Tampa Bay Buccaneers 42 Chicago Bears 35
Sunday 8 October 1989 at Tampa Stadium
TB10:26-1Q Carrier 11 pass from Testaverde (Igwebuike kick)
TB5:24-1Q Howard 1 run (Igwebuike kick
TB14:10-2Q Harris 3 pass from Testaverde (Igwebuike kick)
CHI6:52-2Q Anderson 5 run (Butler kick)
TB4:05-2Q Hill 22 pass from Testaverde (Igwebuike kick)
CHI1:51-2Q Anderson 1 run (Butler kick)
CHI9:31-3Q Sanders 16 pass from Tomczak (Butler kick)
TB11:08-4Q Tate 16 run (Igwebuike kick)
TB6:46-4Q Tate 4 run (Mohr run)
CHI4:56-4Q Harbaugh 26 run (Butler kick)
CHI 1:48-4Q Anderson 1 run (Butler kick)

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.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
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Click here for Michelle Kaufman's game report
Click here for how the defense played just so well
Click here for Tom Ford's game report
Click here for Tom McEwen's game report
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".
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT74 Gruber LDE79 Davis
LG62 Simmonds NT97 Lee
C60 Grimes RDE94 Goff
RG69 Bruhin LOLB59 Murphy
RT72 Taylor LILB99 Marve
WR84 Hill RILB54 Randle
WR88 Carrier ROLB58 Moss
TE86 Harris LCB29 Reynolds
FB43 Howard SS30 Robinson
RB34 Tate FS39 Hamilton
QB14 Testaverde RCB22 Jones
SUBSTITUTIONS
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