abraham
FB82 Hape SS47 Lynch
RB40 Alstott FS22 Mincy
QB12 Dilfer RCB20 Barber
SUBSTITUTIONS
5 Husted, 6 Barnhardt, 23 Bouie, 25 Kelly, 28 Dunn, 29 Smith, 31 Young, 37 Ellison, 41 Neal, 51 Singleton, 53 Quarles, 54 Palmer, 69 Pierson, 71 Wunsch, 78 Jones, 80 Davis, 81 Green, 84 Thomas, 88 Hunter, 94 White, 98 Cannida
DID NOT PLAY
4 Walsh, 65 Dogins
INACTIVE
13 Milanovich, 26 Abdullah, 27 Parker, 33 Vance, 56 Nickerson, 75 Washington, 86 Williams, 98 Mix