Bucs-Bears Game Notes

December 29 - PewterReport.com has compiled a notebook with and news and notes from Tampa Bay's 15-0 win over Chicago on Sunday night.

INJURY UPDATE: Quarterback Brad Johnson continued to be limited in practice and was listed as the team's emergency quarterback due to a severely bruised back for the second-straight week. Rob Johnson got the start at quarterback.

BUCS' INACTIVES: CB Tim Wansley, TE Casey Crawford, TE Dan Wilcox, WR Charles Lee, WR Reggie Barlow, DT Buck Gurley, OT Dan Goodspeed and QB Brad Johnson.

RECORD NIGHT: Tampa Bay finished the regular season with a franchise-high 12 victories. The team's 6-2 mark on the road is also a record. The Bucs defense also finished first in total defense, yards allowed, scoring defense and INTs. Derrick Brooks recorded his fifth interception of the year, which is a career-high. Brian Kelly recorded his seventh and eighth picks of the season, which set a new career high. Kelly's eight picks leads the league, which marks the second-straight season a Bucs player has led the NFL in picks. Last year, Ronde Barber's 10 picks was tied for the league lead. Tampa Bay's 31 INTs was one shy of the team record. With the kickoff temp in Champaign at 38 degrees, the Bucs finally won a game under 40 degrees. Their record in games under 40 degrees is now 1-21.

QUICK HITS: Defensive end Ellis Wyms recorded a sack against Chicago, which extended the Bucs' streak to 60-straight games with a sack. The NFL record is 68, which was set by Dallas. ... Tampa Bay has now gone 41-straight games with a sack and a turnover, which is the longest streak in the NFL since the Colts (1975-77).


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