LOSS - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 15 Chicago Bears 27
FIRST SAFETY IN BUCCANEERS HISTORY. The Buccaneers suffered their twelfth consecutive loss to the Bears, as Neal Anderson rushed for two first-quarter touchdowns, and Mike Tomczak threw a 40-yard touchdown to Brad Muster.
The Buccaneers matched up well statistically with the Bears, but were unable to overcome the early deficit due to mistake-prone play and a poor game from Vinny Testaverde. The Bears also had problems with mistakes, committing four turnovers, and giving up a safety due to a bad snap on a punt.
The Buccaneers were able to rush for 168 yards against the Bears' top-ranked defense, more than double the total usually allowed by the Bears. Donald Igwebuike suffered a season-ending groin injury while tackling Dennis Gentry on a third-quarter kickoff return.
- REFEREE: Gene Barth
- UMPIRE: Ed Fiffick
- LINE JUDGE: Ray Dodez
- HEAD LINESMAN: Frank Glover
- BACK JUDGE: Bruce Maurer
- FIELD JUDGE: Ed Merrifield
- SIDE JUDGE: Gerald Austin
- REPLAY OFFICIAL: Mark Burns
- BEARS: 10:38-1Q Anderson 1 run (Butler kick)
- BEARS: 06:59-1Q Anderson 17 run (Butler kick)
- BUCCANEERS: 03:10-1Q Igwebuike FG27
- BEARS: 06:10-2Q Muster 40 pass from Tomczak (Butler kick)
- BUCCANEERS: 00:00-2Q Igwebuike FG23
- BUCCANEERS: 13:22-4Q Safety - Goode downed Wagner in the endzone
- BEARS: 07:29-4Q Butler FG36
- BEARS: 02:20-4Q Butler FG43
- BUCCANEERS: 00:59-4Q Pillow 7 pass from Ferguson (Criswell kick)
- WR: #88 M. Carrier
- LT: #74 P. Gruber
- LG: #68 R. Mallory
- C: #60 R. Grimes
- RG: #69 J. Bruhin
- RT: #72 R. Taylor
- TE: #86 C. Magee
- WR: #84 B. Hill
- QB: #14 V. Testaverde
- FB: #43 W. Howard
- RB: #34 L. Tate
- LE: #79 R. Davis
- NT: #95 C. Jarvis
- RE: #94 R. Goff
- LOLB: #59 K. Murphy
- LILB: #99 E. Marve
- RILB: #53 S. Coleman
- ROLB: #57 W. Moss
- LCB: #29 R. Reynolds
- RCB: #36 B. Futrell
- SS: #20 O. Harris
- FS: #39 H. Hamilton
- 1 Igwebuike, 12 Ferguson, 13 Criswell, 21 Wright, 27 Goode, 28 Brown, 35 J Smith, 40 Elder, 47 D Smith, 50 Turk, 51 Washington, 52 V Jones, 54 Randle, 55 Rolling, 56 Walker, 64 Thomas, 71 Cooper, 73 McHale, 75 Kellin, 78 Cannon, 80 Pillow, 83 Clinkscales, 97 Lee
DID NOT PLAY
- 22 R Jones, 82 Hall
- BUCCANEERS: Tate 19-66, Testaverde 5-55, Howard 14-47.
- BEARS: Anderson 19-66, Sanders 10-50, Muster 3-17, Harbaugh 1-8, Wagner 1-0, Suhey 3-(-2).
- BUCCANEERS: Testaverde 22-7-86-2-0, Ferguson 10-5-77-0-1.
- BEARS: Tomczak 21-9-179-2-1, Harbaugh 4-1-30-0-0.
- BUCCANEERS: Pillow 3-47, Hill 3-37, Carrier 2-39, D.Smith 2-22, Howard 1-14, Magee 1-4.
- BEARS: Morris 3-70, McKinnon 2-49, Muster 1-40, Davis 1-21, Anderson 1-17, Moorehead 1-6, Thornton 1-6.
- BUCCANEERS: Hamilton 1-23, Harris 1-2.
- BEARS: Douglass 1-29, Singletary 1-13.
- BUCCANEERS: Elder 3-93, Futrell 1-18.
- BEARS: Gentry 1-42.
- BUCCANEERS: Futrell 4-54.
- BEARS: McKinnon 2-18, Kowlowski 1-0.
- BUCCANEERS: Cannon 1-9.
- BEARS: Rivers 1-10.