The Chicago Bears will look to build a winning streak as they take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who miraculously pulled off a win in Week 11.
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The Chicago Bears recovered from a Sunday Night Football blowout loss as much as they could have hoped by beating the Minnesota Vikings, 21-13.
They improved their record to 4-6 to keep their slim playoff hopes alive. Quarterback Jay Cutler threw for 330 yards and three touchdowns with two interceptions on 31-of-43 passing.
Running back Matt Forte also regained his form as he ran for 117 yards on 26 carries, and wide receiver Alshon Jeffery caught 11 passes for 135 yards and a touchdown. Brandon Marshall added seven receptions for 90 yards and two touchdowns.
The Bears defense improved dramatically from allowing 55 points against the Green Bay Packers, but they will receive a minor test from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Buccaneers won, 27-7, against the Washington Redskins, as quarterback Josh McCown validated head coach Lovie Smith’s decision to start him.
Wide receiver Mike Evans made himself a serious Offensive Rookie of the Year candidate as he caught seven passes for 209 yards and two touchdowns.
The Buccaneers defense played excellently against the Redskins, but the Bears will provide a much bigger test, especially at home.
Prediction: Bears 34, Buccaneers 21