Tampa Bay Buccaneers 29   Chicago Bears 7 Sunday 17 September 2017        at Raymond James Stadium
SCORING TB 8:58-1Q Folk FG42 TB 0:10-1Q Evans 13 pass from Winston (Folk kick) TB 7:30-2Q Rodgers 1 run (Folk kick) TB 4:09-2Q McClain 47 interception return (kick failed) TB 0:00-2Q Folk FG50 TB 12:26-4Q Folk FG23 CHI 1:43-4Q Thompson 14 pass from Glennon (Barth kick)
A week after Hurricane Irma caused devastation across Florida, the Bears found themselves blown away by a storm of their own as the Bucs won their first home opener in five years.  Jameis was not perfect but he was turnover free. The only Tampa miscues were Charles Sims’ fumble when the Bucs were threatening to score again and Nick Folk’s missed PAT. A 50-yard fieldgoal at the end of the first half was recompense.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS:  Rodgers 19-67, Barber 10-47, WInston 1-3, SIms 2-2, Fitzpatrick 2-(-2). BEARS: Cohen 7-13, Howard 9-7. PASSING BUCS: Winston 30-18-204-0-1, Fitzpatrick 1-0-0-0-0. BEARS: Glennon 45-31-301-2-1. RECEIVING BUCS: Evans 7-93, Jackson 3-39, Brate 2-24, Humphries 2-18, Sims 2-7, Howard 1-17, Cross 1-6. BEARS: Cohen 8-55, Wright 7-69, Miller 6-42, Thompson 4-57, Bellamy 4-51, Gentry 2-27. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: McClain 1-47, Alexander 1-22. BEARS: none. KICK RETURNS BUCS:  none. BEARS: Thompson 2-43. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Reedy 1-17. BEARS: Cohen 2-10. SACKS BUCS: Spence 1-11. BEARS: Goldman 1-5, Young 1-5.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 76 Smith LDE 57 Spence LG 64 Pamphile DT 93 McCoy C 74 Marpet DT 90 Baker RG 73 Sweezy RDE 92 Gholston RT 69 Dotson MLB 58 Alexander TE 80 Howard WLB 54 David TE 84 Brate SLB 51 Beckwith WR 13 Evans LCB 28 Hargeaves WR 11 Jackson RCB 24 Grimes QB 3 Winston SS 23 Conte RB 32 Rodgers FS 37 Tandy PLAYED 2 Folk, 9 Anger, 10 Humphries,12 Godwin, 14 Fitzpatrick, 18 Reedy, 21 Evans, 25 Barber, 26 Robinson, 29 R Smith, 34 Sims, 36 McClain, 43 Ward, 45 Cross, 52 Lynch, 53 Glanton, 62 E Smith, 65 Sanborn, 77 Benenoch, 88 Stocker, 91 Ayers, 95 Russell, 96 Siliga, 98 McDonald INACTIVES 35 Elliott, 56 J Smith, 59 Bond, 66 Wester, 68 Hawley, 82 Auclair, 94 Clarke
COMMENTARY CREW Dick Stockton and Mark Schlereth
GAME HIGHLIGHTS Click on the boxes below to view the big plays Kwon Alexander had a first quarter interception to end a Chicago scoring threat Mike Evans had the first Tampa Bay touchdown of the season on a great fade route Robert McClain picked off Mike Glennon and took it to the house to extend the lead