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Sunday, September 11, 1983 - Away Game

LOSS - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 Chicago Bears 17

Buccaneers offensive line injuries continued, as Steve Wilson and Randy Grimes both injured their snapping hands, and guard Ray Snell bruised his wrist. Despite the absence of three starting linemen, the Buccaneers held the Bears defense to two sacks.

The Buccaneers missed numerous opportunities to win or tie the game, including being stopped on three consecutive plays from the one-yard line, dropping interceptions, and committing turnovers. An apparent Melvin Carver touchdown reception was nullified when he failed to keep his feet in bounds. On the following series, a faked reverse by Bears quarterback Jim McMahon fooled cornerback John Holt, freeing Walter Payton for a touchdown reception.

A last-minute drive ended when Michael Morton fumbled at the Bears' 26-yard line. Another fourth-quarter drive ended when Jerry Golsteyn threw the ball directly to Chicago cornerback Terry Schmidt.

GAMEDAY BRIEF

  • WEATHER: Overcast - 67°F. - Humidity 56% - Wind N. 12 mph Wind Chill 65°F.
  • OFFICALS
    • REFEREE: Ben Dreith
    • UMPIRE: Tom Myers
    • LINE JUDGE: Bill Reynolds
    • HEAD LINESMAN: Dale Williams
    • BACK JUDGE: Don Wedge
    • FIELD JUDGE: Ron Spitler
    • SIDE JUDGE: Ed Ward
    SCORING
    • BUCCANEERS: 04:10-2Q Capece FG20
    • BEARS: 03:12-2Q Payton 73 pass from McMahon (Thomas kick)
    • BEARS: 00:01-2Q Thomas FG50
    • BUCCANEERS: 08:16-3Q Owens 1 run (Capece kick)
    • BEARS: 10:46-4Q Schmidt 32 interception return (Thomas kick)
    STARTERS OFFENSE
    • TE: #82 J. Bell
    • LT: #74 G. Sanders
    • LG: #72 R. Snell
    • C: #50 S. Wilson
    • RG: #62 S. Farrell
    • RT: #70 K. Thomas
    • TE: #88 J. Giles
    • WR: #89 K. House
    • QB: #11 J. Golsteyn
    • FB: #32 J. Wilder
    • TE: #26 J. Owens
    STARTERS DEFENSE
    • LE: #78 J. Cannon
    • NT: #76 D. Logan
    • RE: #63 L. Selmon
    • LOLB: #59 A. Hawkins
    • LILB: #58 J. Davis
    • RILB: #52 S. Brantley
    • ROLB: #53 H. Green
    • LC: #21 J. Holt
    • RC: #40 M. Washington
    • SS: #20 N. Colzie
    • FS: #34 C. Brown
    SUBSTITUTIONS
    • 1 Morton, 3 Capece, 5 Garcia, 8 Hewko, 22 Smith, 24 Morris, 28 Carver, 43 Middleton, 44 O'Steen, 54 Wood, 55 Spradlin, 56 Johnson, 57 Leonard, 60 Grimes, 65 Stalls, 66 Reese, 68 Yarno, 69 Arbubakrr, 81 Tyler, 83 T Bell, 85 Witte, 86 Obradovich, 87 Carter, 90 White
    DID NOT PLAY
    • 14 Thompson, 23 Castille, 75 Reavis
    INACTIVE
    • none.

    INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

    RUSHING
    • BUCCANEERS: Wilder 11-40, Owens 12-25, Carver 2-12, Morton 1-5, Golsteyn 3-3.
    • BEARS: Payton 17-45, Suhey 11-31, McMahon 2-15, Gault 1-4.
    PASSING
    • BUCCANEERS: Golsteyn 42-22-277-1-0.
    • BEARS: McMahon 24-16-286-2-1.
    RECIEVING
    • BUCCANEERS: Giles 7-80, Carter 6-98, House 3-11, Owens 2-14, T.Bell 1-52, Morton 1-9, Tyler 1-9, Carver 1-4.
    • BEARS: Payton 6-115. Suhey 4-57, Gault 3-75, Margerum 2-26, Moorehead 1-13.
    INTERCEPTIONS
    • BUCCANEERS: Brown 1-32, Holt 1-5.
    • BEARS: Schmidt 1-32.
    KICK RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Owens 2-61, Morton 1-21, Obradovich 1-0.
    • BEARS: Hutchison 2-30, Gault 1-15.
    PUNT RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Tyler 2-23.
    • BEARS: Fisher 5-27.
    SACKS
    • BUCCANEERS: Davis 1.5-7.5, Cannon 1-10, Hawkins 1-4, Stalls 0.5-1.5.
    • BEARS: Hartenstine 2-15.

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