Tampa Bay Buccaneers 35  Cincinnati Bengals 0 Sunday 27 December 1998 at Cinergy Field
SCORING TB 12:29-1Q Thomas 50 pass from Dilfer (Husted kick) TB 2:46-2Q Alstott 1 run (Husted kick) TB 14:57-2Q Alstott 1 run (Husted kick) TB 8:07-2Q Anthony 4 pass from Dilfer (Husted kick) TB 9:20-4Q Alstott 3 run (Husted kick)
The Bengals wanted to just end the season without getting hurt, the Bucs needed a win, the result was never in doubt. As it turned out, the Cardinals made the post-season in place of the Bucs in spite of this win which was the largest road victory in franchise history at the time.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Dunn 19-89, Alstott 20-69, Neal 4-25, Dilfer 2-22, Ellison 6-18. BENGALS: Dillon 14-70, Bennett 5-13, Milne 1-3, Scott 1-2, Costello 1-0, Kresser 1-(-1). PASSING BUCS: Dilfer 16-10-111-1-2. BENGALS: Kresser 17-7-102-2-0, Justin 10-4-74-0-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Green 3-23, Williams 2-18, Alstott 2-8, Thomas 1-50, Dunn 1-8, Anthony 1-4. BENGALS: McGee 3-68, Dillon 3-51, Scot 2-37, Pickens 2-17, Milne 1-3. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Barber 1-56, Mincy 1-5. BENGALS: Ambrose 1-0. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Green 1-12. BENGALS: Gibson 4-85, Bienemy 1-16. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: none. BENGALS: Williams 2-16. SACKS BUCS: Upshaw 1-9, Culpepper 1-8. BENGALS: Simmons 1-8, Bankston 1-6.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 74 Gruber DE 97 Jackson LG 65 Dogins DT 77 Culpepper C 61 Mayberry DT 99 Sapp RG 73 Middleton DE 91 Upshaw RT 70 Odom LLB 50 Gooch TE 83 Moore MLB 59 Duncan WR 85 Anthony RLB 55 Brooks WR 86 Williams LCB 21 Abraham FB 40 Alstott RCB 20 Barber RB 28 Dunn SS 47 Lynch QB 12 Dilfer FS 22 Mincy PLAYED 4 Walsh, 5 Husted, 6 Barnhardt, 23 Bouie, 25 Kelly, 27 Parker, 31 Young, 33 Vance, 37 Ellison, 41 Neal, 53 Quarles, 54 Palmer, 59 Davis, 69 Pierson, 71 Wunsch, 75 Washington, 78 Jones, 80 Davis, 81 Green, 82 Hape, 84 Thomas, 94 White, 98 Cannida INACTIVES 13 Milanovich, 26 Abdullah, 29 Smith, 51 Singleton, 64 Diaz, 87 Emanuel, 88 Copeland, 98 Mix
COMMENTARY CREW Tim Ryan, Bill Maas and Ronnie Lott