Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17 Chicago Bears 28
Sunday 20 September 1981 at Soldier Field
TB8:06-1Q Washington 29 interception return (Yepremian kick)
CHI3:24-2Q Suhey 1 run (Nielsen kick)
CHI0:38-2Q Fisher 88 punt return (Nielsen kick)
TB11:10-2Q House 11 pass from Williams (Yepremian kick)
CHI0:06-3Q Evans 8 run (Nielsen kick)
TB12:23-4Q Yepremian FG32
CHI5:14-4Q Williams 18 pass from Evans (Nielsen kick)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
BUCS: Eckwood 23-114, Williams 3-18, Wilder 2-4, R.Bell 1-3, T.Davis 1-2.
BEARS: Payton 21-64, Suhey 14-48, Evans 3-9.
PASSING
BUCS: Williams 40-17-324-2-1
BEARS: Evans 23-13-126-1-1, Payton 1-0-0-0-0.
RECEIVING
BUCS: House 6-91, Giles 5-109, Jones 4-68, T.Bell 1-47, Wilder 1-9.
BEARS: Suhey 4-19, Watts 2-35, Williams 2-29, Earl 2-18, Margerum 1-15, Baschnagel 1-6, Payton 1-4.
INTERCEPTIONS
BUCS: Washington 1-29.
BEARS: Fencik 1-20, Walterscheid 1-0.
KICK RETURNS
BUCS: Owens 2-45, G.Davis 1-12.
OPPONENTS: Williams 4-66.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: T.Bell 5-5.
OPPONENTS: Fisher 2-93.
SACKS
BUCS: none.
OPPONENTS: Osborne 1-15.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
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The Bucs held Chicago to just 75 first half yards but trailed 14-7 at the break thanks to Jeff Fisher's punt return score with 38 seconds left in the second quarter.

Doug Williams passed for over 300 yards but three interceptions killed any hopes of a Tampa comeback in the second half. The Bucs' first TD came on an interception of their own by Mike Washington who re-injured a groin muscle pull in the process of scoring.
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT75 Reavis LDE77 Kollar
LG68 Yarno NT76 Logan
C50 Wilson RDE63 Selmon
RG62 Leonard LOLB57 Lewis
RT74 Sanders LILB56 Johnson
WR89 House RILB54 Wood
WR84 Jones ROLB53 Green
TE88 Giles LCB41 Thomas
FB32 Wilder SS20 Colzie
RB43 Eckwood FS34 Brown
QB12 Williams RCB21 Holt
SUBSTITUTIONS
1 Yepremian, 14 Fusina, 16 Blanchard, 26 Owens, 27 T Davis, 28 G Davis, 40 Washington, 42 R Bell, 44 Cesare, 45 Mitchell, 51 Nafziger, 52 Brantley, 59 Hawkins, 61 Roberts, 65 Stalls, 70 Hutchinson, 72 Snell, 73 Hannah, 83 Bell, 86 Obradovich, 87 Carter, 90 White
DID NOT PLAY
10 Ford
INACTIVE