Tampa Bay Buccaneers 26 Chicago Bears 27
Sunday 25 October 1987 at Tampa Stadium
TB9:13-1QMagee 7 pass from DeBerg (Igwebuike kick)
TB4:47-1QSmith 28 pass from DeBerg (Igwebuike kick)
TB3:10-1QMoss endzone fumble recovery (kick blocked)
CHI12:37-2QAnderson 38 run (Butler kick)
CHI9:10-2QMcKinnon 65 punt return (Butler kick)
TB1:56-2QIgwebuike FG46
TB6:01-3QIgwebuike FG37
CHI5:31-4QMcMahon 1 run (kick failed)
CHI1:28-4QAnderson 6 pass from McMahon (Butler kick)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
BUCS: Wilder 19-75, Smith 6-26, DeBerg 1-0.
BEARS: Anderson 6-52, Payton 6-30, McMahon 2-9.
PASSING
BUCS: DeBerg 38-23-249-0-2.
BEARS: McMahon 24-17-195-1-1, Tomczak 10-6-45-0-0.
RECEIVING
BUCS: Magee 6-98, Hall 4-32, Wilder 4-7, Smith 3-47, Carrier 2-20, Carter 2-13, Miller 1-16, Freeman 1-16.
BEARS: Anderson 7-45, Gault 4-67, Morris 3-55, McKinnon 3-25, Boso 2-35, Moorehead 2-13, Payton 2-0.
INTERCEPTIONS
BUCS: Woods 1-21.
BEARS: none.
KICK RETURNS
BUCS: Futrell 3-59.
OPPONENTS: Gentry 5-123, Sanders 1-31.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: Futrell 2-11.
OPPONENTS: McKinnon 3-89.
SACKS
BUCS: Holmes 2.5-20.5, Cannon 1-7, Keys 0.5-3.5.
OPPONENTS: Dent 2-21, Wilson 1.5-12, Duerson 1-12, Hampton 1-8, Marshall 1-8, McMichael 0.5-5.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
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Click here for Don Banks' morning-after column
In the first game after the end of the players' strike, the Bucs gave the mighty Bears all they could handle in a game shown in the UK on Channel 4. Steve DeBerg drove the Bucs 80 and 73 yards on their first two drives of the game to put the home side 14-0 up, and then forced Mike Tomczak into an error that led to a third touchdown.

The Chicago rally from 20-0 down, was led by Jim McMahon who finished the comeback with a short pass to Neal Anderson inside the final two minutes.
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT72 R.Taylor LDE78 Cannon
LG79 Goode NT94 Stensrud
C60 Grimes RDE90 Holmes
RG68 Mallory LOLB51 Washington
RT73 Heller LILB58 Davis
WR87 Carter RILB54 Randle
WR81 Freeman ROLB57 Moss
TE86 Magee LCB29 Reynolds
FB32 Wilder SS33 Kemp
RB35 Smith FS20 Woods
QB17 DeBerg RCB22 Jones
SUBSTITUTIONS
1 Igwebuike, 5 Garcia, 23 Anderson, 24 Tripoli, 25 Howard, 31 Gordon, 36 Futrell, 42 Bartalo, 50 Turk, 52 Brantley, 56 Walker, 59 Murphy, 75 Kellin, 77 Maarleveld, 80 S Holloway, 82 Hall, 83 Miller, 89 Carrier, 93 Sileo, 98 Keys
DID NOT PLAY
11 Shula, 14 Testaverde, 61 Jordan
INACTIVE/TAXI SQUAD
1 Tiffin, 8 Davis, 34 Wright, 39 Austin, 53 Graham, 66 Yarno, 70 Swayne, 74 Powell, 85 G.Taylor, 91 Gant