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Sunday, September 20, 1998 - Home Game

WON - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27 Chicago Bears 15

After five games on the road during the preseason, and the first two regular season games played away, the Buccaneers finally were ready for a home game.

The highly anticipated first game at brand new Raymond James Stadium saw the Buccaneers host the Bears. After falling behind 15–0 at halftime, Tampa Bay scored 27 unanswered points to win 27–15. Dave Moore caught a one-handed pass for a 44-yard touchdown in the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, Warrick Dunn ran for a 44-yard touchdown.

Raymond James Stadium was opened with a victory, and the Buccaneers improved to 1–2.

GAMEDAY BRIEF

  • WEATHER: Cloudy - 84°F. - Humidity 88% - Wind E.S.E. 2 mph Wind Chill 81°F.
  • OFFICALS
    • REFEREE: Tom White
    • UMPIRE: Jim Quirk
    • LINE JUDGE: Ben Montgomery
    • SIDE JUDGE: Dave Wyant
    • HEAD LINESMAN: James Wilson
    • BACK JUDGE: Bob Waggoner
    • FIELD JUDGE: Scott Steenson
    • REPLAY OFFICIAL: not documented
    SCORING
    • BEARS: 10:59-1Q Jaeger FG26
    • BEARS: 06:22-1Q Milburn 93 punt return (Jaeger kick)
    • BEARS: 02:00-2Q Safety - Dilfer stepped out of endzone
    • BEARS: 00:00-2Q Jaeger FG52
    • BUCCANEERS: 05:08-3Q Anthony 13 pass from Dilfer (2pt conversion failed)
    • BUCCANEERS: 01:35-3Q Moore 44 pass from Dilfer (Husted kick)
    • BUCCANEERS: 13:55-4Q Dunn 43 run (Hunter pass from Dilfer)
    • BUCCANEERS: 05:44-4Q Alstott 3 run (2pt conversion failed)
    STARTERS OFFENSE
    • WR: #85 R. Anthony
    • LT: #74 P. Gruber
    • LG: #64 J. Diaz
    • C: #61 T. Mayberry
    • RG: #73 F. Middleton
    • RT: #70 J. Odom
    • TE: #83 D. Moore
    • WR: #86 K. Williams
    • QB: #12 T. Dilfer
    • RB: #28 W. Dunn
    • FB: #40 M. Alstott
    STARTERS DEFENSE
    • LE: #72 C. Ahanotu
    • NT: #77 B. Culpepper
    • DT: #99 W. Sapp
    • RE: #91 R. Upshaw
    • SLB: #50 J. Gooch
    • MLB: #56 H. Nickerson
    • WLB: #55 D. Brooks
    • LCB: #21 D. Abraham
    • RCB: #27 A. Parker
    • SS: #47 J. Lynch
    • FS: #22 C. Mincy
    SUBSTITUTIONS
    • 5 Husted, 6 Barnhardt, 19 Hunter, 20 Barber, 23 Bouie, 24 Robinson, 25 Kelly, 37 Ellison, 41 Neal, 51 Singleton, 53 Quarles, 54 Palmer, 59 Duncan, 65 Dogins, 69 Pierson, 71 Wunsch, 78 Jones, 80 Davis, 82 Hape, 84 Thomas, 94 White, 97 Jackson
    DID NOT PLAY
    • 4 Walsh
    INACTIVE
    • 13 Milanovich, 26 Abdullah, 31 Young, 75 Washington, 81 Green, 87 Emanuel, 90 Maniecki, 98 Cannida

    INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

    RUSHING
    • BUCCANEERS: Alstott 20-103, Dunn 10-82, Anthony 1-32, Dilfer 6-3, Neal 1-0.
    • BEARS: Enis 15-48, Bennett 6-28, Chancey 3-9, Morris 1-0.
    PASSING
    • BUCCANEERS: Dilfer 18-12-147-0-2.
    • BEARS: Kramer 32-19-169-0-0.
    RECIEVING
    • BUCCANEERS: Anthony 5-56, Moore 2-53, Williams 2-23, Hunter 1-13, Dunn 1-4, Alstott 1-(-2).
    • BEARS: Conway 4-77, Engram 3-29, Wetnight 3-13, Bennett 3-10, Penn 2-21, Enis 2-5, Chancey 1-9, Mayes 1-5.
    INTERCEPTIONS
    • BUCCANEERS: none.
    • BEARS: none.
    KICK RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Anthony 3-64.
    • BEARS: Milburn 6-110.
    PUNT RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Williams 2-26.
    • BEARS: Milburn 2-106.
    SACKS
    • BUCCANEERS: none.
    • BEARS: Thierry 1-3.

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