For many die-hard Bucs fans the hardest pill to swallow in our team’s history is the 1999 NFC Championship game.
What was on the line?
A trip to our first Super Bowl appearance ever.
In 1979 we were one game away, who stood in our path?
Again, in 1999 the same opponent lurked in the shadows.
The Rams were a high flying circus. A team scoring points at will averaging 32.9 points per game.
Our Bucs had one of the best defenses in the league only allowing 14.7 points per game.
On what should have been a game-winning drive with our defense holding the “Greatest Show on Turf” to only 11 points, turned into a total nightmare and one of the worst calls in NFL history!
Bert Emanuel caught the pass from Shawn King, and the Bucs were in a position to hammer the go-ahead touchdown with Mike Alstott.