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Buccaneers vs. Bears: How to watch, notes, and staff picks

Score predictions and game info from the 2021 NFL Week 7 capsule.

NFL: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Cincinnati Bengals Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Broadcast Info

TV: CBS (4:25 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson (field reporter) SIRIUS: 206 (Chi.), 82 (TB) | XM: 386 (Chi.), 228 (TB) | SXM App: 805 (Chi.), 829 (TB)

Buccaneers Notes

• QB TOM BRADY completed 34 of 42 atts. (81 pct.) for 297 yards & 2 TDs vs. INT for 102.1 rating last week, his highest career comp. pct. in game with 40+ atts. Has 146 games with 100+ rating, most all-time. Has 1,066 pass yards (355.3 per game) & 14 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 123.7 rating in 3 home starts in 2021. Aims for his 4th in row at home with 4+ TD passes. Has 1,848 pass yards (308 per game) & 15 TDs vs. 4 INTs for 105.3 rating in 6 career starts vs. Chi.

• RB LEONARD FOURNETTE had 6 catches, 127 scrimmage yards (81 rush., 46 rec.) & 2 rush TDs in Week 6, his 6th-career game with 2+ rush TDs. Aims for his 3rd in row with rush TD & 4th in row with 100+ scrimmage yards.

• WR MIKE EVANS aims for his 3rd in row at home with 5+ catches, 75+ rec. yards & 2+ rec. TDs. Had TD catch in last meeting. Aims for his 4th in row vs. Chi. with 5+ catches. WR ANTONIO BROWN led team with 9 catches & 93 rec. yards last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with TD catch. Has 19 catches for 306 rec. yards (153 per game) & 3 rec. TDs in 2 career games vs. Chi. WR CHRIS GODWIN has rec. TD in 3 of his past 4 at home.

• LB DEVIN WHITE aims for his 9th in row at home with 6+ tackles. LB JASON PIERRE-PAUL has 4.5 sacks & 2 FF in his past 3 vs. Chi. & aims for his 4th in row vs. Chi. with sack. LB SHAQUIL BARRETT has 3 sacks in his past 3. Has 5.5 sacks & 2 FFs in his past 5 at home. DT VITA VEA had sack last week & had sack in last meeting.

Bears Notes

• QB JUSTIN FIELDS (rookie) had 217 yards (174 pass, career-high 43 rush) & TD vs. INT in Week 6. Aims for his 3rd start in row with TD pass.

• RB KHALIL HERBERT (rookie) set career highs in rush yards (97) & scrimmage yards (112) & had 1st-career rush TD last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with 75+ rush yards.

• WR ALLEN ROBINSON had 4 catches for team-high 53 rec. yards last week. Had 10 catches for 90 yards in last meeting. Had 7 catches for 72 yards & 2 rec. TDs in his only career game at TB (10/11/15 w/ Jax.). Since 2019, is 1 of 6 WRs with 220+ catches (221) & 2,600+ rec. yards (2,631). WR DARNELL MOONEY led team with 5 receptions & had 1st rec. TD of season last week. Has 5+ catches in 4 of his 6 games this season. TE COLE KMET had 4 catches for season-high 49 yards last week. TE JIMMY GRAHAM had rec. TD in last meeting.

• LB KHALIL MACK had sack in Week 6. Has longest active sack streak (5 consecutive games) in NFL. Has 5 sacks, 6 TFL & 2 FFs in 3 career games vs. TB. Aims for his 4th in row vs. TB with sack & 2+ TFL. LB ROQUAN SMITH led team with 12 tackles last week. Had 7 tackles & 2 PD in last meeting. Is 1 of 2 (DENZEL PERRYMAN) with 6 games of 9+ tackles in 2021. LB ROBERT QUINN had sack & 2 TFL last week. Has 5.5 sacks in 2021 & had 5+ sacks in 9 of 11 career seasons. Ranks 2nd among active players with 28 career FFs. DT AKIEM HICKS had sack last week. DB EDDIE JACKSON had season-high 8 tackles last week.

Series History

LEADER: Bears lead all-time series, 40-20

STREAKS: Bears have won past 2

LAST GAME: 10/8/20: Buccaneers 19 at Bears 20

LAST GAME AT SITE: 9/17/17: Buccaneers 29, Bears 7

Week 7 Staff Picks

Latest line: Bucs by 12, Over/Under 47 according to DraftKings sportsbooks.

Gil (6-0): Bucs, 27-20

James (5-1): Bucs, 30-17

David (5-1): Bucs, 31-21

Bailey (6-0): Bucs, 31-21

Mike (6-0): Bucs, 35-20

Len (6-0): Bucs, 34-16

Trey (6-0): Bucs, 31-13

Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.