USA TODAY Sports Weekly - - WEEK 2 MATCH UP -

Con­sen­sus line: Buc­ca­neers by 7

Pre­dic­tion: The Buc­ca­neers have sim­i­lar of­fen­sive fire­power to the At­lanta Fal­cons, who were slowed im­pres­sively by Chicago a week ago. Yet, the Bears is­sue cov­er­ing tight ends plays into Tampa’s strength with O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate. Tampa Bay coach Dirk


Koet­ter’s ver­ti­cal scheme also will test a Bears safety tan­dem that played very poorly its first time to­gether. If Chicago can steal a pos­ses­sion or two and stay com­mit­ted to its run game, it will earn a road up­set. Ex­cept Tampa is the team that showed last sea­son it can suc­ceed in both ar­eas and will do so again to open with a home win.

uS­TART: Bucs TE Cameron Brate. Brate has earned the trust of Jameis Win­ston and ex­pect the quar­ter­back to look to his tight end. Af­ter all, the Bears al­lowed 128 re­ceiv­ing yards and a score to Fal­cons TE Austin Hooper in Week 1.

uSIT: Bears QB Mike Glen­non. Glen­non took care of the football (26 of 40, 213 yards, TD) in Week 1, but with a skele­ton crew out wide, and mar­ginal tal­ent, he shouldn’t be counted on to pro­duce each week.

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