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Live Blog: Chicago Bears vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

If the Chicago Bears want to have any shot at contending in 2017, they will have to beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers today.

Active or Inactive?

The good news is running back Jordan Howard will play. The bad news is Kyle Long, Prince Amukamara, and Markus Wheaton will not. The Bears will need everyone to contribute to win today.

Let’s be positive people.

Bear Down.

1st Quarter

My god.

That was awful. No way the second quarter can go any worse right?

Mike Glennon actually looked good on the Bears first offensive series….until he threw an interception into three linebackers. To make matters worse, rookie Tarik Cohen muffed a punt on special teams. It’s not looking good, as the Bears are down 10-0 already.

Second Quarter

Another quarter, another Glennon turnover. This time Glennon fumbled giving the Buccaneers great field position. The defense had a chance to get off the field but for the second time, today linebacker Danny Trevathan was called for holding, giving the Bucs a first down. On third and goal, the Bears were called for their FOURTH holding penalty of the game. The Bucs scored on the next play.

Tom Compton, who was filling in for the injured Kyle Long, went down with an injury, The Bears had to bring in Horoniss Grasu to play center and move Cody Whitehair to left guard.

In other news, on the Bears, next drive Mike Glennon threw another interception. This time it was a pick-six. I’m not sure if this is the best time to bring in Trubisky, but this is exactly what happens when the best quarterback doesn’t win the starting job out of the preseason.

Conservative John Fox was out to play again at the end of the second quarter, as he decided to punt the football at midfield on fourth and two. Literally, 30 seconds later the Bucs were at the same part of the field where the Bears had punted from.

I guess you can say the second quarter got worse.

3rd Quarter

Mike Glennon started the 3rd quarter and I actually liked the move. There is no reason to throw the number two overall pick into this mess. The Bears wanted to let Glennon sit in the mess he created and he did just that going three and out on the team’s first offensive possession of the first half.

Leonard Floyd was a ghost in the first half. In the third quarter, he had a very nice sequence that included recovering a fumble that was forced by Pernell McPhee.

The Bucs are driving. Unfortunately, I’m going to watch the fourth.



Nick is a recent graduate of Northern Illinois University and passionate about everything Chicago sports (except the Cubs). He has run his own website, been featured on Bleacher Report, and tried to sell his soul on eBay (which he hasn’t gotten back). He hopes to one day see his beloved Bears win the Super Bowl and is still trying to figure out why Jay Cutler gets so much hate.

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