UNLEASH DeSEAN JACKSON
The Bucs aren’t the only team that beat up on the Bears last year. Washington won 41-21 on Christmas Eve in Chicago, and Jackson had a 57-yard catch against the Bears secondary as part of a 114-yard day. That 57-yarder is longer than any play the Bucs offense had last season. Tampa Bay will want to establish that deep ball today so future opponents feel compelled to account for that as they prepare defensively. One player Jameis Winston should be mindful of is Bears cornerback Marcus Cooper, who has four interceptions since the start of the 2014 season. Two of them came with Arizona in last year’s rout of the Bucs, including a deflected screen he returned 60 yards for a touchdown.
New Bucs receiver DeSean Jackson had a big day against the Bears with Washington last season, picking up 114 yards.