Tampa Bay Buccaneers 9  Chicago Bears 44 Sunday 21 October 1984        at Tampa Stadium
SCORING CHI 10:30-1Q Payton 8 run (Thomas kick) CHI 2:28-1Q Payton 3 run (Thomas kick) TB 10:55-2Q Ariri FG46 CHI 7:15-3Q McKinnon 32 pass from McMahon (kick failed) CHI 7:47-3Q Gault 10 pass from McMahon (Thomas kick) CHI 14:46-4Q Thomas FG49 TB 6:00-4Q Carter 4 pass from DeBerg (kick failed) CHI 4:47-4Q Anderson 49 pass from McMahon (Thomas kick) CHI 1:57-4Q Gentry 5 run (Thomas kick)
Never a close one and after the Bucs failed on fourth down from their own 45 in the first quarter, the Bears drove for a 14-0 lead and the rout was on from there.   Gerald Carter caught a career-high 10 passes and the need to play catch-up meant James Wilder had his lowest rushing day of the season.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Wilder 13-44, DeBerg 2-1. BEARS: Payton 20-72, Jordan 2-25, Suhey 5-24, McMahon 6-24, Thomas 2-9, Gentry 2-8, Hutchison 2-7. PASSING BUCS: DeBerg 39-24-288-1-1. BEARS: McMahon 18-12-219-0-3, Payton 1-1-42-0-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Carter 10-109, House 5-61, Giles 4-63, T.Bell 2-26, Wilder 2- 12, Dixon 1-17. BEARS: Payton 3-25, McKinnon 2-51, Moorehead 2-40, Gault 2-27, Anderson 1-49, McMahon 1-42, Dunsmore 1-20, Saldi 1-7. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. BEARS: Frazier 1-14. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Morton 5-108, Bright 3-58. BEARS: Cameron 1-22, Bell 1-17. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Bright 2-24. BEARS: Fisher 2-35. SACKS BUCS: Cotney 1-1. BEARS: Dent 3-29, Hartenstine 2-11, Fencik 1-1.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 74 Sanders LDE 78 Cannon LG 72 Courson DT 76 Logan C 50 Wilson RDE 63 Selmon RG 62 Farrell LOLB 57 Browner RT 73 Heller LILB 58 Davis TE 88 Giles RILB 52 Brantley TE 82 Bell ROLB 51 Washington WR 89 House LCB 23 Castille QB 14 Thompson RCB 21 Holt FB 25 Dierking SS 33 Cotney RB 32 Wilder FS 34 Brown PLAYED 2 Ariri, 5 Garcia, 16 Kiel, 20 Morton, 24 Harvey, 27 Acorn, 29 Bright, 41 Thomas, 46 Armstrong, 43 Reece, 54 Wood, 55 Spradlin, 56 Johnson, 59 Thompson, 60 Grimes, 70 Thomas, 71 Braggs, 75 Manor, 79 Kaplan, 81 Dixon, 83 T Bell, 85 Witte, 86 Carroll, 87 Carter DID NOT PLAY 14 Thompson, 53 Green, 65 Jackson
COMMENTARY CREW Tim Ryan and Johnny Morris
GAME HIGHLIGHTS         Click on the boxes below to watch the clip Gerald Carter had the only Tampa Bay touchdown in the game Mark Cotney was credited with a sack on a McMahon scramble Jimmie Giles had a long reception from Steve DeBerg in the 4th quarter