WHERE: Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois
WHEN:: Sunday, Dec. 16 at 1:00 p.m. ET. on FOX
PLAY-BY-PLAY: : Pat Summerall and John Madden
LAST WEEK: The Chicago Bears lost on the road to the Green Bay Packers last Sunday, 17-7.
Meanwhile, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers barely escaped Raymond James Stadium with a 15-12 win over the winless Detroit Lions.
LAST SEASON The Chicago Bears finished in last place of the NFC Central Division with a 5-11 record in 2000.
THE LAST TIME THESE TWO TEAMS MET: Nov. 18, 2001: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost to the Chicago Bears at Raymond James Stadium, 27-24. Bears WR Marty Booker caught a 28, 44 and 66-yard touchdown passes to lead the Bears past the Bucs. Bucs K Martin Gramatica drilled his first three field goal attempts, but missed a 48-yarder that would have tied the game as time expired.
BUCS-BEARS SERIES: The Chicago Bears lead the all-time series with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 32-15. The Pewter Pirates have won seven of the last 10 matchups, but the Bears have won two in a row.
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