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Brad Biggs

(1-0) Though Bears played very well against high-pow­ered Fal­cons, Bucs have just as many weapons of­fen­sively with a deeper col­lec­tion of dan­ger­ous wide re­ceivers. High hu­mid­ity could be a fac­tor. Bucs 24, Bears 21

Rich Campbell

(1-0) Bears face a healthy Buc­ca­neers team that has more tal­ent in its pass­ing game and enough de­fen­sive play­mak­ers to jus­tify play­off pre­dic­tions. It’s a matchup that doesn’t bode well on the road. Bucs 26, Bears 17

David Haugh

(1-0) Jameis Winston es­capes the pocket one too many times as Bucs come out in­spired in their opener to sneak past Bears. Once again, Bears will chal­lenge op­po­nent in the fourth quar­ter. Bucs 27, Bears 23

Colleen Kane

(1-0) The Bears de­fense should be dis­rup­tive, but not enough for an up­set. Mike Glen­non and a weak­ened re­ceiv­ing corps could fal­ter again in the clutch against the team that knows him well. Bucs 24, Bears 20

Mike Mul­li­gan

(1-0) Bears ab­so­lutely have to get a take­away to be com­pet­i­tive but they also have to stop the big play. Re­ceivers Mike Evans and DeSean Jack­son present a tough matchup. Bucs 21, Bears 17

Phil Thomp­son

(1-0) Bears likely load up to at­tack last sea­son’s 22nd-ranked rush­ing de­fense. And here’s an in­ter­est­ing wrin­kle: Bucs placed 26th in de­fend­ing passes to run­ning backs. Can you say Tarik Co­hen? Bears 23, Bucs 21

Dan Wiederer

(1-0) This may be John Fox’s best op­por­tu­nity to break his 0-for-Septem­ber slump as Bears coach. But the Bucs have more game-chang­ing play­mak­ers on both sides of the ball. Bucs 24, Bears 20

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