Bucs-Bears Preview

December 28 – The 11-4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers will conclude its 2002 regular season against the 4-11 Chicago Bears in Champaign, Illinois Sunday night. PewterReport.com has the Bucs-Bears preview.

MATCHUP: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (11-4) at Chicago Bears (4-11)

WHERE: Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois

WHEN: Sunday, December 29 at 8:30 p.m. ET.

TELEVISION: ESPN

RADIO: WQYK, Flagship station (99.5 FM, 1010 AM)

TV ANNOUNCERS: Mike Patrick, Paul Maguire and Joe Theismann

RADIO ANNOUNCERS: Gene Deckerhoff and Scot Brantley

LAST WEEK: The Chicago Bears were downed by the Carolina Panthers on the road last Sunday, 24-14. Bears wide receiver Dez White had 84 yards receiving in that contest.

Tampa Bay hosted Pittsburgh last Monday night and they were embarrassed by the Steelers, 17-7. The Bucs fell behind the Steelers by 17 points in the first quarter and the hole proved to be too big for the team to dig out of.

THE LAST TIME THESE TWO TEAMS MET: Tampa Bay and Chicago met last December in Soldier Field and the Bucs were downed by the Bears in that contest, 27-3. The Bucs had four turnovers in that game.

BUCS-BEARS SERIES: Tampa Bay is 4-19 against Chicago on the road, but this will be the first time the Bucs play the Bears in Memorial Stadium. The Bears swept the Bucs in two contests last season.

BUCS ON SUNDAY NIGHT: Tampa Bay is 12-15 all-time in prime time, including 4-9 on Sunday Night Football.


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