These two teams have quite a bit of history with each other. When the Buccaneers joined the league in 1977, they were both apart of the NFC central until 2001, when Tampa Bay moved to the NFC South. These two teams have squared off 78 total times, with Sunday being the 79th matchup. Since Tampa Bay joined the league in 1997, these two teams have played every season, but seven.
This will now be the fifth year in a row that these two teams will play each other. That is extremely uncommon for teams who aren’t in the same division, but when both teams usually finish last in their respective division, this is what tends to happen.
The all-time series record is probably what you’d expect. Overall, the Buccaneers haven’t fared to well against the Bears, but the last two matchups have gone in the Buccaneers favor. Make no mistake about it, this will be the best Bears team Tampa has faced in quite some time.
All-time record: Chicago has won 38 games, while Tampa Bay has won 20.
Last five matchups: Chicago has won three of the last five games played between the two teams.
Most recent game: Tampa Bay beat chicago in week two last season, 29-7.
All time scoring matchup: Chicago has scored 1,231 points, while Tampa Bay has scored 952.
You can find the results and statistics of every game by clicking here.