Live blog: Bears at Buccaneers

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We’re live blogging the Chicago Bears at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Kevin Powell November 13, 201611:55 AM

Bears. Bucs.

Kevin Powell November 13, 201611:55 AM

Kevin Powell checking in

Kevin Powell November 13, 201611:56 AM

More hope at Halas Hall this week with the Bears getting healthier. 7 players listed as Questionable…lowest total since Week 2.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 201611:58 AM

Great to see FOX putting their #1 broadcast team on the call.

Kevin Powell November 13, 201611:58 AM

Kevin Powell November 13, 201611:59 AM

Never heard of Dan Hellie

Kevin Powell November 13, 201612:01 PM

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peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 201612:02 PM

I think the Bears got this. 30-20. Am I dumb?

Kevin Powell November 13, 201612:03 PM

No, I think Bears can win too.

Kevin Powell November 13, 201612:04 PM

Bucs defense has been horrible.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 201612:04 PM

Bears get the ball first. Let’s get a good drive going.

Kevin Powell November 13, 201612:05 PM

Bears haven’t seemed this hopeful about the season since Week 1. Healthier. Confident after their win over Minnesota. Well rested.

Kevin Powell November 13, 201612:06 PM

Huge to have nose tackle Eddie Goldman back on the field. Especially with the return of Bucs RB Doug Martin.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 201612:06 PM

Who will stop Mike Evans?

Kevin Powell November 13, 201612:06 PM

Should see a heavy dose of Jordan Howard

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 201612:08 PM

Wait, Chris Conte is on the Bucs? Advantage Bears.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 201612:09 PM

Conte still gives me nightmares.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 201612:10 PM

Bears can’t convert on 3rd down and will punt.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 201612:11 PM

Kevin Powell November 13, 201612:12 PM

Decent opening drive. But they abandoned the run, and Cutler produced two inaccurate throws.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 201612:13 PM

Nice coverage by Bears. Encouraging.

Kevin Powell November 13, 201612:14 PM

Great opening series for the defense

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 201612:14 PM

Great stop by the Bears. 

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 201612:15 PM

Good to see Eddie Royal back there. Bears start 2nd drive from their own 39. 

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 201612:16 PM

This is my friend Ginger. Proud.

Kevin Powell November 13, 201612:16 PM

Ginger knows whats up

Kevin Powell November 13, 201612:17 PM

I don’t want to brag or anything, but I’m eating Superdawg right now.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 201612:18 PM

Jordan Howard big gain! Nice run!

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 201612:18 PM

Sunday Superdawg! Nice!

Kevin Powell November 13, 201612:19 PM

Always hits the spot

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 201612:19 PM

3rd completion to Jeffery. Got some of those yards back after the sack.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 201612:20 PM

Ugh! Jay! Interception. Tampa ball.

Kevin Powell November 13, 201612:21 PM

Bad throw. But maybe some miscommunication there? Looked like Jeffery was headed up field.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 201612:21 PM

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 201612:21 PM

I voted A-Train.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 201612:22 PM

Because I’m a guy that votes on every poll.

Kevin Powell November 13, 201612:23 PM

Definitely A-Train

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 201612:27 PM

Nice job by Leonard Floyd to bat that ball. 

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 201612:27 PM

Another good stop by the Bears D.

Kevin Powell November 13, 201612:27 PM

Leonard Floyd makin plays

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 201612:29 PM

Chris Conte with a pick 6! Chris Conte!!! Nooooo.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 201612:29 PM

2nd interception for Cutler in the first quarter. 

Kevin Powell November 13, 201612:29 PM

Nightmares

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 201612:30 PM

PAT makes it 7-0 Bucs.

Kevin Powell November 13, 201612:31 PM

Kevin Powell November 13, 201612:31 PM

I agree, Josh.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 201612:31 PM

Indeed.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 201612:33 PM

Alright, Jay. Redeem yourself here. 

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 201612:33 PM

Just keep on giving it to Howard, right?

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 201612:34 PM

That was the Conte I remember. Missing tackles. 

Kevin Powell November 13, 201612:34 PM

Yes, more Howard please.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 201612:34 PM

Howard: 6 Rushes and 50 yards.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 201612:35 PM

Big 3rd down here. 3rd and 8.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 201612:36 PM

Cutler misses Royal. 4th down. 

Kevin Powell November 13, 201612:37 PM

Barth!

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 201612:37 PM

Connor Barth with the 50 yard FG!

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 201612:37 PM

Nice to come away with some points there. 7-3 Bucs.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 201612:38 PM

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 201612:38 PM

I should say that was a 54 yard FG by Barth. Don’t want to short change the effort.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 201612:41 PM

Like to see the pressure the Bears are bringing thus far.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 201612:43 PM

Bears interception!

Kevin Powell November 13, 201612:43 PM

Defense has been great today

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 201612:44 PM

Harold Jones-Quartey with the pick and return. Reviewing if down by contact.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 201612:45 PM

Ruling is down by contact. Bears ball on 24. 

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 201612:46 PM

Would like to see them convert this turnover into a TD. Need more than FGs.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 201612:47 PM

Another big 3rd down coming as 1st quarter ends. 7-3 Bucs. 

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 201612:50 PM

Howard with another strong run to get the 1st down.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 201612:51 PM

1st and goal.

Kevin Powell November 13, 201612:51 PM

Give it to Howard the next three plays

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 201612:51 PM

Absolutely. 

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 201612:52 PM

Or pass it to the corner to an open Jeffery. Bad pass by Cutler.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 201612:53 PM

Kyle Long down on the field. 

Kevin Powell November 13, 201612:53 PM

That looked painful

Kevin Powell November 13, 201612:54 PM

Also, the play calling has been absolutely horrible today.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 201612:55 PM

Bringing out the cart for Kyle. That can’t be good.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 201612:57 PM

Horrendous series for the Bears. Looks like a Cutler fumble.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 201612:58 PM

C’mon Jay, didn’t you see Kyle Long banging the cart!!!

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 201612:58 PM

Tampa ball after Cutler’s third turnover.

Kevin Powell November 13, 201612:58 PM

Horrendous sequence there from the Bears. Just garbage from Cutler.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 201612:59 PM

Bears D is still playing some inspired football.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 201612:59 PM

Cutler just looking at Instagram.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20161:01 PM

Great pressure again from the Bears, but Winston finding an open receiver to convert.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20161:01 PM

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20161:03 PM

Holding on Tampa negates a nice run by Winston. 

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20161:04 PM

1st play for Tampa in Bears territory.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20161:05 PM

Great pass by Winston to convert a 3rd and 5. Threading the needle on that one.

Kevin Powell November 13, 20161:06 PM

Bears defense could only hold for so long

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20161:08 PM

Great pressure from the Bears!

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20161:08 PM

Leonard Floyd finally finishes Winston off. 

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20161:09 PM

Good punt from the Bucs. Bears to start their next possession from their own 5 yard line.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20161:09 PM

Very impressed with the Bears defense so far today.

Kevin Powell November 13, 20161:09 PM

Same. Really great stuff from them. Stuffing the run and putting pressure on Winston.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20161:10 PM

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20161:11 PM

Jay Cutler: 5/11 for 50 yards and 3 turnovers. Not good.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20161:11 PM

Howard continues to look strong. Gives the Bears a little room.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20161:12 PM

Howard with 78 yards already. Keep on feeding it to him.

Kevin Powell November 13, 20161:12 PM

Howard with a great run. And yeeppp..they follow that  up with a passing play.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20161:13 PM

Another impressive run from Howard. But did he fumble at the end of the carry?

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20161:13 PM

Yes, he did. That’s 4 turnovers from the Bears in the first half.

Kevin Powell November 13, 20161:13 PM

Fumble

Kevin Powell November 13, 20161:14 PM

This is one ugly game

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20161:16 PM

Winston with a TD pass. 13-3 Tampa. PAT coming up.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20161:16 PM

Ugly, indeed.

Kevin Powell November 13, 20161:16 PM

TD TB

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20161:17 PM

Tampa up 14-3 with 3:33 left in the half.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20161:17 PM

Bears need to answer here with some points. Defense is doing all they can.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20161:18 PM

The cat seems over Cutler.

Kevin Powell November 13, 20161:19 PM

I wish I had more Superdawg 😦

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20161:19 PM

Will need a long drive as the Bears will start at their own 10. 

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20161:24 PM

2 minute warning. 3rd and 5 coming up for the Bears.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20161:27 PM

Oh, boy. False start on Jeffery. Now 3rd and 10. 

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20161:28 PM

Tampa takes over after the Bears punt. D needs to show up. Don’t want to allow any more points heading into halftime.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20161:31 PM

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20161:33 PM

Bears D holds to force FG attempt.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20161:34 PM

Tampa FG makes the score 17-3 Bucs with :31 left in the half.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20161:35 PM

I know there is an entire half of football left to play, but why was I duped into thinking the Bears would come out strong? Liberal media, probably?

Kevin Powell November 13, 20161:36 PM

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20161:36 PM

That is one ugly first half.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20161:37 PM

Is Jason Heyward around for a halftime speech?

Kevin Powell November 13, 20161:37 PM

haha

Kevin Powell November 13, 20161:38 PM

My guess is they look just as bad in the second half

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20161:40 PM

Hail Mary success!!

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20161:40 PM

Wow. Cam Meredith with a TD as the half ends.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20161:40 PM

That’s the Conte I remember!

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20161:41 PM

Barth converts and the Bears go into the locker room down 17-10.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20161:41 PM

Tampa will get the ball to start the 2nd half.

Kevin Powell November 13, 20161:41 PM

Haha wow! Cam Meredith… Fear the Bird!

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20161:46 PM

On halftime show, a teary Howie Long says of his son Kyle: “I think he’s going to be out for a while.” 

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20161:56 PM

2nd half underway!

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20161:57 PM

Will Sutton down on the field. Feeling around his ankle.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20161:57 PM

He’s walking off the field gingerly. 

Kevin Powell November 13, 20161:58 PM

The injuries are never ending

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20161:59 PM

Oh my God. Winston chased all over the field and then throws one up that Mike Evans catches at midfield. That hurts.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20162:00 PM

Bears seemingly had him three times.

Kevin Powell November 13, 20162:00 PM

Gotta come up with a sack there

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20162:00 PM

Tampa ball on Bears 43.

Kevin Powell November 13, 20162:00 PM

Inexcusable

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20162:01 PM

And now a Winston TD pass to Martino.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20162:01 PM

43 yard pass. Wide open receiver. 

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20162:01 PM

Tampa up 24-10.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20162:02 PM

I’m still stinging over that pass to Evans. How did that happen? Thought that was going to be a safety. 

Kevin Powell November 13, 20162:02 PM

This shouldn’t be a surprise. Bears get out-coached/played in nearly every second half. Garbage all around.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20162:04 PM

Let’s see if the Bears can answer here. Will start at their own 25.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20162:06 PM

For those who want to know:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freddie_Martino

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20162:07 PM

He was released on October 3, 2016. He was re-signed to the practice squad on October 17, 2016. He was promoted back to the active roster on October 22, 2016.”

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20162:08 PM

Cutler sacked.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20162:09 PM

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20162:10 PM

Games like this are made for Hamp, OB and Koz.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20162:11 PM

Wow. Winston already has 40 TD passes in his career. Probably will add to that here.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20162:16 PM

Winston converts on 3rd and 6. Bucs driving.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20162:16 PM

McPhee with an unnecessary penalty. 1st and Goal.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20162:16 PM

McPhee with the sack! Way to come back!

Kevin Powell November 13, 20162:17 PM

Defense has played well

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20162:17 PM

Bears D looking stout here. 3rd and goal at the 23.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20162:18 PM

Little dump pass to Martin. FG attempt coming.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20162:19 PM

FG attempt is good. 27-10 Bucs with 5:19 left in the 3rd quarter.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20162:19 PM

How about a little comic relief? 

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20162:19 PM

Lol. College.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20162:23 PM

Kevin Powell November 13, 20162:23 PM

Classic college

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20162:25 PM

3rd and 20 coming up here for the Bears.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20162:26 PM

Little dump pass to Langford. Punt coming from Bears. Going to ask the D to come through again.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20162:27 PM

Tampa will take over at their own 40. How about the Bears force a turnover here?

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20162:31 PM

More pressure from the Bears D! That has been a bright spot.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20162:33 PM

Eddie Royal takes the punt and barely avoids the safety.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20162:33 PM

Bears start at their own 2.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20162:34 PM

Cutler underthrows Jeffery. 3rd and 9. 

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20162:35 PM

Cutler under pressure. Did he avoid the safety?

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20162:35 PM

Ruling on the field: Safety.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20162:36 PM

29-10 Bucs. U.G.L.Y.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20162:36 PM

“Perplexed look of disgust from Jay Cutler” – No, I think that is how he always looks.

Kevin Powell November 13, 20162:38 PM

What a mess of a game

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20162:39 PM

End of 3rd Q. Tampa up 29-10 heading into the fourth. Do the Bears have a comeback in them?

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20162:41 PM

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20162:46 PM

Bears are coming off a bye, right?

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20162:46 PM

Leonard Floyd and Willie Young get to Winston! 

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20162:46 PM

Floyd seems to be having a nice game.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20162:47 PM

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20162:48 PM

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20162:53 PM

Tampa’s current drive is 10 plays and over 6 minutes. 

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20162:53 PM

Not good.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20162:53 PM

What does it say about me that I would prefer a bad team over a mediocre team?

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20162:54 PM

Can’t wait to hear what Hamp, OB and Koz have to say. Should be some gold there.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20162:55 PM

It’s been some time since I’ve said, “I can’t wait to watch this Bears game.”

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20162:56 PM

Winston to Evans on 3rd down. Ball inside the 10. Bucs on the verge of another score.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20162:57 PM

Remember when I said Bears would win 30-20? Hahah.

Kevin Powell November 13, 20162:58 PM

This game is horrible

Kevin Powell November 13, 20162:58 PM

Cutler was awful. But the coaching and play calling was absolutely terrible. Fire Fox?

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20162:59 PM

Yeah, you can’t put this on lack of talent. Bad coaching.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20163:02 PM

Martin with a TD while the Bucs ate up the clock.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20163:02 PM

Bears could not get off the field.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20163:02 PM

36-10 Bucs with 5:55 left in the game.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20163:03 PM

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20163:04 PM

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20163:05 PM

This is embarrassing. 

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20163:07 PM

Bears looking like they will be 2-7 after this. Head to NJ to play the Giants next. 

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20163:08 PM

Howard coming off the field limping.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20163:08 PM

As if it can’t get any worse.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20163:09 PM

That series was not inspiring.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20163:11 PM

Mike Glennon taking over at QB for the Bucs. 

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20163:11 PM

Eddie Goldman now on one knee. Jeez.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20163:11 PM

Just run out the clock, Tampa Bay. End our misery. 

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20163:14 PM

What can John Fox say in his post-game presser?

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20163:18 PM

Has Kristin Cavallari tweeted anything today?

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20163:19 PM

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20163:20 PM

Kevin Powell November 13, 20163:22 PM

This is pathetic

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20163:22 PM

So the Bears only TD was on a Hail Mary. Good grief.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20163:24 PM

Timeout Bears. Ugh.

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20163:26 PM

Bears really sucking until the clock hits zero, I see. 

peterzimmermanwgnam November 13, 20163:26 PM

Now it’s time for the fun part. Hamp, OB and Koz! 

Kevin Powell November 13, 20164:16 PM

Take a listen to the postgame show….it’s therapeutic.

Kevin Powell November 13, 20164:16 PM

And that was one of the worst coached games I’ve seen in a while.

Kevin Powell November 13, 20164:18 PM

John Fox will probably get another year. But Dowell Loggains should be fired after the season, if not tomorrow.