Tampa Bay Buccaneers 35 Cincinnati Bengals 0
Sunday 27 December 1998 at Riverfront Stadium
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)

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.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
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, but for one fantasy league owner, this game will always have a sour taste.

At 28-0 with two TDs already in his collection, why did Mike Alstott need another one with six minutes left in the year? Cost me FFL Bowl VII!
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Rick Stroud reports from Riverfront Stadium
Defense is good for nothing
Bucs ride out the suspense
A perfect ending to an imperfect season
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
WR85 Anthony RLB55 Brooks
WR86 Williams LCB21 Abraham
FB40 Alstott SS47 Lynch
RB28 Dunn FS22 Mincy
QB12 Dilfer RCB20 Barber
SUBSTITUTIONS
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
DID NOT PLAY
INACTIVE
13 Milanovich, 26 Abdullah, 29 Smith, 51 Singleton, 64 Diaz, 87 Emanuel, 88 Copeland, 98 Mix