Week 10: vs. Chicago Bears
The Bucs are coming off a mini bye and a blowout loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday Night Football. The Chicago Bears are coming off a bye after a huge Monday Night win on Halloween against the Minnesota Vikings. The Bears looked revitalized defensively and the combination of Jay Cutler, Alshon Jeffery, Zach Miller, and Jordan Howard are not as bad as they have been.
The whole town of Chicago has come alive since the Cubs won the World Series. The Bears defense has been fairly stout but they have no one who can cover Evans. The Bucs should look to exploit that matchup with Winston and Evans. The only issue with that is Evans may not play with a concussion and the Bucs have no depth at receiver. Rumors are that Doug Martin can return this week but even if he does I don’t think he’ll be at 100%.
Both teams are almost out of it but the Bears have had the Bucs number the past two seasons. Barring a miraculous recovery by Evans and Martin I’m predicting another loss at the Den of Depression, 28-24 Chicago. (3-6)