Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10  Chicago Bears 17 Sunday 11 September 1983 at Soldier Field
SCORING TB 4:10-2Q Capece FG20 CHI 3:12-2Q Payton 73 pass from McMahon (Thomas kick) CHI 0:01-2Q Thomas FG50 TB 8:16-3Q Owens 1 run (Capece kick) CHI 10:46-4Q Schmidt 32 interception return (Thomas kick)
Terry Schmidt's 32-yard scoring interception return four minutes into the fourth quarter sent the Bucs to a frustrating loss at Soldier Field in Week 2 of the 1983 season.   After Bill Capece had given the Bucs an early lead despite having first and goal at the Bear 1-yard line, Walter Payton took a short swing pass from Jim McMahon and raced 73 yards down the sideline for a score.   Tampa tied the score in the third quarter when Jerry Golsteyn hit TE Jimmie Giles at the Bear one-yard line and James Owens scored on the next play. Gerald Carter led the Bucs with six receptions for 98 yards.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Wilder 11-40, Owens 12-25, Carver 2-12, Morton 1-5, Golsteyn 3-3. BEARS: Payton 17-45, Suhey 11-31, McMahon 2-15, Gault 1-4. PASSING BUCS: Golsteyn 42-22-277-1-0. BEARS: McMahon 24-16-286-2-1. RECEIVING BUCS: Giles 7-80, Carter 6-98, House 3-11, Owens 2-14, T.Bell 1- 52, Morton 1-9, Tyler 1-9, Carver 1-4. BEARS: Payton 6-115. Suhey 4-57, Gault 3-75, Margerum 2-26, Moorehead 1-13. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Brown 1-32, Holt 1-5. BEARS: Schmidt 1-32. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Owens 2-61, Morton 1-21, Obradovich 1-0. BEARS: Hutchison 2-30, Gault 1-15. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Tyler 2-23. BEARS: Fisher 5-27. SACKS BUCS: Davis 1.5-7.5, Cannon 1-10, Hawkins 1-4, Stalls 0.5-1.5. BEARS: Hartenstine 2-15.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 74 Sanders LDE 78 Cannon LG 72 Snell NT 76 Logan C 50 Wilson RDE 63 Selmon RG 62 Farrell LOLB 59 Hawkins RT 70 Thomas LILB 58 Davis TE 88 Giles RILB 52 Brantley WR 89 House ROLB 53 Green TE 82 J Bell LCB 21 Holt FB 32 Wilder SS 20 Colzie RB 26 Owens FS 34 Brown QB 11 Golsteyn RCB 40 Washington PLAYED 1 Morton, 3 Capece, 5 Garcia, 8 Hewko, 22 Smith, 24 Morris, 28 Carver, 43 Middleton, 44 O'Steen, 54 Wood, 55 Spradlin, 56 Johnson, 57 Leonard, 60 Grimes, 65 Stalls, 66 Reese, 68 Yarno, 69 Arbubakrr, 81 Tyler, 83 T Bell, 85 Witte, 86 Obradovich, 87 Carter, 90 White DID NOT PLAY 14 Thompson, 23 Castille, 75 Reavis
COMMENTARY CREW Tim Ryan and Johnny Morris
GAME HIGHLIGHTS        Click on the boxes below to watch the clip John Cannon levelled Jim Harbaugh for his sack John Holt had an interception on a deflected pass James Owens went airborne at the goal-line for the Tampa touchdown