Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20  New York Giants 3 Sunday 4 October 1998   at Raymond James Stadium
SCORING TB 13:26-1Q Mincy 22 interception return (Husted kick) TB 0:58-1Q Husted FG35 NYG 13:25-4Q Daluiso FG22 TB 5:20-4Q Husted FG26 TB 2:00-4Q Alstott 1 run (Husted kick)
Just 94 seconds into the game, Charles Mincy picked off Danny Kanell and on a day when the Bucs outgained the Giants 230-135, enough points were on the board to last forever in this defensive slugfest. Mike Alstott finally sealed the win inside the two minute warning on the back of one his best Buccaneer games.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Alstott 17-86, Dunn 21-63, Green 1-18, Anthony 1-4, Dilfer 3-3. GIANTS: Brown 17-67, Way 1-0, Kanell 1-(-1), Barber 2-(-2). PASSING BUCS: Dilfer 20-12-85-1-0. GIANTS: Kanell 27-10-83-3-0, Maynard 1-0-0-0-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Neal 3-8, Dunn 3-4, Alstott 2-29, Williams 2-16, Moore 1-17, Davis 1-11. GIANTS: Way 4-25, Calloway 2-23, Hilliard 1-12, Barber 1-10, Toomer 1-10, Brown 1-3. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Upshaw 1-26, Mincy 1-22, Barber 1-11. GIANTS: Buckley 1-0 KICK RETURNS BUCS: Anthony 2-50. GIANTS: Patten 4-79. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Green 4-46, Williams 1-7. GIANTS: Toomer 2-(-1). SACKS BUCS: Jackson 1-12. GIANTS: Gray 1-8, Hamilton 1-7, Wooten 1-6, Strahan 1-4, Team 1-0.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 74 Gruber DE 97 Jackson LG 64 Diaz 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 56 Nickerson TE 82 Hape RLB 55 Brooks WR 86 Williams LCB 21 Abraham FB 41 Neal RCB 27 Parker RB 40 Alstott SS 47 Lynch QB 12 Dilfer FS 22 Mincy PLAYED 5 Husted, 6 Barnhardt, 20 Barber, 23 Bouie, 24 Robinson, 25 Kelly, 28 Dunn, 37 Ellison, 51 Singleton, 53 Quarles, 54 Palmer, 59 Duncan, 65 Dogins, 69 Pierson, 71 Wunsch, 78 Jones, 80 Davis, 81 Green, 84 Thomas, 85 Anthony, 90 Maniecki, 94 White DID NOT PLAY 4 Walsh INACTIVES 13 Milanovich, 19 Hunter, 26 Abdullah, 31 Young, 72 Ahanotu, 75 Washington, 87 Emanuel, 98 Cannida
COMMENTARY CREW Sam Rosen and Jerry Glanville