Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20  Chicago Bears 10 Sunday 1 November 1981 at Tampa Stadium
SCORING CHI 7:52-1Q Roveto FG40 TB 8:18-2Q Capece FG46 TB 3:58-2Q Giles 81 pass from Williams (Capece kick) TB 4:00-3Q House 51 pass from Williams (Capece kick) CHI 11:29-4Q Payton 1 run (Roveto kick) TB 3:40-4Q Capece FG30
This was a win on the back of three big Buccaneer plays. A medium pass over the middle went 81 yards as Doug Williams and Jimmie Giles teamed up for the then-longest play in franchise history.  A 51-yard connection between Williams and Kevin House made it 17-3 Tampa before the Bears narrowed the lead early in the fourth quarter. The third big play came when Jerry Eckwood went 59 yards on one play to set up the clinching fieldgoal.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Eckwood 21-110, Owens 10-68, Williams 3-28, Wilder 3-3. BEARS: Payton 22-92, McClendon 1-2, Evans 1-0, Suhey 6-(-2). PASSING BUCS: Williams 21-9-192-1-2. BEARS: Evans 36-21-239-2-0. RECEIVING BUCS: House 3-73, Eckwood 3-23, Giles 1-81, Wilder 1-10, T.Bell 1-5. BEARS: Margerum 6-78, Payton 5-40, Suhey 4-17, Baschnagel 3- 40, Watts 2-65, Cobb 1-11. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Washington 1-23, Green 1-6. BEARS: Schmidt 1-4. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Owens 1-27. BEARS:  Moorehead 2-51, Frazier 1-13, Fisher 1-12. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Holt 1-12. BEARS:  Fisher 2-62, Baschnagel 0-0. SACKS BUCS: Logan 1-6. BEARS:  Hampton 1-9.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 74 Sanders DE 77 Kollar LG 68 Yarno DT 76 Logan C 50 Wilson DE 63 Selmon RG 61 Roberts LOLB 59 Hawkins RT 73 Hannah LILB 56 Johnson TE 88 Giles RILB 54 Wood WR 83 Bell ROLB 53 Green WR 89 House LCB 41 Thomas FB 32 Wilder RCB 40 Washington RB 43 Eckwood SS 20 Colzie QB 12 Williams FS 34 Brown PLAYED 3 Capece, 9 Swider, 21 Holt, 26 Owens, 27 T Davis, 44 Cesare, 45 Mitchell, 51 Nafziger, 52 Brantley, 57 Lewis, 62 Leonard, 65 Stalls, 70 Hutchinson, 72 Snell, 84 Jones, 86 Obradovich, 87 Carter, 90 White DID NOT PLAY 10 Ford, 14 Fusina, 42 R Bell, 75 Reavis, 79 Campbell
COMMENTARY CREW Frank Gleiber and Johnny Morris