Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 Washington Redskins 20
Sunday 20 December 1998 at RFK Stadium
TB 8:19-1Q Moore 8 pass from Dilfer (Husted kick)
WAS 3:26-1Q Shepherd 16 run (Blanchard kick)
TB 12:16-2Q Husted FG20
TB 9:22-2Q Husted FG42
TB 6:01-3Q Husted FG24
WAS 13:39-4Q Blanchard FG26
WAS 6:06-4Q Blanchard FG35
WAS 5:49-4Q Alexander 15 pass from Green (Blanchard kick)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
BUCS: Alstott 13-80, Dilfer 6-37, Dunn 18-33.
REDSKINS: Hicks 11-59, Shepherd 1-16, Mitchell 4-10, Green 4-5.
PASSING
BUCS: Dilfer 34-14-100-2-1.
REDSKINS: Green 33-16-191-1-1.
RECEIVING
BUCS: Dunn 5-27, Emanuel 3-24, Moore 3-23, Williams 2-24, Green 1-12.
REDSKINS: Alexander 6-62, Connell 4-86, Hicks 2-12, Mitchell 2-10, Thomas 1-12, Shepherd 1-9.
INTERCEPTIONS
BUCS: Mincy 1-9.
REDSKINS: Jones 1-9, Green 1-0.
KICK RETURNS
BUCS: Green 5-136.
REDSKINS: Mitchell 4-86, Burnett 1-5.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: Green 2-25.
REDSKINS: Mitchell 3-46.
SACKS
BUCS: Lynch 2-26, Jackson 1-17, Culpepper 1-8, Upshaw 1-4.
REDSKINS: Wilkerson 1-5, Lang 1-5, Boutte 1-3.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
It was always going to be tough to win in Washington to keep the post-season dream alive, but with the Bucs leading 16-7 early in the fourth quarter, it looked on the cards. Two Cary Blanchard fieldgoals brought the Redskins close, but then Jacquez Green fumbled a kickoff and Stephen Alexander caught the go-ahead score with 5:49 to play. Two late Tampa drives ended in Trent Dilfer interceptions and the Bucs flew home from the nation's capital needing help to make the playoffs.
Rick Stroud reports from Jack Kent Cooke Stadium
Bottom line - the Bucs must find an offense
This game just typifies the season
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OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT74 Gruber LDE97 Jackson
LG65 Dogins UT77 Culpepper
C61 Mayberry DT99 Sapp
RG73 Middleton RDE91 Upshaw
RT70 Odom LLB50 Gooch
TE83 Moore MLB59 Duncan
WR87 Emanuel RLB55 Brooks
WR81 Green LCB21 Abraham
FB40 Alstott SS47 Lynch
RB28 Dunn FS22 Mincy
QB12 Dilfer RCB20 Barber
SUBSTITUTIONS
5 Husted, 6 Barnhardt, 23 Bouie, 25 Kelly, 27 Parker, 31 Young, 37 Ellison, 41 Neal, 51 Singleton, 53 Quarles, 54 Palmer, 59 Davis, 69 Pierson, 71 Wunsch, 75 Washington, 78 Jones, 80 Davis, 82 Hape, 86 Williams, 88 Hunter, 94 White, 98 Cannida
DID NOT PLAY
4 Walsh
INACTIVE
13 Milanovich, 26 Abdullah, 29 Smith, 33 Vance, 64 Diaz, 84 Thomas, 85 Anthony, 98 Mix