Boy, that was ugly.
I don’t know how it could’ve ended worse for the Buccaneers. Not only did they blow a fourth quarter lead to the Bears, but they likely lost a key piece to the defense in Vita Vea for a good amount of time and they also lost on a Cairo Santos game-winner. The irony there is that the Bucs cut him before the 2019 season began in favor of Matt Gay, who is no longer on the roster.
Regardless, you have to give credit to the Bears. They made plays when they needed and Nick Foles did his thing. He stood tall in the pocket and made the right reads while not being afraid to take the big hit.
The Bucs’ defense only gave up 20 points, but there was much to be desired as the Bears had open guys throughout most of the night, it was just a matter of eventually connecting —which they did.
Join me and Gene Thomas and Kenny Barrett of the BucWhatYaHeard broadcast as we give our instant reactions on the good and bad from Thursday night’s loss to the Bears.