Tampa Bay Buccaneers 22  Tennessee Oilers 31 Sunday 8 November 1998  at Raymond James Stadium
SCORING TB 8:59-1Q Husted FG46 TEN 1:56-1Q Del Greco FG45 TB 10:11-2Q Husted FG30 TB 3:39-2Q Emanuel 58 pass from Dilfer (Husted kick) TB 1:52-2Q Husted FG24 TEN 10:49-3Q George 14 run (Del Greco kick) TEN 6:38-3Q Archie 7 run (Del Grecok kick) TEN 10:58-3Q Bowden 1 interception return (Del Greco kick) TB 3:32-4Q Anthony 10 pass from Dilfer (2pt conversion failed) TEN 1:46-4Q McNair 71 run (Del Greco kick)
It was 3rd and 8 from the Oiler 29-yard line inside the last two minutes. The Bucs had pulled back to within two and Buc fans thought that a famous win was on the cards. And then Steve McNair broke free on a scramble and wound up 71 yards away in the endzone. It was the start of a three-game losing streak that cost the Bucs any chance at the post-season.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Dunn 14-49, Alstott 10-32, Husted 1-20, Green 1-2. OILERS: George 27-134, McNair 8-95, Archie 1-7. PASSING BUCS: Dilfer 38-20-294-1-2. OILERS: McNair 16-9-123-0-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Anthony 7-68, Emanuel 5-106, Moore 3-43, Dunn 2-32, Green 2-20, Alstott 1-25. OILERS: Wycheck 4-66, Dyson 2-40, Harris 1-9, Mason 1-8, George 1-0. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. OILERS: Bowden 1-1. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Anthony 5-115. OILERS: Archie 4-66. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Green 0-0. OILERS: Mason 4-28. SACKS BUCS: Sapp 1-6. OILERS: none.
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 25 Kelly RB 28 Dunn SS 33 Vance QB 12 Dilfer FS 22 Mincy PLAYED 5 Husted, 6 Barnhardt, 23 Bouie, 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, 84 Thomas, 86 Williams, 88 Hunter, 94 White, 98 Cannida DID NOT PLAY 4 Walsh, 65 Dogins INACTIVES 13 Milanovich, 21 Abraham, 26 Abdullah, 27 Parker, 47 Lynch, 75 Washington, 90 Maniecki, 98 Mix
COMMENTARY CREW Mike Patrick and Joe Theisman