The Bucs took their record to 6-1, a new best-ever start to a season with a complete hammering of the Bears.  The 35-3 half-time scoreline reflected their domination and the second half became a procession of back-ups getting into the game and missed chances to extend their lead.  Tom Brady threw his 600th regular season TD pass and Mike Evans got himself a hat-trick of scores.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Fournette 15-81, Jones 10-63, Vaughn 5-27, Darden 1-11. BEARS: Herbert 18-100, Fields 8-38, Williams 3-5. PASSING BUCS: Brady 36-20-211-0-4, Gabbert 3-2-15-0-0. BEARS: Fields 32-22-184-3-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Godwin 8-111, Evans 6-76, Johnson 2-16, Fournette 2-9, Bernard 2-5, Howard 1-9, Yelder 1-0. BEARS: Kmet 5-43, Herbert 5-33, James 3-20, Mooney 2-39, Robinson 2-16, Goodwin 2-16, Byrd 1-10, Nall 1-4, Williams 1-3. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Delaney 1-26, Whitehead 1-17, Desir 1-0. BEARS: none. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Darden 1-17. BEARS: none. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Darden 1-43. BEARS: Grant 2-13. SACKS BUCS: Pierre-Paul 2-5, Winfield 1-6, Barrett 1-5. BEARS: none.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 38  Chicago Bears 3 Sunday 24 October 2021      at Raymond James Stadium
SCORING TB 11:58-1Q Fournette 2 run (Succop kick) TB 4:37-1Q Godwin 4 pass from Brady (Succop kick) TB 0:06-1Q Evans 9 pass from Brady (Succop kick) CHI 6:08-2Q Santos FG28 TB 3:35-2Q Evans 2 pass from Brady (Succop kick) TB 0:09-2Q Evans 8  pass from Brady (Succop kick) TB 12:51-4Q Succop FG22
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 76 Smith DL 93 Suh LG 74 Marpet DL 50 Vea C 66 Jensen LOLB 90 Pierre-Paul RG 65 Cappa LILB 45 White RT 78 Wirfs RILB 51 Minter TE 80 Howard ROLB 58 Barrett WR 18 Johnson CB 43 Cockrell WR 13 Evans CB 35 Dean WR 14 Godwin CB 30 Delaney QB 12 Brady S 33 Whitehead RB 7 Fournette S 31 Winfield PLAYED 1 Darden, 3 Succop, 8 Pinion, 9 Tryon-Shoyinka, 11 Gabbert, 15 Grayson, 21 Vaughn, 25 Bernard, 26 Adams, 27 Jones, 28 Robinson, 29 Desir, 32 Edwards, 46 Tinker, 48 Stuard, 49 Gill, 52 Britt, 56 Nunez-Roches, 64 Stinnie, 72 Wells, 79 O’Connor, 82 Yelder, 84 Brate, 92 Gholston, 98 Nelson DID NOT PLAY 70 Hainsey INACTIVES 2 Trask, 5 Sherman, 54 David, 60 Leverett, 81 Brown, 87 Gronkowski, 96 McLendon
GAME HIGHLIGHTS Click on the boxes below to view the big plays Dee Delaney got the ball rolling with his first Buccaneer interception Mike Evans caught the historic 600th touchdown from Tom Brady - then gave the ball away Pierre Desir set off another row-the-boat celebration in the endzone
COMMENTARY CREW Jim Nantz and Tony Romo