Rice, who was playing in front of friends and family in his hometown of Chicago, had a big game against Bears left tackle Blake Brockermeyer and came away with several pressures and two sacks, which pushed his season total to eight.
Rice's eight sacks make him the team leader. Of his eight quarterback takedowns this season, three of them have come against the Bears. His first sack on third-and-4 at the Buccaneers 5 prompted the Bears to settle for a field goal.
The Bears did run rookie running back Anthony Thomas at Rice and the right side of the Bucs defensive line with great regularity, but Rice actually held up pretty well against the run, as he has all season long to de-bunk the myth that he was weak against the run.
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