Tampa Bay Buccaneers 19 Chicago Bears 27
Sunday 6 October 1985 at Tampa Stadium
TB10:56-2Q Igwebuike FG19
TB6:22-2Q House 21 pass from DeBerg (kick failed)
TB1:51-2Q Igwebuike FG38
CHI0:01-2Q Butler FG30
CHI3:40-3Q McKinnon 21 pass from McMahon (Butler kick)
CHI0:00-3Q Butler FG30
CHI7:51-4Q Payton 4 run (Butler kick)
TB5:21-4Q Carter 25 pass from DeBerg (Igwebuike kick)
CHI0:52-4Q Payton 9 run (Butler kick)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
BUCS: Wilder 18-29, DeBerg 1-0, Springs 1-(-2).
BEARS: Payton 16-63, McMahon 8-46, Suhey 6-38, Thomas 1-3, Gault 1-(-3).
PASSING
BUCS: DeBerg 43-23-346-2-2.
BEARS: McMahon 34-22-292-2-1.
RECEIVING
BUCS: Giles 7-112, House 6-100, Wilder 4-31, J.Bell 3-50, Carter 2-46, Magee 1-7.
BEARS: Moorehead 8-114, Suhey 5-30, McKinnon 4-67, Gault 2-56, Payton 1-9, Margerum 1-9, Thomas 1-7.
INTERCEPTIONS
BUCS: Greenwood 2-5.
BEARS: Duerson 1-37, Frazier 1-0.
KICK RETURNS
BUCS: Freeman 2-79, Bright 1-16.
BEARS: Gault 2-62, Gentry 2-57.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: Bright 2-34.
BEARS: Taylor 1-5.
SACKS
BUCS: Washington 0.5-3, Green 0.5-3.
BEARS: none.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
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Steve DeBerg's 346-yard passing was the most given up by the famed 46 defense on the way to the Super Bowl and once again, the Bucs dominated the first half against the Bears just as they had in Week 1 in Soldier Field.

And once again, Chicago came back to win it in the second half, two Walter Payton TDs doing the damage. James Wilder was stopped in his bid for a record seventh straight 100-yard rushing game.
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT69 Yarno LDE78 Cannon
LG72 Courson NT76 Logan
C60 Grimes RDE90 Holmes
RG62 Farrell LOLB51 Washington
RT73 Heller LILB58 Davis
WR89 House RILB52 Brantley
WR87 Carter ROLB53 Green
TE88 Giles LCB23 Castille
TE82 J Bell SS30 Greenwood
RB32 Wilder FS44 Sully
QB17 DeBerg RCB21 Holt
SUBSTITUTIONS
1 Igwebuike, 5 Garcia, 7 Risher, 20 Springs, 24 Prior, 29 Bright, 31 Curry, 40 Armstrong, 47 Dombrowski, 54 Randle, 56 Johnson, 57 Browner, 65 Fielder, 67 Morgan, 68 Mallory, 75 Lindstrom, 79 Kaplan, 81 Freeman, 83 T Bell, 85 Witte, 86 Magee,
DID NOT PLAY
8 Young, 64 Shearin
INACTIVE