The 1989Tampa Bay Buccaneers season began with the team trying to improve on an 5-11 season which finished winning 2 of the last 3 games including an upset of AFC East Champions. The season started with a road win against an improved Green Bay Packers, and game two brought the world champion San Francisco 49ers and Joe Montana to Tampa Stadium. With Joe trying to direct a 4th quarter comeback, cornerback Ricky Reynolds dropped what would have been a game ending interception on second down in the end zone. On third down, Montana rolled out and bootleged into the end zone reminding everyone in Tampa you never give Joe a second chance. The Bucs extended their record to 3-2 by beating the hated Chicago Bears finally in Tampa Stadium, holding off the Bears to a 42-35 victory. It was an impressive Win, but then the Bucs lost a heartbreaker to the Detroit Lions in the last minute and never seemed to recover, losing 5 in a row. Tampa would win another wild one in Chicago sweeping the Bears, but would finish a disappointing 5-11. It was James Wilder's final season and had 100 yard receiving game in week 9. Many fans[who?] felt the team were far better than the final record suggested, and offseason acquisitions would help the Bucs win the next year.