Tampa Bay Buccaneers 33  Chicago Bears 19  Sunday 22 October 1978 at Tampa Stadium
SCORING TB 8:37-1Q Bell 1 run (kick failed) CHI 12:28-2Q Scott 34 pass from Avellini (Thomas kick) TB 1:54-2Q Obradovich 28 pass from Williams (O'Donoghue kick) CHI 0:03-2Q Thomas FG21 CHI 10:17-3Q Harper 2 run (kick failed) TB 6:35-3Q Williams 1 run (kick failed) TB 9:48-4Q Owens 40 pass from Williams (O'Donoghue kick) CHI 6:46-4Q Thomas FG27 TB 1:13-4Q Davis 3 run (O'Donoghue kick)
The Bucs upped their season record to 4-4 and scored five touchdowns in a game for the first time in their history.   Ricky Bell set a Buc record with 27 carries in a single game and it was also the first time Doug Williams had thrown two scores in the NFL.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Bell 27-95, Davis 13-41, Williams 5-9, Carter 3-2. BEARS: Harper 10-65, Payton 15-34, Avellini 3-21, Parsons 1-0. PASSING BUCS: Williams 19-11-180-1-2, Carter 1-0-0-0-0. BEARS: Avellini 29-15-218-3-1. RECEIVING BUCS: Owens 4-82, Bell 3-45, Obradovich 1-28, Mucker 1-11, Grant 1-8, Carter 1-6. BEARS: J.Scott 5-105, Payton 5-74, Schubert 2-33, Harper 2-3, Richards 1-3. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Lewis 2-17, Brown 1-29. BEARS: Fencik 1-11. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Ragsdale 2-60, Reece 2-47, Maxson 1-17. BEARS: Waterscheid 2-52, Gaines 2-48, Skibinski 1-12, Latta 1-8. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Reece 4-46. BEARS:  Schubert 3-20, Waterscheid 1-6. SACKS BUCS: Lewis 1-8, Pear 1-7. BEARS:  Page 1-7, Hicks 1-1.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 75 Reavis DE 60 Chambers LG 64 Horton DT 76 Pear C 79 Wilson DE 63 L Selmon RG 68 Medlin LOLB 57 Lewis RT 70 Carlton LILB 61 D Selmon TE 86 Obradovich RILB 54 Wood TE 88 Giles ROLB 56 Johnson WR 83 Grant LCB 45 White FB 38 J Davis RCB 40 Washington RB 42 Bell SS 33 Cotney QB 12 Williams FS 34 Brown PLAYED 4 Green, 6 O'Donoghue, 23 Ragsdale, 25 Jordan, 28 Maxson, 32 L Carter, 46 Reece, 51 Nafziger, 53 Bonness, 55 Brown, 65 Johnson, 71 Crowder, 72 Puetz, 73 Hannah, 74 Freitas, 77 Kollar, 84 Levenseller, 85 Owens, 87 Mucker, 89 McKay DID NOT PLAY 15 Rae, 19 Huff, 44 Cesare
COMMENTARY CREW Tim Ryan and Johnny Morris
GAME HIGHLIGHTS Click on the boxes below to view the big plays Jim Obradovich was the recipient of another Doug Williams touchdown pass Williams scored himself on a quarterback sneak The fourth quarter saw Williams find his favourite deep target Morris Owens once more