Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0  Chicago Bears 23 Monday 6 October 1980  at Soldier Field
SCORING CHI 4:37-2Q Thomas FG30 CHI 8:11-3Q Phipps 5 run (Thomas kick) CHI 2:54-3Q Thomas FG44 CHI 6:45-4Q Thomas FG29 CHI 0:36-4Q Phipps 1 run (Thomas kick)
The Bucs' first-ever appearance on Monday Night Football was a disappointing one as they were shut out by the Bears at Soldier Field.  An apparent TD pass to Jimmie Giles was nullified by a penalty and a subsequent fieldgoal attempt was blocked ensuring the Bucs were kept off the scoreboard.   Walter Payton gained 122 of his 134 rushing yards in the second half and the four Bear sacks of Doug Williams were the most he had sustained in a single game.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Eckwood 10-28, Bell 9-25, Fusina 1-14, Williams 3-10, G.Davis 1-2. BEARS: Payton 28-133, Williams 6-17, Phipps 5-11, Harper 4-9, Suhey 2-3. PASSING BUCS: Williams 28-9-89-0-0, Fusina 4-2-18-1-0. BEARS: Evans 21-10-110-0-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Jones 3-62, Bell 3-14, G.Davis 2-11, Eckwood 1-13, Giles 1- 5, J.Davis 1-2. BEARS: Payton 4-14, Scott 2-34, Baschnagel 1-37, Fisher 1-21, Williams 1-4, Watts 1-0. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. BEARS: Page 1-0. KICK RETURNS BUCS: J.Davis 3-100, Reece 2-24. BEARS: Williams 1-37. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Reece 2-7. BEARS: Lansby 3-15, Waterscheid 2-8. SACKS BUCS: Logan 1-10. BEARS: Hampton 2-16, Page 1-13, Osborne 1-10, Campbell 1-10.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 75 Reavis DE 77 Kollar LG 72 Snell DT 76 Logan C 50 Wilson DE 63 L Selmon RG 61 Roberts LOLB 57 Lewis RT 73 Hannah LILB 58 D Selmon TE 88 Giles RILB 54 Wood WR 81 Hagins ROLB 56 Johnson WR 84 Jones LCB 25 Jordan FB 43 Eckwood RCB 40 Washington RB 42 Bell SS 33 Cotney QB 12 Williams FS 20 Colzie PLAYED 1 Yepremian, 14 Fusina, 16 Blanchard, 27 T Davis, 28 G Davis, 36 Berns, 38 J Davis, 41 Thomas, 46 Reece, 52 Brantley, 55 Brown, 59 Hawkins, 62 Leonard, 65 Stalls, 68 Yarno, 70 Calhoun, 74 Sanders, 79 Lewis, 80 Rucker, 86 Obradovich, 87 Mucker, 89 House DID NOT PLAY 34 Brown INACTIVES none
COMMENTARY CREW Frank Gifford, Howard Cosell and Fran Tarkenton
GAME HIGHLIGHTS                   Click on the boxes to view the big plays Not many highlights from this game -  David Logan had an early sack Gordon Jones’ juggling reception was the biggest offensive play of the night