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Buccaneers 23 Packers 21
September 10, 1989
Only once in the last 50 years, have the Packers worn white jerseys at home and this was it as they tried to take advantage of QB Vinny Testaverde’s supposed colour-blindness by allowing the Bucs to wear their orange jerseys on the road. Vinny merely went 22 for 27 for 205 yards with a key first half touchdown pass to FB William Howard and the Bucs opened the 1989 season with a victory.
The key to the win was keeping possession for the final 5:32 of the game after S Mark Robinson had intercepted a Don Majkowski pass at the Tampa 16-yard line. 13 plays later including two third down and one fourth down conversion and the Buccaneer offense were the heroes.
“This was the best Vinny has played, by far,” said Coach Ray Perkins. “The reason was discipline. He made a lot of smart decisions. I’m real happy about that.”
Rushing: Howard 17-67, Tate 14-38, Stamps 3-15, Testaverde 2-14, Wilder 4-8.
Passing: Testaverde 27-22-205-0-1.
Receiving: Howard 7-59, Carrier 6-73, Harris 3-24, Hall 2-15, Tate 2-15, Wilder 1-13, Hill 1-6.
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