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1988 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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5-11-0, Finished 3rd in NFC Central Division  · 1988 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -4.1, Offense: -1.9, Defense: -2.2, SoS: 1.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 261 points (16.3/g), 22nd of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 350 points (21.9/g), 19th.
 Differential of -89 points (-5.6/g), 25th.  Expected W-L: 5.3-10.7.

Coach: Ray Perkins (5-11-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Doug Graber

Stadium: Tampa Stadium
 Training Camp: University of Tampa (Tampa, Florida)

Team Info

Owner/President Hugh Culverhouse
General Manager/Assistant to the President Phil Krueger
Head Coach/VP of Player Personnel Ray Perkins
Offensive Scheme Erhardt-Perkins
Defensive Alignment 3-4

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 261 5061 998 5.1 52 16 31 295 253 512 3308 16 36 6.1 173 452 1753 11 3.9 91
Team Defense 350 5155 1025 5.0 33 12 20 293 304 527 3604 19 21 6.6 169 478 1551 21 3.2 104
Lg Rank Offense 22 17 28 16 18 14 12 18 28 11 21 21 19 18
Lg Rank Defense 19 13 16 22 9 21 26 12 11 25 14 2 25 1

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 4 boxscore L 0-1 Philadelphia Eagles 14 41 19 362 319 43 5 18 389 248 141 2
2 Sun September 11 boxscore W 1-1 @ Green Bay Packers 13 10 18 266 118 148 2 13 240 181 59 2
3 Sun September 18 boxscore L 1-2 Phoenix Cardinals 24 30 15 298 184 114 3 24 475 294 181
4 Sun September 25 boxscore L 1-3 @ New Orleans Saints 9 13 19 296 204 92 1 18 268 151 117 1
5 Sun October 2 boxscore W 2-3 Green Bay Packers 27 24 17 368 283 85 5 22 426 354 72 3
6 Sun October 9 boxscore L 2-4 @ Minnesota Vikings 13 14 18 331 154 177 3 15 276 207 69 2
7 Sun October 16 boxscore L 2-5 @ Indianapolis Colts 31 35 24 483 444 39 2 25 349 246 103 2
8 Sun October 23 boxscore L 2-6 Minnesota Vikings 20 49 18 243 215 28 7 25 433 305 128 1
9 Sun October 30 boxscore L 2-7 Miami Dolphins 14 17 21 362 283 79 5 20 309 266 43
10 Sun November 6 boxscore L 2-8 @ Chicago Bears 10 28 25 357 273 84 2 19 338 269 69 3
11 Sun November 13 boxscore W 3-8 @ Detroit Lions 23 20 17 304 79 225 4 21 278 203 75 3
12 Sun November 20 boxscore L 3-9 Chicago Bears 15 27 18 321 153 168 3 16 339 200 139 4
13 Sun November 27 boxscore L 3-10 @ Atlanta Falcons 10 17 16 313 186 127 4 16 289 108 181 2
14 Sun December 4 boxscore W 4-10 Buffalo Bills 10 5 19 253 143 110 16 273 234 39 2
15 Sun December 11 boxscore L OT 4-11 @ New England Patriots 7 10 14 262 131 131 2 11 223 147 76 2
16 Sun December 18 boxscore W 5-11 Detroit Lions 21 10 17 242 139 103 4 14 250 191 59 4

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
14 Vinny Testaverde 25 QB 15 15 5-10-0 222 466 47.6% 3240 13 2.8 35 7.5 59 7.0 4.1 14.6 216.0 48.8 33 292 5.91 3.27 6.6 2 3
12 Joe Ferguson 38 qb 2 1 0-1-0 31 46 67.4% 368 3 6.5 1 2.2 34 8.0 8.3 11.9 184.0 104.3 1 8 7.66 7.98 2.1
Team Total 25.0 16 5-11-0 253 512 49.4% 3608 16 3.1 36 7.0 59 7.0 4.5 14.3 225.5 53.7 34 300 6.06 3.68 6.2 2 3
Opp Total 16 304 527 57.7% 3744 19 3.6 21 4.0 7.1 6.03 12.3 234.0 75.2 20 140 6.6 5.6 3.7

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
34 Lars Tate 22 RB 15 5 122 467 7 47 3.8 31.1 8.1 5 23 4.6 1 9 0.3 1.5 490 8 2
43 William Howard 24 FB 15 9 115 452 1 29 3.9 30.1 7.7 11 97 8.8 0 16 0.7 6.5 549 1 2
32 James Wilder 30 fb 7 7 86 343 1 19 4.0 49.0 12.3 15 124 8.3 0 24 2.1 17.7 467 1 1
27 Kerry Goode 23 rb 14 5 63 231 0 22 3.7 16.5 4.5 7 68 9.7 0 22 0.5 4.9 299 0 0
14 Vinny Testaverde 25 QB 15 15 28 138 1 24 4.9 9.2 1.9 138 1 8
35 Jeff Smith 26 rb 16 3 20 87 0 23 4.4 5.4 1.3 16 134 8.4 0 22 1.0 8.4 221 0 0
47 Don Smith 25 rb 10 3 13 46 1 15 3.5 4.6 1.3 12 138 11.5 0 25 1.2 13.8 184 1 0
84 Bruce Hill 24 WR 14 14 2 -11 0 3 -5.5 -0.8 0.1 58 1040 17.9 9 42 4.1 74.3 1029 9 2
13 Ray Criswell 25 P 16 0 2 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 1
12 Joe Ferguson 38 qb 2 1 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0 0 1
88 Mark Carrier 23 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 57 970 17.0 5 59 3.6 60.6 970 5 2
82 Ron Hall 24 TE 15 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 39 555 14.2 0 37 2.6 37.0 555 0 0
80 Frank Pillow 23 15 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 15 206 13.7 1 34 1.0 13.7 206 1 0
86 Calvin Magee 25 te 13 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 103 11.4 0 25 0.7 7.9 103 0 0
85 Gene Taylor 26 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 53 10.6 0 14 1.3 13.3 53 0 0
81 Stephen Starring 27 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 75 25.0 0 53 0.5 12.5 75 0 0
85 Jeff Parks 24 te 3 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 22 22.0 0 22 0.3 7.3 22 0 0
Team Total 25.0 16 452 1753 11 47 3.9 109.6 28.3 253 3608 14.3 16 59 15.8 225.5 5361 27 27
Opp Total 16 478 1551 21 3.2 96.9 29.9 304 3604 11.9 19 19.0 225.3 5155 40 29

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
40 Donnie Elder 26 KR 16 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 34 772 0 51 22.7 772
36 Bobby Futrell 25 PR/RCB 16 15 27 283 0 40 10.5 2 38 0 20 19.0 321
35 Jeff Smith 26 rb 16 3 8 45 0 20 5.6 10 180 0 26 18.0 446
47 Don Smith 25 rb 10 3 9 188 0 30 20.9 372
33 Derrick McAdoo 23 5 0 4 108 0 31 27.0 108
80 Frank Pillow 23 15 0 3 38 0 17 12.7 244
43 William Howard 24 FB 15 9 2 21 0 12 10.5 570
Team Total 25.0 16 36 328 0 40 9.1 64 1345 0 51 21.0 7034
Opp Total 16 38 273 0 7.2 52 1129 0 21.7

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
13 Ray Criswell 25 P 16 0 1 1 100.0%% 68 2477 62 0 36.4
1 Donald Igwebuike 28 K 12 0 1 1 6 6 8 7 6 3 4 2 25 19 76.0%% 21 21 100.0%%
4 John Carney 24 k 4 0 3 2 1 1 5 2 40.0%% 6 6 100.0%%
Team Total 25.0 16 1 1 9 8 9 7 7 3 4 2 30 21 70.0%% 28 28 100.0%% 68 2477 62 0 36.4
Opp Total 16 30 18 60.0%% 42 42 100.0%% 77 3003 39.0

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
29 Ricky Reynolds 23 LCB 16 16 4 7 0 7 0 1 0 2 0 0 74 0
79 Reuben Davis 23 LDE 16 13 3.0 61 0
20 Odie Harris 22 ss 16 7 2 26 0 24 0 0 0 1 0 0 46 0
94 Robert Goff 23 rde 16 6 2.0 0 0 3 0 0 24 0
22 Rod Jones 24 db 14 1 1 0 0 0 0 20 0
97 Shawn Lee 22 15 0 2.0 13 0
14 Vinny Testaverde 25 QB 15 15 0 8 2 0 0
39 Harry Hamilton 26 FS 16 16 6 123 0 58 0 0 1 2 0 0
36 Bobby Futrell 25 PR/RCB 16 15 1 26 0 26 0 0 4 1 0 0
52 Victor Jones 22 8 0 3 0
40 Donnie Elder 26 KR 16 0 3 9 0 9 0 0 1 1 6 0
55 Henry Rolling 23 15 0 1.0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0
78 John Cannon 28 de 16 3 3.0 0 0 1 0 0
90 Ron Holmes 25 RDE 10 10 4.0
84 Bruce Hill 24 WR 14 14 0 2 1 0 0
59 Kevin Murphy 25 LOLB 16 16 1.0 1 35 1 35 0 0 0 1 4 0
95 Curt Jarvis 23 NT 15 15 2.5
99 Eugene Marve 28 LILB 16 16 1.5 1 29 0 29 0
88 Mark Carrier 23 WR 16 16 0 2 0 0 0
13 Ray Criswell 25 P 16 0 0 1 1 -31 0
74 Paul Gruber 23 LT 16 16 0 0 2 0 0
43 William Howard 24 FB 15 9 0 2 0 0 0
30 Mark Robinson 26 SS 9 9 2 28 0 28 0
34 Lars Tate 22 RB 15 5 0 2 0 0 0
50 Dan Turk 26 RG 12 10 0 1 1 -19 0
53 Sidney Coleman 24 RILB 16 10 0 0 1 0 0
12 Joe Ferguson 38 qb 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
73 Tom McHale 25 10 0 0 1 0 -4 0
51 Chris Washington 26 lb 16 1 0 0 1 0 0
32 James Wilder 30 fb 7 7 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 25.0 16 20.0 21 283 1 58 0 1 27 23 -44 0 242 0 1
Opp Total 16 34 29 17 1

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1 Donald Igwebuike 28 K 12 0 21 19 78
84 Bruce Hill 24 WR 14 14 9 9 54
34 Lars Tate 22 RB 15 5 7 1 8 48
88 Mark Carrier 23 WR 16 16 5 5 30
4 John Carney 24 k 4 0 6 2 12
43 William Howard 24 FB 15 9 1 1 6
59 Kevin Murphy 25 LOLB 16 16 1 1 6
80 Frank Pillow 23 15 0 1 1 6
47 Don Smith 25 rb 10 3 1 1 6
14 Vinny Testaverde 25 QB 15 15 1 1 6
32 James Wilder 30 fb 7 7 1 1 6
27 Kerry Goode 23 rb 14 5 1 2
13 Ray Criswell 25 P 16 0 1 1
Team Total 25.0 16 11 16 1 28 28 21 1 261
Opp Total 16 21 19 2 42 18 1 350

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1988-09-04 PHI L, 14-41 3 42 pass Bruce Hill 42 yard pass from Vinny Testaverde (Donald Igwebuike kick)
2 1988-09-04 PHI L, 14-41 3 59 pass Mark Carrier 59 yard pass from Vinny Testaverde (Donald Igwebuike kick)
3 1988-09-11 @ GNB W, 13-10 2 2 rush Lars Tate 2 yard rush (Donald Igwebuike kick)
4 1988-09-18 PHO L, 24-30 3 23 pass Bruce Hill 23 yard pass from Vinny Testaverde (Donald Igwebuike kick)
5 1988-09-18 PHO L, 24-30 4 5 rush James Wilder 5 yard rush (Donald Igwebuike kick)
6 1988-09-18 PHO L, 24-30 4 47 rush Lars Tate 47 yard rush (Donald Igwebuike kick)
7 1988-10-02 GNB W, 27-24 2 35 interception Kevin Murphy 35 yard interception return (Donald Igwebuike kick)
8 1988-10-02 GNB W, 27-24 4 1 rush Lars Tate 1 yard rush (Donald Igwebuike kick)
9 1988-10-02 GNB W, 27-24 4 19 pass Bruce Hill 19 yard pass from Vinny Testaverde (Donald Igwebuike kick)
10 1988-10-09 @ MIN L, 13-14 2 14 pass Mark Carrier 14 yard pass from Vinny Testaverde (Donald Igwebuike kick)
11 1988-10-16 @ IND L, 31-35 2 10 pass Bruce Hill 10 yard pass from Vinny Testaverde (Donald Igwebuike kick)
12 1988-10-16 @ IND L, 31-35 4 5 rush Don Smith 5 yard rush (Donald Igwebuike kick)
13 1988-10-16 @ IND L, 31-35 4 16 pass Bruce Hill 16 yard pass from Vinny Testaverde (Donald Igwebuike kick)
14 1988-10-16 @ IND L, 31-35 4 1 rush Lars Tate 1 yard rush (Donald Igwebuike kick)
15 1988-10-23 MIN L, 20-49 1 8 pass Bruce Hill 8 yard pass from Vinny Testaverde (Donald Igwebuike kick)
16 1988-10-23 MIN L, 20-49 4 1 rush Lars Tate 1 yard rush (Donald Igwebuike kick)
17 1988-10-30 MIA L, 14-17 4 5 pass Lars Tate 5 yard pass from Joe Ferguson (Donald Igwebuike kick)
18 1988-10-30 MIA L, 14-17 4 27 pass Bruce Hill 27 yard pass from Joe Ferguson (Donald Igwebuike kick)
19 1988-11-06 @ CHI L, 10-28 3 21 pass Bruce Hill 21 yard pass from Vinny Testaverde (Donald Igwebuike kick)
20 1988-11-13 @ DET W, 23-20 1 29 rush William Howard 29 yard rush (Donald Igwebuike kick)
21 1988-11-13 @ DET W, 23-20 4 5 rush Lars Tate 5 yard rush (Donald Igwebuike kick)
22 1988-11-20 CHI L, 15-27 4 7 pass Frank Pillow 7 yard pass from Joe Ferguson (Ray Criswell kick)
23 1988-11-27 @ ATL L, 10-17 3 2 rush Lars Tate 2 yard rush (John Carney kick)
24 1988-12-04 BUF W, 10-5 2 4 rush Vinny Testaverde 4 yard rush (John Carney kick)
25 1988-12-11 @ NWE L, 7-10 4 15 pass Mark Carrier 15 yard pass from Vinny Testaverde (John Carney kick)
26 1988-12-18 DET W, 21-10 1 31 pass Bruce Hill 31 yard pass from Vinny Testaverde (John Carney kick)
27 1988-12-18 DET W, 21-10 2 31 pass Mark Carrier 31 yard pass from Vinny Testaverde (John Carney kick)
28 1988-12-18 DET W, 21-10 4 27 pass Mark Carrier 27 yard pass from Vinny Testaverde (John Carney kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1988-09-04 PHI W, 41-14 1 37 pass Mike Quick 37 yard pass from Randall Cunningham (Dean Dorsey kick)
2 1988-09-04 PHI W, 41-14 1 2 rush Anthony Toney 2 yard rush (Dean Dorsey kick)
3 1988-09-04 PHI W, 41-14 1 8 pass Keith Jackson 8 yard pass from Randall Cunningham (Dean Dorsey kick)
4 1988-09-04 PHI W, 41-14 2 2 rush Randall Cunningham 2 yard rush (Dean Dorsey kick)
5 1988-09-04 PHI W, 41-14 3 38 rush Terry Hoage 38 yard rush (Dean Dorsey kick)
6 1988-09-11 @ GNB L, 10-13 1 30 pass Brent Fullwood 30 yard pass from Randy Wright (Max Zendejas kick)
7 1988-09-18 PHO W, 30-24 1 6 rush Stump Mitchell 6 yard rush (Al Del Greco kick)
8 1988-09-18 PHO W, 30-24 2 1 rush Earl Ferrell 1 yard rush (Al Del Greco kick)
9 1988-09-18 PHO W, 30-24 4 42 pass Jay Novacek 42 yard pass from Cliff Stoudt (Al Del Greco kick)
10 1988-09-25 @ NOR W, 13-9 1 5 pass Lonzell Hill 5 yard pass from Bobby Hebert (Morten Andersen kick)
11 1988-10-02 GNB L, 24-27 2 14 pass Ed West 14 yard pass from Randy Wright (Max Zendejas kick)
12 1988-10-02 GNB L, 24-27 3 1 rush Brent Fullwood 1 yard rush (Max Zendejas kick)
13 1988-10-02 GNB L, 24-27 4 1 rush Randy Wright 1 yard rush (Max Zendejas kick)
14 1988-10-09 @ MIN W, 14-13 1 11 pass Anthony Carter 11 yard pass from Tommy Kramer (Chuck Nelson kick)
15 1988-10-09 @ MIN W, 14-13 3 1 rush Allen Rice 1 yard rush (Chuck Nelson kick)
16 1988-10-16 @ IND W, 35-31 1 1 rush Eric Dickerson 1 yard rush (Dean Biasucci kick)
17 1988-10-16 @ IND W, 35-31 2 27 rush Eric Dickerson 27 yard rush (Dean Biasucci kick)
18 1988-10-16 @ IND W, 35-31 2 2 rush Chris Chandler 2 yard rush (Dean Biasucci kick)
19 1988-10-16 @ IND W, 35-31 3 28 pass Bill Brooks 28 yard pass from Chris Chandler (Dean Biasucci kick)
20 1988-10-16 @ IND W, 35-31 3 41 interception Eugene Daniel 41 yard interception return (Dean Biasucci kick)
21 1988-10-23 MIN W, 49-20 1 4 pass Steve Jordan 4 yard pass from Wade Wilson (Chuck Nelson kick)
22 1988-10-23 MIN W, 49-20 2 1 rush Rick Fenney 1 yard rush (Chuck Nelson kick)
23 1988-10-23 MIN W, 49-20 2 26 pass Anthony Carter 26 yard pass from Wade Wilson (Chuck Nelson kick)
24 1988-10-23 MIN W, 49-20 2 4 pass Steve Jordan 4 yard pass from Wade Wilson (Chuck Nelson kick)
25 1988-10-23 MIN W, 49-20 3 37 interception Brad Edwards 37 yard interception return (Chuck Nelson kick)
26 1988-10-23 MIN W, 49-20 4 4 rush Allen Rice 4 yard rush (Chuck Nelson kick)
27 1988-10-23 MIN W, 49-20 4 2 rush D.J. Dozier 2 yard rush (Chuck Nelson kick)
28 1988-10-30 MIA W, 17-14 3 5 pass Mark Clayton 5 yard pass from Dan Marino (Tony Franklin kick)
29 1988-10-30 MIA W, 17-14 3 8 pass Mark Clayton 8 yard pass from Dan Marino (Tony Franklin kick)
30 1988-11-06 @ CHI W, 28-10 2 1 rush Thomas Sanders 1 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
31 1988-11-06 @ CHI W, 28-10 2 1 rush Neal Anderson 1 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
32 1988-11-06 @ CHI W, 28-10 3 20 pass Dennis McKinnon 20 yard pass from Mike Tomczak (Kevin Butler kick)
33 1988-11-06 @ CHI W, 28-10 3 2 pass Emery Moorehead 2 yard pass from Mike Tomczak (Kevin Butler kick)
34 1988-11-13 @ DET L, 20-23 1 1 rush Garry James 1 yard rush (Eddie Murray kick)
35 1988-11-13 @ DET L, 20-23 4 19 pass Garry James 19 yard pass from Rusty Hilger (Eddie Murray kick)
36 1988-11-20 CHI W, 27-15 1 1 rush Neal Anderson 1 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
37 1988-11-20 CHI W, 27-15 1 17 rush Neal Anderson 17 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
38 1988-11-20 CHI W, 27-15 2 40 pass Brad Muster 40 yard pass from Mike Tomczak (Kevin Butler kick)
39 1988-11-27 @ ATL W, 17-10 2 8 rush John Settle 8 yard rush (Greg Davis kick)
40 1988-11-27 @ ATL W, 17-10 4 37 pass Michael Haynes 37 yard pass from Chris Miller (Greg Davis kick)
41 1988-12-11 @ NWE W, 10-7 3 6 rush Bob Perryman 6 yard rush (Jason Staurovsky kick)
42 1988-12-18 DET L, 10-21 3 19 pass Jeff Chadwick 19 yard pass from Rusty Hilger (Eddie Murray kick)