Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 Chicago Bears 17
Sunday 11 September 1983 at Soldier Field
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)

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.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
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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.
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT74 Sanders LDE78 Cannon
LG72 Snell NT76 Logan
C50 Wilson RDE63 Selmon
RG62 Farrell LOLB59 Hawkins
RT70 Thomas LILB58 Davis
TE88 Giles RILB52 Brantley
WR89 House ROLB53 Green
TE82 J Bell LCB21 Holt
FB32 Wilder SS20 Colzie
RB26 Owens FS34 Brown
QB11 Golsteyn RCB40 Washington
SUBSTITUTIONS
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
INACTIVE