The offense was effective on the opening possession, got into the end zone on the second thanks to a very short (six-yard) field after a takeaway, and even had a 63-yard drive
The Bears’ offense has struggled against some of the poorer defenses in the NFL. Tampa Bay’s 28th-ranked scoring defense held the Bears to 21 points. So did the 15th-ranked Minnesota Vikings.
Jordan Mills, out since the Green Bay game with a rib strain, is expected to be back at right tackle for the Detroit Lions game on Thursday.
The Bears will turn to their ninth different kickoff returner since the start of the preseason, officially designating newcomer Marc Mariani to the task of getting the Bears better starting field
For their first practice prepping for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Bears went on Wednesday without nine players for a variety of issues, including receivers Alshon Jeffery (ha