Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 Chicago Bears 31
Sunday 17 December 1995 at Soldier Field
CHI14:38-1Q Salaam 15 run (Butler kick)
TB10:15-1Q Copeland 20 pass from Dilfer (Husted kick)
CHI14:19-2Q Salaam 1 run (Butler kick)
TB7:29-2Q Husted FG50
CHI8:31-3Q Graham 47 pass from Kramer (Butler kick)
CHI2:18-3Q Butler FG23
CHI10:23-4Q Salaam 3 run (Butler kick)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
BUCS: Dilfer 4-35, Rhett 12-33, Edmonds 1-7, Ellison 1-1.
BEARS: Salaam 27-134, Conway 1-20, Tillman 5-18, Kramer 2-1.
PASSING
BUCS: Dilfer 37-22-226-3-1.
BEARS: Kramer 28-20-256-0-1.
RECEIVING
BUCS: Copeland 6-92, J Harris 4-24, Hawkins 3-49, Harper 3-29, Thomas 3-18, Armstrong 2-10, Rhett 1-4.
BEARS: Conway 8-88, Graham 5-102, Carter 4-39, Timpson 1-13, Gedney 1-7, Salaam 1-7.
INTERCEPTIONS
BUCS: none.
BEARS: Minnifield 2-0, Cox 1-1.
KICK RETURNS
BUCS: Ellison 5-101, Edmonds 1-14.
BEARS: Timpson 2-36, Lundy 1-11.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: Edmonds 2-22.
BEARS: Graham 1-5.
SACKS
BUCS: none.
BEARS: Smith 1-8, Spellman 1-5.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
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Don Banks reports from Soldier Field
Gary Shelton reports from another season being mailed in
Trent finally throws another touchdown pass
The Bucs' first play was a Trent Dilfer interception that led to a Bear touchdown on the very next play and the game went downhill from there for the orange and white. Trent threw one of his four TD passes on the season to Horace Copeland and Michael Husted bounced a 50-yard fieldgoal off the crossbar, but 173 yards on the ground by the Bears enabled them to control the clock and end the Bucs' slim hopes of the post-season.
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT74 Gruber LDE72 Ahanotu
LG60 Pyne UT77 Wheeler
C61 Mayberry DT99 Sapp
RG 62 Beckles RDE75 Curry
RT69 Pierson LLB51 Marts
TE81 Harris MLB56 Nickerson
WR82 Harper RLB55 Brooks
WR88 Copeland LCB45 Stargell
FB37 Ellison SS23 Bouie
RB32 Rhett FS25 Johnson
QB12 Dilfer RCB39 Dimry
SUBSTITUTIONS
1 Roby, 5 Husted, 11 Weldon, 21 McGruder, 22 Everett, 28 Buckley, 29 Gant, 38 Scott, 41 Edmonds, 52 Rouse, 53 Brady, 54 Stephens, 65 Ingram, 67 Sullivan, 70 McRae, 71 Dotson, 73 Culpepper, 83 Moore, 85 Hawkins, 86 Armstrong, 87 Thomas, 93 DuBose
DID NOT PLAY
26 Abraham
INACTIVE
15 Philcox, 30 Lester, 35 Mayhew, 49 Saunders, 76 Dill, 80 Dawsey, 91 Smith, 94 McIntosh