Chicago vs Tampa Bay Wrap - Chicago Wins 24-18
|Chicago vs Tampa Bay Wrap - Chicago Wins 24-18|
Matt Forte tore up the turf for 145 rushing yards on Sunday to lead the Bears to a 24-18 win over the Buccaneers at Wembley Stadium.
Bettors who backed the Bears were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 1.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 44.5.
Jay Cutler completed 17 of 32 pass attempts for 226 yards and 1 TD for the Bears in the win. He was picked off 2 times by the Buccaneers defense.
Kregg Lumpkin rushed for 15 yards for Tampa Bay, while Earnest Graham added 13 yards. Josh Freeman threw for 264 yards for the Buccaneers, while receivers Mike Williams and Dezmon Briscoe had 75 and 73 yards respectively.
Chicago outgained Tampa Bay 395-280 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 19-16 by the Bears.
The time of possession battle favored Chicago as their offense was on the field for 33:12, longer than the 26:48 of their opponents.
Chicago looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Eagles. The Buccaneers will aim to get back on the winning track at New Orleans.