Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16  Carolina Panthers 13 Sunday 18 October 1998  at Raymond James Stadium
SCORING CAR 6:28-2Q Kasay FG53 TB 1:15-2Q Husted FG33 CAR 8:42-3Q Kasay FG20 CAR 2:31-3Q Lane 1 run (Kasay kick) TB 5:05-4Q Dilfer 1 run (Husted kick) TB 1:39-4Q Williams 29 pass from Dilfer (kick failed)
From zero to hero. Trent Dilfer led a fourth quarter comeback with two late drives and finished the game off with a 29-yard TD strike to a leaping Karl Williams in the right corner of the endzone. John Kasay had a chance to tie the scores on a 47-yard fieldgoal with 10 seconds left, but missed. "We're back at .500" said Derrick Brooks as the Bucs upped their record to 3-3 after an 0-2 start. "It's a whole new season for us."
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Dunn 17-96, Alstott 7-23, Dilfer 4-17. PANTHERS: Lane 20-59, Floyd 2-4, Johnson 1-4. PASSING BUCS: Dilfer 31-21-219-1-1. PANTHERS: Beuerlein 31-22-234-0-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Anthony 6-81, Alstott 6-36, Emanuel 5-66, Williams 2-38, Dunn 2-(-2). PANTHERS: Muhammad 6-56, Ismail 5-62, Johnson 4-17, Lane 3-35, Walls 2-34, Broughton 1-22, Floyd 1-8. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. PANTHERS: Evans 1-18. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Anthony 2-37, Ellison 1-19, Alstott 1-8. PANTHERS: Bates 4-69. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Williams 1-3. PANTHERS: Oliver 2-31. SACKS BUCS: Sapp 1-6, Nickerson 1-4, Culpepper 1-1. PANTHERS: Greene 1-6.
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 WR 86 Williams RLB 55 Brooks WR 87 Emanuel LCB 21 Abraham FB 40 Alstott RCB 27 Parker RB 28 Dunn SS 47 Lynch QB 12 Dilfer FS 22 Mincy PLAYED 5 Husted, 6 Barnhardt, 20 Barber, 23 Bouie, 24 Robinson, 25 Kelly, 37 Ellison, 41 Neal, 51 Singleton, 53 Quarles, 54 Palmer, 59 Duncan, 69 Pierson, 71 Wunsch, 78 Jones, 80 Davis, 82 Hape, 85 Anthony, 88 Hunter, 90 Maniecki, 94 White DID NOT PLAY 4 Walsh, 65 Dogins INACTIVES 13 Milanovich, 26 Abdullah, 31 Young, 72 Ahanotu, 75 Washington, 81 Green, 84 Thomas, 98 Cannida
COMMENTARY CREW Curt Menefee and Brian Baldinger