Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17 Chicago Bears 13Sunday 30 September 1979 at Soldier Field
SCORINGTB14:47-2Q Eckwood 61 run (O'Donoghue kick)TB2:24-2Q O'Donoghue FG30CHI1:05-2Q Thomas FG34CHI2:59-3Q Thomas FG42CHI4:10-4Q Payton 65 pass from Evans (Thomas kick)TB3:53-4Q Hagins 8 pass from Williams (O'Donoghue kick)
And then it was five. The Bucs had the best record in the NFL thanks to a 54-yard, 10-play drive in the fourth quarter that ended with Doug Williams 8-yard scoring pass to Isaac Hagins with 5:07 remaining. Interceptions by Jeris White and Cedric Brown stopped the final two Chicago drives to secure a win that proved decisive in tie-breaker scenarios at the end of the season.
GAME HIGHLIGHTS Click on the boxes below to watch the clipJerry Eckwood’s run was a version of the old USC play “Student body right”Isaac Hagins had the winning touchdown late in the fourth quarterCedric Brown sealed the victory with an interception off Mike Evans