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Sunday, November 26, 1978 - Away Game

LOSS - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 03 Chicago Bears 14

The Chicago Bears held the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a season-low 92 yards of total offense. Tampa Bay repeatedly failed to score, despite getting the ball with good field position.

Mike Rae was sacked seven times in his first 11 pass attempts. The Bears controlled the ball for 22:26 of the second half, consistently breaking Walter Payton and Roland Harper for short gains. Payton finished the day with 105 yards rushing and Harper 144, the first time the Buccaneers had allowed two 100-yard rushers in a single game.

It was only the second time in history that the Bears had two backs each rush for 100 yards.

Coach McKay declined to give the Bears much credit, saying that "they had a lot of success running and holding at the same time".

GAMEDAY BRIEF

  • WEATHER: Cloudy - 36°F. - Humidity 48% - Wind E. 16 mph Wind Chill 35°F.
  • OFFICALS
    • REFEREE: Don Wedge
    • UMPIRE: Frank Sinkovitz
    • LINE JUDGE: Don Porter
    • HEAD LINESMAN: Gil Mace
    • BACK JUDGE: Al Jury
    • FIELD JUDGE: Bill O'Brien
    • SIDE JUDGE: Dick Fergusan
    SCORING
    • BUCCANERS: 13:29-2Q O'Donoghue FG44
    • BEARS: 04:51-3Q Payton 3 run (Thomas kick)
    • BEARS: 11:58-4Q Avellini 3 run (Thomas kick)
    STARTERS OFFENSE
    • WR: #89 J. McKay
    • LT: #75 D. Reavis
    • LG: #64 G. Horton
    • C: #79 S. Wilson
    • RG: #68 D. Medlin
    • RT: #72 G. Puetz
    • TE: #86 J. Obradovich
    • WR: #87 L. Mucker
    • QB: #15 M. Rae
    • FB: #38 J. Davis
    • RB: #32 L. Carter
    STARTERS DEFENSE
    • LE: #73 C. Hannah
    • DT: #76 D. Pear
    • RE: #63 L. Selmon
    • LOLB: #57 D. Lewis
    • LILB: #61 D. Selmon
    • RILB: #54 R. Wood
    • ROLB: #56 C. Johnson
    • LCB: #45 J. White
    • RCB: #40 M. Washington
    • SS: #33 M. Cotney
    • FS: #34 C. Brown
    SUBSTITUTIONS
    • 4 Green, 6 O'Donoghue, 23 Ragsdale, 25 Jordan, 28 White, 44 Cesare, 46 Reece, 51 Nafziger, 52 Harris, 53 Bonness, 55 Brown, 60 Chambers, 71 Crowder, 74 Freitas, 77 Kollar, 83 Grant, 85 Owens, 88 Giles
    DID NOT PLAY
    • 12 Williams, 19 Huff, 42 Bell, 65 Johnson, 70 Carlton
    INACTIVE
    • none.

    INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

    RUSHING
    • BUCCANEERS: Carter 12-56, Rae 3-23, Davis 5-10, Ragsdale 2-10.
    • BEARS: Harper 25-144, Payton 27-105, Evans 2-3, Avellini 6-(-1).
    PASSING
    • BUCCANEERS: Rae 12-4-54-0-0, Green 1-1-0-0-0.
    • BEARS: Avellini 6-4-62-1-0, Evans 1-0-0-0-0.
    RECIEVING
    • BUCCANEERS: Davis 2-0, Grant 1-19, Obradovich 1-18, McKay 1-17.
    • BEARS: Payton 2-26, Latta 1-20, Scott 1-16.
    INTERCEPTIONS
    • BUCCANEERS: Brown 1-27.
    • BEARS: none.
    KICK RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Reece 1-22, Ragsdale 1-16, Carter 1-15.
    • BEARS: Baschnagel 2-50.
    PUNT RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Reece 3-24.
    • BEARS: Livers 3-5.
    SACKS
    • BUCCANEERS: Pear 1-12.
    • BEARS: Page 3-25, Hartenstine 2-14, Osborne 1-10, Meyers 1-7, Campbell 1-5.

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