Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20  Chicago Bears 6 Sunday 2 January 2000 at Soldier Field
SCORING TB 2:16-2Q Gramatica FG25 TB 0:16-2Q Alstott 1 run (Gramatica kick) CHI 5:46-3Q Holmes FG39 TB 2:15-3Q Gramatica FG33 CHI 13:24-4Q Holmes FG31 TB 7:33-4Q Moore 6 pass from King (Gramatica kick)
One game for the championship - on the road in Soldier Field. But these Bears were a pale shadow of the Chicago teams from the previous decade and Shaun King's TD pass to Dave Moore midway through the fourth quarter started the celebrations on the Buccaneer sideline.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Dunn 16-80, Alstott 22-64, King 2-(-1). BEARS: Allen 12-43, McNown 5-29, Milburn 1-(-1). PASSING BUCS: King 24-18-178-0-1. BEARS: McNown 42-20-196-1-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Green 10-113, Alstott 4-19, Emanuel 1-22, McDonald 1-15, Moore 1-6, Dunn 1-3. BEARS: Robinson 7-84, Booker 4-29, Engram 3-32, Allen 3-26, Wetnight 3-25. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Abraham 1-13. BEARS: none. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Dunn 3-46. BEARS: Bennett 2-38, Milburn 2-26. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Williams 3-26. BEARS: Milburn 4-39. SACKS BUCS: Jones 1-6, White 1-4. BEARS: Robinson 1-3.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 74 Gruber DE 72 Ahanotu LG 65 Dogins DT 77 Culpepper C 61 Mayberry DT 99 Sapp RG 73 Middleton DE 94 White RT 71 Wunsch LLB 53 Quarles TE 83 Moore MLB 56 Nickerson WR 81 Green RLB 55 Brooks WR 87 Emanuel LCB 21 Abraham FB 40 Alstott RCB 20 Barber RB 28 Dunn SS 47 Lynch QB 10 King FS 24 Robinson PLAYED 3 Royals, 7 Gramatica, 25 Kelly, 27 Abdullah, 30 Smith, 31 Young, 35 McAfee, 43 McLeod, 50 Gooch, 51 Singleton, 58 Davis, 59 Duncan, 64 Diaz, 68 Unutoa, 69 Pierson, 75 Washington, 78 Jones, 80 Davis, 82 Hape, 84 McDonald, 86 Williams, 92 McFarland, 95 McLaughlin DID NOT PLAY 15 Zeier INACTIVES 12 Dilfer, 13 Milanovich, 34 Jackson, 66 Blackman, 79 Hegamin, 85 Anthony, 97 Jackson, 98 Cannida
COMMENTARY CREW Ray Bentley and Ron Pitts