1989 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The 1989 Tampa Bay Buccaneers were an NFL team. They played their home games in Tampa Stadium. The Buccaneers finished fifth in the Central Division with a record of 5-11-1. They scored 320 points and allowed 419, which gave them a winning percentage of.549 Vinny Testaverde led the Buccaneers’ offense with 3,133 yards. Mark Carrier was the Buccaneers’ leading receiver, catching 86 passes and 1,422 yards. Lars Tate ran for 589 yards, and the Buccaneers manufactured 39 turnovers. Harry Hamilton and Mark Robinson both picked off opponents throws, while Kevin Murphy was sacked six more times.

The Bucs finished the 1988 season 5-11, but their playoffs appearance would be the team’s best. They won two of their three remaining games to defeat the AFC East Champions, The Buffalo Bills. They also secured home-field advantage for the AFC playoffs. The Buccaneers faced the Cincinnati Bengals the following season. Their win over Buffalo was their first ever trip to the Super Bowl.

The 1989 Tampa Bay Buccaneers finished the regular season with a record 5-11. They finished the season with a record of 2-6 at home and 3-5 on the road. In the NFC, they finished 3-5 against NFC Central opponents. They did not qualify for Playoffs and had a point differential of -3. This season, the Bucs have a winning record and a mediocre record.

The 1989 Tampa Bay Buccaneers were defeated 5-11 by the Minnesota Vikings and swept out the playoffs. The Buccaneers were unable to muster a high-powered offense against the playoff-bound Vikings. As a result, the 1989 NFL Draft was a complete failure. Broderick Thomas, Tampa Bay’s only starter, was not even fourth-overall. They also had punter Chris Mohr as their starter.

1989 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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