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Sunday, September 17, 1995 - Home Game

LOSS - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 06 Chicago Bears 25

The Buccaneers season opener was a big bust, with seven turnovers and a blocked punt for a touchdown, paving the way for all 16 second-half Chicago points in the Bears' 25-6 victory.

On a positive note the game was attended by the fifth-largest Buccaneers Fan crowd in franchise history - 71,507.

Trent Dilfer, who tossed a career-high four interceptions before being pulled in favor of backup Casey Weldon with just under 10 minutes remaining in the game. Dilfer finished 11-of-27 for 149 yards, two sacks, and those four interceptions. Weldon was no improvement, completing 4 of 7 for 39 yards, but with two sacks, two lost fumbles and a few of overthrows.

GAMEDAY BRIEF

  • WEATHER: Cloudy - 90°F. - Humidity 65% - Wind W. 10 mph Wind Chill 91°F.
  • OFFICALS
    • REFEREE: Howard Roe
    • UMPIRE: Ron Botchan
    • LINE JUDGE: Tom Barnes
    • SIDE JUDGE: Nate Jones
    • HEAD LINESMAN: Mark Baltz
    • BACK JUDGE: Tony Corrente
    • FIELD JUDGE: Don Dorkowski
    • REPLAY OFFICIAL: not documented
    SCORING
    • BEARS: 10:12-1Q Butler FG24
    • BUCCANEERS: 10:09-2Q Husted FG23
    • BEARS: 05:48-2Q Butler FG37
    • BEARS: 00:10-2Q Butler FG22
    • BEARS: 13:35-3Q Green 7 run (Butler kick)
    • BEARS: 11:55-3Q Marshall 13 blocked punt return (2pt conversion failed)
    • BUCCANEERS: 04:38-3Q Husted FG40
    • BEARS: 03:13-4Q Butler FG27
    STARTERS OFFENSE
    • WR: #88 Copeland
    • LT: #74 P. Gruber
    • LG: #70 C. McRae
    • C: #61 T. Mayberry
    • RG: #62 I. Beckles
    • RT: #69 P. Pierson
    • TE: #81 J. Harris
    • WR: #86 T. Armstrong
    • QB: #12 T. Dilfer
    • RB: #32 E. Rhett
    • FB: #83 D. Moore
    STARTERS DEFENSE
    • LE: #72 C. Ahanotu
    • NT: #77 M. Wheeler
    • UT: #99 W. Sapp
    • RE: #75 E. Curry
    • LLB: #55 L. Marts
    • MLB: #56 H. Nickerson
    • RLB: #55 D. Brooks
    • LCB: #21 M. McGruder
    • RCB: #39 C. Dimry
    • SS: #27 B. Bussey
    • FS: #22 T. Everett
    SUBSTITUTIONS
    • 1 Roby, 5 Husted, 11 Weldon, 26 Abraham, 28 Buckley, 29 Gant, 37 Ellison, 41 Edmonds, 44 Booty, 47 Lynch, 52 Rouse, 53 Brady, 54 Stephens, 60 Pyne, 71 Dotson, 73 Culpepper, 80 Dawsey, 85 Hawkins, 87 Thomas, 93 DuBose, 94 McIntosh
    DID NOT PLAY
    • 65 Ingram, 67 Sullivan
    INACTIVE
    • 15 Philcox, 25 Johnson, 35 Mayhew, 45 Stargell, 76 Dill, 81 Davis, 82 Harper, 95 Powe

    INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

    RUSHING
    • BUCCANEERS: Rhett 19-66, Dilfer 2-7, Ellison 1-1.
    • BEARS: Green 13-72, Salaam 20-55, Johnson 1-2, Kramer 1-(-1).
    PASSING
    • BUCCANEERS: Dilfer 27-11-149-4-0, Weldon 7-4-39-0-0.
    • BEARS: Kramer 38-18-207-0-0.
    RECIEVING
    • BUCCANEERS: Hawkins 6-74, Copeland 2-29, Dawsey 2-29, J Harris 2-28, Thomas 1-20, Moore 1-5, Ellison 1-3.
    • BEARS: Conway 4-56, Graham 4-53, Timpson 2-31, Green 2-18, Johnson 2-16, Wetnight 2-13, Jennings 1-11, Gedney 1-9.
    INTERCEPTIONS
    • BUCCANEERS: none.
    • BEARS: Lincoln 1-32, Carter 1-15, Joseph 1-0, Woolford 1-0.
    KICK RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Edmonds 6-111.
    • BEARS: Timpson 1-31.
    PUNT RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Edmonds 3-19.
    • BEARS: Graham 3-14.
    SACKS
    • BUCCANEERS: none.
    • BEARS: Thierry 2-11, Spellman 1-8, Flanigan 1-4.

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