Three most infuriating aspects of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ loss to the Chicago Bears
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers couldn’t find a way to pull off a victory over the Chicago Bears this past Thursday night and ended up with a 20-19 loss.
Though the game has passed, it seems the more we think about the loss, the frustrating it becomes.
As we continue to look back at the game and prepare for the rest of the 2020 season, here’s a look at the three most infuriating aspects of the Buccaneers’ loss Thursday.
3. All the penalties
You don’t like to say that the officials kept the Bears in the game, but they did just that. The Buccaneers finished the night with 11 penalties for 106 yards and several of those came at the most inopportune times.
The referees called Shaquil Barrett for a neutral-zone infraction on a third down play that gave the Bears an extra five yards and they eventually scored a touchdown on the drive, but looking back at the replay shows it was actually the Bears’ offensive tackle who moved first.
Later, the officials called Barrett for a roughing-the-passer penalty that gave the Bears an automatic first down and an opportunity to pin the Bucs back and get the ball back at midfield and eventually win the game with a field goal.
Those were just two examples, but it’s clear that the penalties are one of the most infuriating portions of this outing for Tampa Bay.