Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3   Chicago Bears 14 Sunday 26 November 1978 at Soldier Field
SCORING TB 13:29-2Q O'Donoghue FG44 CHI 4:51-3Q Payton 3 run (Thomas kick) CHI 11:58-4Q Avellini 3 run (Thomas kick)
Walter Payton and Roland Harper became the first Bear backs to rush for more than 100 yards in the same game in 23 years as Chicago ran their way to success.  The Bucs were held to -7 yards passing and 92 yards of total offense.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: 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 BUCS: 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. RECEIVING BUCS: Davis 2-0, Grant 1-19, Obradovich 1-18, McKay 1-17. BEARS: Payton 2-26, Latta 1-20, Scott 1-16. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Brown 1-27. BEARS: none. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Reece 1-22, Ragsdale 1-16, Carter 1-15. BEARS: Baschnagel 2-50. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Reece 3-24. BEARS: Livers 3-5. SACKS BUCS: Pear 1-12. BEARS: Page 3-25, Hartenstine 2-14, Osborne 1-10, Meyers 1-7, Campbell 1-5.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 75 Reavis DE 73 Hannah LG 64 Horton DT 76 Pear C 79 Wilson DE 63 L Selmon RG 68 Medlin LOLB 57 Lewis RT 72 Puetz LILB 61 D Selmon TE 86 Obradovich RILB 54 Wood WR 87 Mucker ROLB 56 Johnson WR 89 McKay LCB 45 White FB 38 J Davis RCB 40 Washington RB 32 Carter SS 33 Cotney QB 15 Rae FS 34 Brown PLAYED 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
COMMENTARY CREW Bob Costas and Johnny Morris
GAME HIGHLIGHTS Click on the boxes below to view the big plays Not many Buccaneer highlights from this game but Neil O’Donoghue did have a 44-yard fieldgoal to open the scoring Cedric Brown had an interception for the defense Cecil Johnson recovered a Chicago fumble