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Tampa Bay could not stop the faith of Foles and the Bears, as they were defeated 20-19

Tampa Bay- With a fourth and five and the game on the line, the Bucs could not convert on the down.



Tom Brady and the Bucs had a great start to the game against the Chicago Bears. The Bucs drew first blood, as they kicked a field goal on their first possession to go up 3-0 over Chicago. On the defensive end, Tampa Bay CB Carlton Davis came up with his third interception of the season, as he picked off Nick Foles midway in the first quarter. Six plays later, Brady found Mike Evans for the the two-yard touchdown, 10-0. After two big penalties that went in the favor of the Bucs, Ryan Succop connected on his second field of the night to give Tampa Bay a 13-0 lead.


With under two minutes left in the first quarter, the Bears avoided a first half shut out. The Bucs' defense allowed David Montgomery to run for a two-yard touchdown to cut the lead to six, 13-7. On the ensuing drive, the Bucs' fumbled the ball and the Bears recovered the fumble. Foles hit Jimmy Graham for the one-handed touchdown grab to put the Bears atop of the Bucs, 14-13.


The Bucs tacked on a field goal early in the third quarter to take back the lead, 16-14. Tampa Bay's offense was sloppy the rest of the quarter. Penalties clobbered the Bucs from getting points out of productive drives. Early in the fourth, the Bears tacked on a field goal to go up one with under ten minutes left in regulation, 17-16. Tampa Bay connected on a 25-yard field goal late in the fourth to go back atop of Chicago, 19-17.


The Bucs' defense was gased with under two minute left in regulation. Foles took advantage and put his team in position to get a game winning field goal. The Bears got into field goal range and kicked a game winning field goal to beat Tampa Bay, 20-19.



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