3 Buccaneers that have to step up to beat the Chicago Bears

Donovan Smith, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are on a roll to start the 2020 NFL season, but a slew of injuries has created an interesting matchup with the Chicago Bears.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers currently have one of the best records in football. That feels weird to say. It has been a while since the Bucs have been relevant on a national level, and the outlook for the remainder of the season is exceptionally bright.

Tampa Bay faltered in their matchup with the New Orleans Saints in the first week, but they were able to learn from their mistakes and haven’t looked back since then. The Bucs have won three games in a row following the ugly loss, and they are looking to add a fourth tonight.

The Chicago Bears are also three and one, and regardless of what anyone says, they are a dangerous team. The Bear defense is filled with stars, the offensive line will cause problems for the Buccaneer pass rush, and this game will be anything but easy.

To make matters worse, Tampa Bay is missing numerous vital starters, and their depth is as minimal as it has been for the entirety of the season. If the Bucs have any hopes of winning, they will need these players to step up.