Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20 Chicago Bears 10
Sunday 1 November 1981 at Tampa Stadium
CHI7:52-1Q Roveto FG40
TB8:18-2Q Capece FG46
TB3:58-2Q Giles 81 pass from Williams (Capece kick)
TB4:00-3Q House 51 pass from Williams (Capece kick)
CHI11:29-4Q Payton 1 run (Roveto kick)
TB3:40-4Q Capece FG30

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.
OPPONENTS: Moorehead 2-51, Frazier 1-13, Fisher 1-12.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: Holt 1-12.
OPPONENTS: Fisher 2-62, Baschnagel 0-0.
SACKS
BUCS: Logan 1-6.
OPPONENTS: Hampton 1-9.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
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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.
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT74 Sanders LDE77 Kollar
LG68 Yarno NT76 Logan
C50 Wilson RDE63 Selmon
RG61 Roberts LOLB59 Hawkins
RT73 Hannah LILB56 Johnson
WR89 House RILB54 Wood
WR83 Bell ROLB53 Green
TE88 Giles LCB41 Thomas
FB32 Wilder SS20 Colzie
RB43 Eckwood FS34 Brown
QB12 Williams RCB40 Washington
SUBSTITUTIONS
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
INACTIVE