Sunday, November 13, 2016
Raymond James Stadium
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The Chicago Bears travel to Raymond James Stadium to play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, November 13, 2016. The opening line for this game has Tampa Bay as 2 point favorites and the over/under was set at 45. The Bears are 2-6-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-5-0. The Buccaneers have an over/under record of 5-3-0 and they are 3-5-0 against the spread.
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Jay Cutler finished with 252 yards through the air for Chicago last week. He completed 20 passes out of 31 attempts for a 65% completion percentage. The Bears were led in rushing by Jordan Howard, who finished with 153 yards on 26 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Zach Miller was the team leader in receiving with a total of 88 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. As a team in that game Chicago got a total of 19 first downs. Of those first downs, 7 came on the ground while 12 came through the air. They ran 61 total plays for 403 yards for the game. The Bears ran for 158 yards on 29 attempts.
Jameis Winston finished with 261 yards passing for Tampa Bay last week. He went 23 for 37, resulting in a 62% completion percentage. The Buccaneers were led on the ground by Peyton Barber, who finished with 31 yards on 11 carries. He ended the game with an average of 3 yards per rush. Mike Evans led the team in receiving with 150 yards and 11 catches. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. Tampa Bay had 23 first downs total. 3 came from running the ball and 18 came from a pass. They ran 70 total plays for 396 yards for the contest. The Buccaneers ran for 73 yards on 19 carries as a team.
Chicago scores 16 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 31st in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 24 passes on 37 attempts for a 65% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 259 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 12th in the league. The Bears run for an average of 97 yards per game on 22 attempts for an average of 4.4 yards per carry. That ranks them 25th in the league. They also run 60 plays per contest and average 5.9 yards per play for an average of 355 yards per game, ranking their offense 15th overall this season. The Bears average 19 first downs per game which ranks them 21st in the NFL. They accumulate 60.6 penalty yards per game via 7.1 penalties, which ranks 16th in the league.
Chicago allows 238 passing yards per game, ranking 12th, and they allow 22 points per contest on defense, which ranks 14th. They give up 24 completions on 37 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 65%. The Bears allow 101 rushing yards per game on 26 carries for an average of 3.9 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 14th in the NFL. Chicago allows 339 total yards per game including 5.2 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 12th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 6.1 penalties for 51 yards per game, ranking them 7th among NFL teams.
Tampa Bay averages 23 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 18th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 24 passes per game on 40 attempts for a 60% completion percentage. They throw for 249 yards through the air per game, ranking them 17th. The Buccaneers run for an average of 108 yards per game on 28 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 16th on the ground. They also run 70 plays per game and average 5.1 yards per play for a total of 357 yards per game, ranking them 14th in the league on offense. The Buccaneers get an average of 22 first downs per game, which ranks 14th. They average 62.9 penalty yards per game via 7.2 penalties, ranking them 14th in the NFL.
Tampa Bay allows an average of 281 passing yards per game, which ranks 27th in the league. Their defense overall allows 29 points per contest, which has them ranked 28th. They give up 22 completions on 36 attempts for a completion percentage of 61% per game. The Buccaneers allow 118 rushing yards per contest on 29 carries for a 4.1 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 25th in the NFL. Tampa Bay allows 399 total yards per game for an average of 6 yards per play, which ranks 28th in the league. They force 8.4 penalties for 73.2 yards in each contest, ranking 29th.
Chicago Betting Trends
Chicago is 3-5-0 against the over/under this season
Chicago has an ATS record of 2-6-0 this season
Tampa Bay Betting Trends
Tampa Bay is 5-3-0 against the over/under this season
Tampa Bay has an ATS record of 3-5-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/06/16 DB Bryce Callahan Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Tampa Bay
11/06/16 OL Kyle Long Tricep "?" Sunday vs. Tampa Bay
11/06/16 DL Eddie Goldman Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Tampa Bay
11/06/16 WR Eddie Royal Toe "?" Sunday vs. Tampa Bay
10/23/16 QB Brian Hoyer Arm out indefinitely
10/19/16 DB Deiondre' Hall Ankle expected to miss 2-3 weeks
10/18/16 OL Josh Sitton Ankle expected to miss 2-3 weeks
10/05/16 WR Kevin White Ankle IR
09/28/16 DB Kyle Fuller Knee IR
09/21/16 LB Lamarr Houston Knee IR
09/02/16 DB Brandon Boykin Pectoral IR
09/02/16 OL Hroniss Grasu Knee IR
09/01/16 QB Connor Shaw Ankle IR
08/31/16 LB Roy Robertson-Harris Illness PUP
11/08/16 RB Jacquizz Rodgers Ankle doubtful Sunday vs. Chicago
11/07/16 QB Jameis Winston Knee is upgraded to probable Sunday vs. Chicago
11/07/16 WR Louis Murphy Knee IR
11/07/16 RB Antone Smith Knee IR
11/06/16 WR Mike Evans Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
11/06/16 WR Russell Shepard Hip "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
11/06/16 C Joe Hawley Knee "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
11/06/16 DT Clinton McDonald Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
10/23/16 RB Doug Martin Hamstring out indefinitely
10/19/16 WR Vincent Jackson Knee IR
10/11/16 RB Charles Sims Knee IR
10/06/16 DE Noah Spence Shoulder out indefinitely
09/23/16 LB Devante Bond Hamstring IR
09/15/16 DE Jacquies Smith Knee IR
08/31/16 G J.R. Sweezy Back PUP
08/11/16 DE George Johnson Hip out for season
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