Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27 Chicago Bears 15
Sunday 20 September 1998 at Raymond James Stadium
CHI 10:59-1Q Jaeger FG26
CHI 6:22-1Q Milburn 93 punt return (Jaeger kick)
CHI 2:00-2Q Safety - Dilfer stepped out of endzone
CHI 0:00-2Q Jaeger FG52
TB 5:08-3Q Anthony 13 pass from Dilfer (2pt conversion failed)
TB 1:35-3Q Moore 44 pass from Dilfer (Husted kick)
TB 13:55-4Q Dunn 43 run (Hunter pass from Dilfer)
TB 5:44-4Q Alstott 3 run (2pt conversion failed)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
BUCS: Alstott 20-103, Dunn 10-82, Anthony 1-32, Dilfer 6-3, Neal 1-0.
BEARS: Enis 15-48, Bennett 6-28, Chancey 3-9, Morris 1-0.
PASSING
BUCS: Dilfer 18-12-147-0-2.
BEARS: Kramer 32-19-169-0-0.
RECEIVING
BUCS: Anthony 5-56, Moore 2-53, Williams 2-23, Hunter 1-13, Dunn 1-4, Alstott 1-(-2).
BEARS: Conway 4-77, Engram 3-29, Wetnight 3-13, Bennett 3-10, Penn 2-21, Enis 2-5, Chancey 1-9, Mayes 1-5.
INTERCEPTIONS
BUCS: none.
BEARS: none.
KICK RETURNS
BUCS: Anthony 3-64.
BEARS: Milburn 6-110.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: Williams 2-26.
BEARS: Milburn 2-106.
SACKS
BUCS: none.
BEARS: Thierry 1-3.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
The opening of the new stadium but after 30 minutes, the script was wrong. The Bears led 15-0 and it should have been more. Then the first-night nerves wore off and the real Bucs showed up for the second half, pounding out four unanswered scores and sending the Bucs UK contingent in the front row, home very happy.
Click here for Pat Yasinskas' take on the game
Click here for David Whitley's views on the home opener
Rick Stroud reports from Raymond James Stadium
In the end, a happy housewarming
You need a hero, you get Dave Moore
Click here for the gamebook and the play-by-play
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT74 Gruber LDE72 Ahanotu
LG64 Diaz UT77 Culpepper
C61 Mayberry DT99 Sapp
RG73 Middleton RDE91 Upshaw
RT70 Odom LLB50 Gooch
TE83 Moore MLB56 Nickerson
WR85 Anthony RLB55 Brooks
WR86 Williams LCB21 Abraham
FB40 Alstott SS47 Lynch
RB28 Dunn FS22 Mincy
QB12 Dilfer RCB27 Parker
SUBSTITUTIONS
5 Husted, 6 Barnhardt, 19 Hunter, 20 Barber, 23 Bouie, 24 Robinson, 25 Kelly, 37 Ellison, 41 Neal, 51 Singleton, 53 Quarles, 54 Palmer, 59 Duncan, 65 Dogins, 69 Pierson, 71 Wunsch, 78 Jones, 80 Davis, 82 Hape, 84 Thomas, 94 White, 97 Jackson
DID NOT PLAY
4 Walsh
INACTIVE
13 Milanovich, 26 Abdullah, 31 Young, 75 Washington, 81 Green, 87 Emanuel, 90 Maniecki, 98 Cannida