1988 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Game-by-Game Results

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 5-11
Finishing 3rd in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference
Coach: Ray Perkins (5-11)
Location: Tampa, Florida
1988 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Statistics
1988 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Roster

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League ended the 1988 season with a record of 5 wins and 11 losses, finishing third in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference.

The Buccaneers scored 261 points, but the defensive squad allowed 350. Vinny Testaverde triggered the aerial attack, throwing for 3,240 yards. Bruce Hill led pass catchers, catching 58 balls for 1,040 yards. Mark Carrier provided receiving help, too.

Lars Tate rushed for a team-high 467 yards for Tampa Bay, and William Howard also aided the ground game.

Harry Hamilton intercepted 6 opponent throws. Ron Holmes topped the defensive unit with 4 sacks.

Ray Perkins coached the team.

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Regular Season Points For: 261
Regular Season Points Against: 350

Date Game Res Home Road Record
September 4, 1988 Philadelphia Eagles 41 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14 L 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-1-0
September 11, 1988 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13 at Green Bay Packers 10 W 0-1-0 1-0-0 1-1-0
September 18, 1988 Phoenix Cardinals 30 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24 L 0-2-0 1-0-0 1-2-0
September 25, 1988 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 9 at New Orleans Saints 13 L 0-2-0 1-1-0 1-3-0
October 2, 1988 Green Bay Packers 24 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27 W 1-2-0 1-1-0 2-3-0
October 9, 1988 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13 at Minnesota Vikings 14 L 1-2-0 1-2-0 2-4-0
October 16, 1988 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31 at Indianapolis Colts 35 L 1-2-0 1-3-0 2-5-0
October 23, 1988 Minnesota Vikings 49 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20 L 1-3-0 1-3-0 2-6-0
October 30, 1988 Miami Dolphins 17 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14 L 1-4-0 1-3-0 2-7-0
November 6, 1988 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 at Chicago Bears 28 L 1-4-0 1-4-0 2-8-0
November 13, 1988 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23 at Detroit Lions 20 W 1-4-0 2-4-0 3-8-0
November 20, 1988 Chicago Bears 27 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 15 L 1-5-0 2-4-0 3-9-0
November 27, 1988 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 at Atlanta Falcons 17 L 1-5-0 2-5-0 3-10-0
December 4, 1988 Buffalo Bills 5 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 W 2-5-0 2-5-0 4-10-0
December 11, 1988 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7 at New England Patriots 10 L 2-5-0 2-6-0 4-11-0 OT
December 18, 1988 Detroit Lions 10 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21 W 3-5-0 2-6-0 5-11-0