Chicago Bears at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 19 to 34

Sunday, December 22, 1996, Week 17

The Chicago Bears played the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Tampa on Sunday, December 22, 1996, Week 17 of the 1996 season. The Buccaneers won by a score of 34-19. The Buccaneers and the Bears split the season series for the 1996 season, each winning one game. With this game, the Buccaneers finished the season 5-3-0 at home, while the Bears finished 1-7-0 on the road for the 1996 season.

The Buccaneers finished the season with a record of 6-10-0, while the Bears finished the season at 7-9-0.

Chicago Bears offense

Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
339 272 67 2 25


Head Coach: Dave Wannstedt Offensive Coordinator: Ron Turner Defensive Coordinator: Bob Slowik Quarterbacks Coach: Ron Turner Wide Receivers Coach: Ivan Fears Offensive Line Coach: Tony Wise Running Backs Coach: Willie Peete Tight Ends Coach: Ted Plumb Offensive Assistant Coach: Craig Ver Steeg Defensive Line Coach: Clarence Brooks Defensive Backs Coach: Carlos Mainord Defensive Assistant Coach: Greg Schiano Special Teams Coach: Danny Abramowicz Quality Control Coach: Craig Ver Steeg Strength Coach: Russ Riederer Head Trainer: Fred Caito

Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense

Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
181 92 89 0 15


Head Coach: Tony Dungy Assistant Head Coach: Herman Edwards Offensive Coordinator: Mike Shula Defensive Coordinator: Monte Kiffin Wide Receivers Coach: Charlie Williams Offensive Line Coach: Chris Foerster Running Backs Coach: Tony Nathan Tight Ends Coach: Clyde Christensen Offensive Assistant Coach: Ricky Porter Defensive Line Coach: Rod Marinelli Linebackers Coach: Lovie Smith Defensive Backs Coach: Herman Edwards Defensive Assistant Coach: Kevin O'Dea Special Teams Coach: Joe Marciano Strength and Conditioning Coach: Mark Asanovich Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach: Aaron Komarek