TAMPA BAY (2-8) at CHICAGO (4-6)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox
OPENING LINE — Chicago by 5½
RECORD VS. SPREAD — Tampa Bay 4-6, Chicago 4-6
SERIES RECORD — Bears lead 36-18
LAST MEETING — Bears beat Buccaneers, 24-18, Oct. 26, 2011
LAST WEEK — Buccaneers beat Redskins 27-7; Bears beat Vikings 21-13
AP PRO32 RANKING — Buccaneers No. 27, Bears No. 23
BUCCANEERS OFFENSE — OVERALL (28), RUSH (28), PASS (19).
BUCCANEERS DEFENSE — OVERALL (27), RUSH (22), PASS (30).
BEARS OFFENSE — OVERALL (13), RUSH (19), PASS (10).
BEARS DEFENSE — OVERALL (19), RUSH (15), PASS (25).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Game marks return to Soldier Field for Lovie Smith, who in nine years led Bears to one Super Bowl. Smith was fired after 10-win season in 2012. ... Buccaneers are last in NFC South but just two games off division lead. ... QB Josh McCown posted first win as Bucs starter last week. He appeared in eight games with five starts for Chicago last season and had 109 rating, 13 touchdowns, one interception. ... WR Mike Evans with seven catches for 209 yards and two TDs last week became first NFL rookie since Anquan Boldin in 2003 to go for at least two touchdowns and 200 yards in game. Evans has chance this week to join Josh Gordon as only players in NFL history with 200 yards receiving in back-to-back games. He's also trying to match Mark Carrier's club record with fourth straight 100-yard game. ... LB Danny Lansanah, with two interception returns for TDs, stands one shy of club single-season record shared by Derrick Brooks (2002) and Wayne Haddix (1990). ... Bears had dropped five of six before beating Minnesota last week. Win came after they joined 1923 Rochester Jeffersons as only team to give up 50 or more points in consecutive games. ... QB Jay Cutler completed 31 of 43 passes for 330 yards and three touchdowns against Minnesota. ... WR Alshon Jeffery had 11 catches for 135 yards last week. ... RB Matt Forte third in NFL with 1,308 yards from scrimmage, and fifth in rushing (733). With 67 catches he's seven shy of club record for running backs he set last year.
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