Tampa Bay Buccaneers 42  Chicago Bears 35 Sunday 8 October 1989  at Tampa Stadium
SCORING TB 10:26-1Q Carrier 11 pass from Testaverde (Igwebuike kick) TB 5:24-1Q Howard 1 run (Igwebuike kick TB 14:10-2Q Harris 3 pass from Testaverde (Igwebuike kick) CHI 6:52-2Q Anderson 5 run (Butler kick) TB 4:05-2Q Hill 22 pass from Testaverde (Igwebuike kick) CHI 1:51-2Q Anderson 1 run (Butler kick) CHI 9:31-3Q Sanders 16 pass from Tomczak (Butler kick) TB 11:08-4Q Tate 16 run (Igwebuike kick) TB 6:46-4Q Tate 4 run (Mohr run) CHI 4:56-4Q Harbaugh 26 run (Butler kick) CHI 1:48-4Q Anderson 1 run (Butler kick)
One of the best offensive performances in team history and the first time the Bucs had beaten the Bears in 13 attempts. Even a fumbled snap on an extra point didn't matter as holder Chris Mohr ran it in for the point leading to Dick Stockton, the game commentator to declare "they can do no wrong".
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Tate 18-112, Testaverde 2-18, Howard 7-12, Wilder 2-7, Ferguson 1-(-2). BEARS: Anderson 17-86, Harbaugh 3-34, Sanders 2-7, Suhey 2-5, Tomczak 2-4. PASSING BUCS: Testaverde 36-22-269-2-3. BEARS: Tomczak 29-16-162-1-1, Harbaugh 8-6-65-0-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Hill 6-107, Carrier 6-105, Harris 4-24, Howard 3-7, Drewery 1-18, Wilder 1-5, Tate 1-3. BEARS: Anderson 6-30, Gentry 4-38, Morris 3-54, Thornton 2-38, Green 2-19, Muster 2-8, McKinnon 1-17, Sanders 1-16, Suhey 1-7. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Robinson 1-0. BEARS: Morrissey 2-0. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Elder 2-17. BEARS: Gentry 3-91, Suhey 1-21, Green 1-20, Tate 1-12. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Futrell 2-13. BEARS: Green 2-31, McKinnon 1-0. SACKS BUCS: Murphy 1-8, Goff 1-5. BEARS: McMichael 1-1, Perry 1-0.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 74 Gruber DE 79 Davis LG 62 Simmonds DT 97 Lee C 60 Grimes DE 94 Goff RG 69 Bruhin LOLB 59 Murphy RT 72 Taylor LILB 99 Marve TE 86 Harris RILB 54 Randle WR 84 Hill ROLB 58 Moss WR 88 Carrier LCB 29 Reynolds FB 43 Howard RCB 22 Jones RB 34 Tate SS 30 Robinson QB 14 Testaverde FS 39 Hamilton PLAYED 1 Igwebuike, 5 Mohr, 12 Ferguson, 20 Harris, 32 Wilder, 36 Futrell, 38 Lawson, 40 Elder, 47 Smith, 51 Thomas, 55 Rolling, 56 Anno, 57 Najarian, 70 Swayne, 73 McHale, 78 Cannon, 82 Hall, 85 Walker, 87 Drewrey, 95 Jarvis DID NOT PLAY 65 Graham, 77 Weston, 83 Peebles INACTIVE 75 Bax, 89 Gay
COMMENTARY CREW Dick Stockton and Dan Fouts