Bears at Buccaneers Week 7 Capsule

BEARS BUCCANEERS
SERIES LEADER 35-18  
STREAKS 2 of past 3 3 of past 5 overall
COACHES VS. OPP. Smith: 2-2 Morris: 0-0
LAST WEEK W 39-10 vs. Vikings W 26-20 vs. Saints
LAST GAME 9/21/08: Buccaneers 27 at Bears
24 (OT). Tampa Bay TE Jerramy Stevens catches 1-yard TD pass with 7 seconds
remaining to force OT, where K Matt Bryant hits game-winning 21-yard FG.
LAST GAME AT SITE
BROADCAST FOX (6:00 PM GMT): Kenny Albert,
Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 135 (Chi.), 106
(TB).  XM: 229 (TB).

STATS

PASSING Cutler: 120-200-1,476-8-4-87.8 Freeman: 137-219-1,459-5-6-78.2
RUSHING Forté: 99-527-5.3-1 Blount: 77-328-4.3-3
RECEIVING Forté (RB): 36-381-10.6-1 Winslow (TE): 27-257-9.5-0
OFFENSE 327.8 350.5
TAKE/GIVE +2 +3
DEFENSE 397.3 390.5
SACKS Peppers: 4 3 tied: 2
INTs Moore, Urlacher: 2 5 tied: 1
PUNTING Podlesh: 43.3 Koenen: 46.0
KICKING Gould: 54 (15/15 PAT: 13/13 FG) Barth: 47 (11/11 PAT; 12/14 FG)

NOTES

BEARS: Play at
Wembley for 1st time since American Bowl on 8/3/86. Head coach LOVIE SMITH
was LB coach for TB from 1996-2000…QB JAY CUTLER won only career start
vs. TB (10/5/08 w/ Den.). In career (incl. playoffs), when he has 100+ rating,
his teams are 24-0…RB MATT FORTÉ leads NFL with 908 scrimmage yards
& is only player in NFL with 500+ rush (527) & 350+ rec. (381) yards.
His 908 scrim. yards account for 46.2 pct. of team’s offense, highest in NFL.
In only meeting, had 155 scrimmage yards (89 rush, 66 rec.) & rec. TD…WR-KR-PR
DEVIN HESTER had 98-yard KR-TD last week & holds NFL record for most
PR-TDs (11) & combined KR-TDs (16). Since start of 2010, WR JOHNNY KNOX
is averaging 18.7 yards per catch (1,255 yards, 67 rec.), 3rd best mark in NFL
(min. 60 catches)…In 15 games vs. TB, DE JULIUS PEPPERS has 15.5 sacks,
46-yard INT-TD, 3 FFs & FR. Since entering NFL in 2002, has 93 sacks, 3rd
most in league. LB LANCE BRIGGS aims for 3rd in row vs. TB with INT or
FF. S CHRIS HARRIS had INT in last mtg. (12/6/09 w/ Car.)…BUCCANEERS:
Play 2nd International Series game in London (’09). QB JOSH FREEMAN
threw 1st NFL pass in 2009 London game vs. NE. In career, when he starts &
has 100+ rating, Bucs are 7-1…When RB LE GARRETTE BLOUNT has 18+
carries, team is 7-1. In those 8 games, Blount has rushed for 834 yards (104.3
per game) & 5 TDs. RB EARNEST GRAHAM rushed for 109 yards
last week, 1st 100-yard game since 9/28/08 (111 vs. GB)…WR MIKE WILLIAMS
has 4+ rec. in 5 of 6 games in ’11. WR PRESTON PARKER leads team with
268 rec. yards. TE KELLEN WINSLOW has catch in 82 games in row. CB
RONDE BARBER
has started 189 consecutive games, most by CB in NFL history.
Only player in NFL annals with 25+ sacks (26) & 40+ INTs (41). Has 3.5
sacks, 2 INTs, FF & 24-yard FR-TD in career vs. Chi. DE ADRIAN CLAYBORN
& LB MASON FOSTER tie for 2nd among NFC rookies with 2 sacks. CB
AQIB TALIB had 23-yard INT in 2009 London game. TB ranks 2nd in NFL
holding foes to 18.8 avg. drive start on KOs.

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