Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3  New Orleans Saints 9 Sunday 25 October 1998   at the Louisiana Superdome
SCORING NO 10:22-2Q Brien FG46 TB 12:31-3Q Husted FG52 NO 9:15-3Q Brien FG50 NO 7:15-4Q Brien FG41
What a dreadful exercise in offensive futility. Trent had two TD passes dropped, Patrick Hape fumbled inside the Saints' 5-yard line and Michael Husted missed two fieldgoals. "This was a slap in the face" said guard Jorge Diaz. "It was a reality check."
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Dunn 11-46, Alstott 7-12. SAINTS: Davis 18-48, Craver 4-12, Hastings 1-2, Zellers 2-1, Toliver 2-(-7). PASSING BUCS: Dilfer 44-20-186-2-0. SAINTS: Toliver 32-20-216-0-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Emanuel 6-86, Dunn 5-27, Moore 4-19, Anthony 3-49, Hape 1-5, Green 1-0. SAINTS: Davis 5-34, Craver 5-30, Cleeland 4-55, Dawkins 3-27, Poole 2-64, Hastings 1-6. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. SAINTS: Knight 1-26, Cota 1-3. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Anthony 4-110. SAINTS: Ismail 1-27. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Green 3-83, Williams 1-8. SAINTS: Hastings 3-1. SACKS BUCS: Upshaw 1-6. SAINTS: Mitchell 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 85 Anthony RLB 55 Brooks WR 87 Emanuel LCB 20 Barber FB 40 Alstott RCB 27 Parker RB 28 Dunn SS 47 Lynch QB 12 Dilfer FS 22 Mincy PLAYED 5 Husted, 6 Barnhardt, 23 Bouie, 24 Robinson, 25 Kelly, 31 Young, 37 Ellison, 41 Neal, 51 Singleton, 53 Quarles, 54 Palmer, 59 Duncan, 69 Pierson, 71 Wunsch, 78 Jones, 80 Davis, 81 Green, 82 Hape, 86 Williams, 90 Maniecki, 94 White DID NOT PLAY 4 Walsh, 65 Dogins INACTIVES 13 Milanovich, 21 Abraham, 26 Abdullah, 72 Ahanotu, 75 Washington, 84 Thomas, 88 Hunter, 98 Cannida
COMMENTARY CREW Sam Rosen and Jerry Glanville