Tampa Bay Buccaneers 28 Chicago Bears 38
Sunday 8 September 1985 at Soldier Field
|TB||7:54-1Q ||Magee 1 pass from DeBerg (Igwebuike kick) |
|CHI||2:49-1Q ||McKinnon 21 pass from McMahon (Butler kick) |
|TB||2:27-1Q ||House 44 pass from DeBerg (Igwebuike kick) |
|TB||11:31-2Q ||J.Bell 11 pass from DeBerg (Igwebuike kick) |
|CHI||8:09-2Q ||McMahon 1 run (Butler kick) |
|CHI||2:35-3Q ||Butler FG38 |
|TB||1:09-2Q ||Wilder 3 run (Igwebuike kick) |
|CHI||14:38-3Q ||Frazier 29 interception return (Butler kick) |
|CHI||0:27-3Q ||Suhey 9 pass from McMahon (Butler kick) |
|CHI||12:32-4Q ||McMahon 1 run (Butler kick) |
BUCS: Wilder 27-166, DeBerg 2-0.
BEARS: Payton 17-120, Suhey 8-27, McMahon 4-18, Thomas 3-12, Gentry 2-8.
BUCS: DeBerg 21-13-160-2-3.
BEARS: McMahon 34-23-274-1-2.
BUCS: J.Bell 6-74, Carter 3-18, House 1-44, Giles 1-18, Wilder 1-5, Magee 1-1.
BEARS: Payton 6-37, Gault 4-60, McKinnon 4-58, Thomas 3-32, Moorehead 2-31, Margerum 2-20, Wrightman 1-27, Suhey 1-9.
BUCS: Castille 1-0.
BEARS: Frazier 1-29, Fencik 1-0.
BUCS: Freeman 2-79, Bright 1-22, Magee 1-15.
BEARS: Gentry 2-44.
BUCS: Bright 1-21.
BEARS: Taylor 3-26.
BUCS: Logan 1-11, Cannon 1-10, Davis 1-2.
BEARS: Dent 2-19.
|GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS|
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The Bucs opened the 1985 season on the road against the future Super Bowl champion Bears who began their SuperBowl Shuffle with a second half comeback win against Leeman Bennett's team. The Bucs looked awesome offensively in the first half against the famed 46 defense with James Wilder rushing for 120 of his yards in the first 30 minutes, and Steve DeBerg throwing three TD passes including one to Kevin House that came on the back of a 57-yard kick return by rookie Phil Freeman. The key play came early in the 2nd half when Leslie Frazier jumped on a DeBerg out pattern and returned it 29 yards for a score.
|TE||82 J Bell
1 Igwebuike, 5 Garcia, 7 Risher, 24 Prior, 28 Carver, 29 Bright, 31 Curry, 40 Armstrong,
47 Dombrowski, 54 Randle, 56 Johnson, 57 Browner, 65 Fielder, 67 Morgan, 74 Sanders, 79 Kaplan, 80 Branton, 81 Freeman, 83 T Bell, 85 Witte, 86 Magee, 90 Holmes
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