Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31  Chicago Bears 17 Sunday 29 November 1998   at Soldier Field
SCORING TB 9:20-1Q Alstott 5 pass from Dilfer (Husted kick) CHI 14:47-2Q Wetnight 18 pass from Horan (Jaeger kick) CHI 13:54-2Q Conway 21 pass from Moreno (Jaeger kick) TB 3:30-2Q Barber 21 blocked punt return (Husted kick) TB 0:00-2Q Hunter 45 pass from Dilfer (Husted kick) TB 6:12-3Q Anthony 14 pass from Dilfer (Husted kick) TB 0:06-3Q Husted FG28 CHI 10:35-4Q Jaeger FG33
They had to win to keep their slim post-season hopes alive and for the first time in nine years, the Bucs left Soldier Field with a win. Brice Hunter caught the only TD pass of his career on a Hail Mary pass as the first half expired.   "Call it what you want" said Warren Sapp." But I call it a win and we've got that good feeling back."
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Dunn 22-62, Alstott 14-43, Emanuel 1-11, Dilfer 2-(-2). BEARS: Allen 7-31, Bennett 10-14, Chancey 2-9, Moreno 4-9, Conway 1-6. PASSING BUCS: Dilfer 22-13-153-1-3. BEARS: Moreno 41-18-153-0-1, Horan 1-1-18-0-1. RECEIVING BUCS: Anthony 4-47, Emanuel 3-21, Moore 2-28, Alstott 2-1, Hunter 1-45, Dunn 1-11. BEARS: Engram 4-33, Hallock 4-26, Conway 3-37, Wetnight 2-24, Mayes 2-23, Bennett 2-20, Robinson 1-5, Allen 1-3. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. BEARS: Collins 1-5. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Anthony 2-52. BEARS: Milburn 4-79, Wetnight 1-0. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Green 4-36, Barber 1-23. BEARS: Milburn 2-17. SACKS BUCS: Sapp 1-9, Quarles 1-7. BEARS: none.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 74 Gruber DE 97 Jackson LG 64 Diaz DT 77 Culpepper C 61 Mayberry DT 99 Sapp RG 73 Middleton DE 91 Upshaw RT 70 Odom LLB 50 Gooch TE 83 Moore MLB 59 Duncan WR 85 Anthony RLB 55 Brooks WR 87 Emanuel LCB 21 Abraham FB 40 Alstott RCB 20 Barber RB 28 Dunn SS 47 Lynch QB 12 Dilfer FS 22 Mincy PLAYED 5 Husted, 6 Barnhardt, 23 Bouie, 25 Kelly, 29 Smith, 31 Young, 37 Ellison, 41 Neal, 51 Singleton, 53 Quarles, 54 Palmer, 59 Davis, 69 Pierson, 71 Wunsch, 78 Jones, 80 Davis, 81 Green, 82 Hape, 88 Hunter, 94 White, 98 Cannida DID NOT PLAY 4 Walsh, 65 Dogins INACTIVES 13 Milanovich, 26 Abdullah, 27 Parker, 33 Vance, 75 Washington, 84 Thomas, 86 Williams, 98 Mix
COMMENTARY CREW Sam Rosen and Jerry Glanville