The Buccaneers wrapped up their 2015 home schedule with their third consecutive defeat as another combination of turnovers and missed chances cost them any chance of success against the Bears. Having taken an early lead after Jeremiah George blocked a punt to set up Doug Martin’s four-yard TD run, it was all Chicago ball control from then on as the Tampa defense was simply unable to get a stop. Jameis Winston’s 50-yard improvised score to Charles Sims provided an early third quarter hope but the only other Tampa score came in the final seconds on a Hail Mary score to Austin Seferian-Jenkins. The loss condemned the Bucs to another home losing season as they fell to 3-5 in games played at Raymond James Stadium.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21 Chicago Bears 26Sunday 27 December 2015 at Raymond James Stadium
SCORINGTB6:27-1QMartin 4 run (Barth kick)CHI11:35-2QCarey 1 run (Gould kick)CHI3:00-2QGould FG26CHI0:00-2QGould FG27TB11:24-3QSims 50 pass from Winston (Barth kick)CHI14:55-4QCarey 1 pass from Cutler (Gould kick)CHI9:04-4QGould FG50CHI1:07-4QGould FG39TB0:01-4QSeferian-Jenkins 43 pass from Winston (Barth kick)
GAME HIGHLIGHTS Click on the boxes below to view the clipsJeremiah George blocked a first quarter punt to set up the opening Buccaneer scoreJameis Winston scrambles in the pocket and then hits Charles Sims down the left sideline for a scoreA Hail Mary pass to Austin Seferian-Jenkins gave Buc fans something to celebrate in the final seconds