The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost to the Chicago Bears on Sunday 21-13. With this loss, the Bucs are now 2-9 for the season.
The entire first quarter was scoreless with only two possessions by each team.
The second quarter brought a little more action. Quarterback Josh McCown threw a 19-yard pass to wide receiver Mike Evans for a touchdown on Tampa’s second possession of the quarter. Patrick Murray’s kick was good, putting the Bucs on the scoreboard 7-0. Later on in the quarter, Murray kicked a 32-yard field goal. The first half ended with the Bucs ahead 10-0.
The third quarter brought three touchdowns by the Bears. The Bears scored on their first possession of the half with a short two yard pass from quarterback Jay Cutler to wide receiver Alshon Jeffery. The next two touchdowns were by running back Matt Forte later on in the quarter. The Bucs were unable to put any points on the board, bringing the score to 21-10 at the end of the third quarter.
“(We) came out and started the game where we wanted to and the third quarter killed us,” said Bucs quarterback Josh McCown.
The only points scored in the fourth quarter came on a 39 yard field goal by kicker Patrick Murray; neither team was able to score after that, ending the game with a score of 21-13 and another disappointing Bucs loss.
“(The) results are just not exactly what we are looking for,” said head coach Lovie Smith.