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10:00 AM PT11:00 AM MT12:00 PM CT1:00 PM ET18:00 GMT2:00 AM 北京时间11:00 AM MST1:00 PM EST12:00 PM CT22:00 UAE13:00 ETNaN:� , November 13, 2016
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida  Weather: 81°, Clear  Attendance: 62,898

Bears, Bucs return to field after lengthy time off

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Chicago Bears at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  1. Since the 2000 season, the Bears have an 8-4 record against the Buccaneers despite being outscored by 16 points (232-216) over the 12 games. Chicago has won five of the last six, all of which have been one-score games, including each of the last three played in Tampa Bay.
  2. Chicago is coming off a bye but moved to 2-6 on the year with a 20-10 victory over the Vikings two Mondays ago. The 10 points the Bears allowed were the fewest they have allowed since Week 12 of the 2012 season, when they beat Minnesota, 28-10.
  3. Jordan Howard set career highs in rushing yards (153) and receiving yards (49), giving him 202 scrimmage yards in the win against the Vikings. At just 22 years and 4 days old, he became the youngest Bear all-time to have a game with 200+ scrimmage yards, passing Walter Payton, who was 22 years and 133 days old when he had 213 scrimmage yards on December 5, 1976 against the Seahawks.
  4. Tampa Bay lost at home to Atlanta last Thursday, 43-28. Since the start of the 2014 season, the Buccaneers have played 20 home games, winning just three times. Their 3-17 (.150) record is the worst home record in the NFL over that time frame.
  5. One week after allowing a franchise-high 626 yards in a 30-24 overtime loss to the Raiders, the Buccaneers allowed 461 yards in the loss to the Falcons, the second most they have allowed this season. The combined 1087 total yards allowed by Tampa Bay over its last two games are the most it has allowed in a two-game span in franchise history.
  6. Mike Evans had a career-high 11 receptions for a season-high 150 yards in the Bucs' loss, including catching two of Jameis Winston's three touchdown passes. Winston has 17 touchdown passes this season, the most by a Buccaneer through the team's first eight games in a season all-time.
Team Comparison

Chicago
 
Tampa Bay
16.4 Points 22.5
268.9 Pass Yds 264.0
96.6 Rush Yds 108.0
7 Takeaways 11

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be rested before their game Sunday at Raymond James Stadium.

After all, the Bears will have enjoyed a 13-day break while the Buccaneers will have been off for 10 after Thursday's loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

In both cases, the time off is expected to be beneficial as the clubs attempt to get healthier in a bid to scratch for wins in the second half of the season.

"The biggest thing is we were a pretty banged up football team, and it gave us an opportunity to get some guys back out to practice with the idea of hopefully playing," Bears coach John Fox said. "We've been without a lot of different guys that were able to heal up and get moving. ... I think the biggest thing is just getting healthy."

Chicago saw starting quarterback Jay Cutler return for its last game, a surprise Monday night win over Minnesota Vikings. The Bears will have guards Josh Sitton (ankle) and Kyle Long (triceps) back healthy in Tampa, although slot receiver Eddie Royal, who has been slowed by a toe injury, is questionable.

The Bucs also hope to be closer to full strength after the long weekend.

Running back Doug Martin, who finished second in the NFL in rushing last season, practiced Wednesday for the first time since he injured his hamstring in Week 2.

While he might not be fully healthy in time to return Sunday, it's a long-awaited return at a position where Tampa Bay is missing four running backs due to injuries.

"It's great to have him," Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said. "Anytime we get our guys back, it's awesome to have those guys out there." Martin was listed as questionable Friday.

Tampa Bay could also get back starting defensive tackle Clinton McDonald, who has missed the last three games with his own hamstring injury. McDonald was optimistic he could return as the Bucs close out a three-game homestand, but he is also listed as questionable.

Tampa Bay could use McDonald as they face Bears rusher Jordan Howard, who has played in the shadow of Dallas Cowboys rookie Ezekiel Elliott but nonetheless has more than 500 rushing yards and 150 receiving yards in his first eight games. Aside from Howard and Elliott, the only rookie running back to pull that off in the last eight years was Martin, with the Bucs in 2012.

"He's a talented guy," Cutler said of the former Indiana standout. "You wouldn't know he's a rookie the way he plays, and kind of the calming effect he has out there. I think he's really getting a lot better. He knows the cuts, knows where things are designed to go. He's gotten better and better over time."

Chicago ranks 31st in the NFL in scoring offense, averaging just 16 points a game. The Bucs' defense has allowed a combined 1,087 yards of total offense and 73 points in the last two losses to the Oakland Raiders and Falcons, both at home.

Unless Martin can return Sunday, the Bucs will be challenged with establishing a running game without four of the top five running backs. Martin has a hamstring issue, Charles Sims is on injured reserve with a knee injury, Jacquizz Rodgers is out with a foot injury and Antone Smith was placed on injured reserve this week with a knee injury.

That leaves rookie Peyton Barber, who rushed for 31 yards in his first career start last week, and fourth-year pro Mike James, who didn't have a touch in the NFL in nearly two years when he got spot work last week, days after re-joining the team.

James had 158 rushing yards in a game against Seattle as a rookie in 2013, similarly pressed into a larger role by multiple injuries ahead of him.

"I was surprised how well he picked things up when he came back," offensive coordinator Todd Monken said. "I think every day, every week he's going to feel more and more comfortable. We're going to have to count on him. As we keep losing running backs, we're going to have to count on him even more."

Updated November 11, 2016

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