Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3  Chicago Bears 27 Sunday 16 December 2001 at Soldier Field
SCORING CHI 5:43-1Q Edinger FG30 TB 7:45-2Q Gramatica FG25 CHI 4:36-2Q Booker 2 pass from Miller (Edinger kick) CHI 0:00-2Q Edinger FG46 CHI 8:11-3Q Edinger FG46 CHI 11:25-4Q Thomas 5 run (Edinger kick)
The low point of the 2001 season. The recent weeks of offensive futility caught up with the Bucs as they conceeded 27 unanswered points to the Bears who were on their way to the division title thanks to a sweep of Tony Dungy's team.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Dunn 10-27, Alstott 7-23, B.Johnson 1-11. BEARS: Thomas 31-173, Booker 1-13, Johnson 3-11, Allen 2-9, Miller 3-1. PASSING BUCS: B.Johnson 40-18-191-2-0. BEARS: Miller 29-14-190-1-2. RECEIVING BUCS: K.Johnson 7-119, Dunn 4-28, Alstott 3-12, Williams 2-18, Moore 2-14. BEARS: Terrell 3-94, White 3-32, Booker 3-19, Baxter 2-28, Davis 1-8, Thomas 1-5, Shelton 1-4. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Abraham 1-18. BEARS: McQuarters 1-0, Parrish 1-0. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Murphy 3-73, Stecker 1-21. BEARS: Denson 2-49. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Williams 5-62. BEARS: Johnson 3-34. SACKS BUCS: Rice 2-15, Jones 1-3. BEARS: Holdman 1-14.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 67 Walker DE 78 Jones LG 64 McDaniel DT 92 McFarland C 62 Christy DT 99 Sapp RG 60 Coleman DE 97 Rice RT 71 Wunsch LLB 53 Quarles TE 83 Moore MLB 59 Duncan WR 19 Johnson RLB 55 Brooks WR 81 Green LCB 25 Kelly FB 40 Alstott RCB 20 Barber RB 28 Dunn SS 47 Lynch QB 14 Johnson FS 34 Jackson PLAYED 3 Royals, 7 Gramatica, 21 Abraham, 22 Stecker, 26 Smith, 27 Abdullah, 38 Howell, 43 Cook, 46 Gibson, 50 Gooch, 51 Singleton, 52 Webster, 69 Pierson, 75 Washington, 80 Yoder, 84 McDermott, 86 Williams, 87 Murphy, 91 Darby, 94 White, 98 Cannida DID NOT PLAY 10 King, 76 Curry INACTIVE 1 Hamilton, 33 Vance, 58 Cerqua, 65 Hochstein, 85 Anthony, 88 Wynn, 89 Roberg, 96 Wyms
COMMENTARY CREW Pat Summerall and John Madden