Bucs-Bears Preview

December 14 – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will travel to Chicago to take on the 9-3 Bears this Sunday. The Bucs have lost two games in a row to the Bears. Will three times be the charm for the Pewter Pirates? Buccaneer Magazine has the Bucs-Bears preview.

MATCHUP: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-5) at Chicago Bears (9-3).

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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