Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0 Chicago Bears 27
Sunday 20 November 1983 at Tampa Stadium
CHI 9:19-2Q Suhey 2 run (Thomas kick)
CHI 5:01-2Q Payton 8 run (Thomas kick)
CHI 0:00-3Q Payton 3 run (kick failed)
CHI 2:52-4Q Hartenstine 10 fumble return (Thomas kick)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
BUCS: Carver 8-38, Owens 8-23, Komlo 2-11, Golsteyn 2-0.
BEARS: Suhey 19-112, Payton 22-106, McMahon 7-22, Gentry 4-18, Thomas 2-10, Hutchinson 2-5.
PASSING
BUCS: Golsteyn 13-3-49-1-0, Komlo 8-4-49-1-0.
BEARS: McMahon 12-8-79-0-0, Payton 1-0-0-1-0.
RECEIVING
BUCS: Carter 3-29, House 2-51, T.Bell 1-16, Owens 1-2.
BEARS: Suhey 3-29, Payton 3-25, Moorehead 1-22, McKinnon 1-3.
INTERCEPTIONS
BUCS: Reece 1-11.
BEARS: Richardson 2-0.
KICK RETURNS
BUCS: Morton 5-110.
BEARS: Gault 1-24.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: T.Bell 2-13.
BEARS: McKinnon 6-53.
SACKS
BUCS: Arbubakrr 1-6.
BEARS: McMichael 2-25, Hampton 1.5-7, Keys 1-6, Hartenstine 0.5-7.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
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In one of the worst rainstorms to hit Tampa since the 1979 regular season finale, the Buccaneers were shut out for the second straight week as the Bears amassed 273 yards on the ground with two of their backs going over 100 yards in the process.

11 of the normal Buccaneer starters were out of the game injured including QB Jack Thompson who missed the game with a sore elbow.

The adverse conditions led to over 20,000 no-shows on the day of the game and not many of the announced 36,816 crowd were still in Tampa Stadium when the game finished.
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT75 Reavis LDE66 Reese
LG72 Snell NT76 Logan
C60 Grimes RDE69 Arbubakrr
RG62 Farrell LOLB51 Judie
RT70 Thomas LILB58 Davis
TE82 J Bell RILB52 Brantley
TE86 Obradovich ROLB53 Green
WR83 T Bell LCB23 Castille
WR89 House SS33 Cotney
RB28 Carver FS43 Reece
QB11 Golsteyn RCB21 Holt
SUBSTITUTIONS
1 Morton, 3 Capece, 5 Garcia, 7 Komlo, 22 Smith, 26 Owens, 24 Morris, 41 Thomas, 46 Armstrong, 54 Wood, 55 Spradlin, 56 Thompson, 57 Leonard, 63 Selmon, 64 Lowry, 68 Yarno, 77 Bujnoch, 85 Witte, 87 Carter, 90 White
DID NOT PLAY
44 Middleton, 74 Sanders, 81 Tyler
INACTIVE
14 Thompson, 50 Wilson, 78 Cannon, 88 Giles