4:15 PM ET, November 18, 2001
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Call them lucky if you dare. Just don't forget to say the Chicago Bears also are in first place.
Bears receiver Marty Booker had seven catches for 165 yards and three TDs (and told Tampa fans all about it).
The Bears realized they couldn't run the ball effectively against the Bucs and saw they could take advantage of some things deep -- and they did just that.
Chicago took what the defense gave them, which was the deep pass. Quarterback Jim Miller and wide receiver Marty Booker did a tremendous job. They adjusted to what the Bucs' D gave them, took advantage of it and made some big plays.
ESPN.com's Vinny Cerrato was director of player personnel for the Redskins and 49ers.
Chicago won in Tampa for the first time since 1995. The Bears have won two straight in the series after dropping six in a row ... Bucs punt returner Karl Williams left the game with a right hip injury in the second quarter and did not return ... The Bears limited the Bucs to 19 yards rushing on 15 attempts.