(Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Buccaneers Vs. Bears: In London, Tampa Bay Aims For Second Straight Win

The Buccaneers and Bears are set to clash in Wembley Stadium this Sunday as part of the NFL International Series.

  • Live
4 Total Updates since October 20, 2011
  • Updates 2
  • Articles 2
  • All Updates 4

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Chicago Bears: A Jolly Good Time in Grand Ole England

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Chicago Bears head over the pond to renew an old NFC Central rivalry. SB Nation Tampa Bay takes an indepth look at 2011 NFL International Series game.

Continue

Week 7 NFL Lines And Odds: Buccaneers Vs. Bears

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are across the pond this weekend as they "host" the Chicago Bears at Wembley Stadium in London. Neither of these teams has really flown out of the gates this year, so this should be a pretty difficult game to pick. Throw in the fact that the cross-Atlantic trip can mess with even the best teams, and you have a game that could confound most oddsmakers. Here is what our partners at OddsShark have to say about the matchup.

The NFL goes back to London for the fifth straight year and two teams coming off statement wins are making the trek to Wembley Stadium. The Bucs arrived Monday and will run practices during the week while the Bears arrive Friday. Tampa Bay came up with a huge 26-20 win over the Saints last week, while the Bears crushed the Vikings. But Chicago encounters an unfavorable trend heading into their bye week - they are just 2-7 ATS in the past nine seasons before a bye week.

Here are the total odds vis the SB Nation odds page.

10/23/2011 Chicago 42o-105 43½o-110 -1-110
1:00 PM Tampa Bay -1½-104 0+100o-110 43½o-110
Continue

Bucs Injury Updates: Gerald McCoy, Luke Stocker, Sammie Stroughter Return To Practice

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been hurt by the injury bug this year, but things appear to be getting better in some cases. According to our very own Buccaneers blog Bucs Nation, Gerald McCoy, Sammie Stroughter and Luke Stocker have all returned to practice, which makes it a strong possibility that they will play against the Bears in London on Sunday.

McCoy suffered a high ankle sprain two weeks ago, and the injury looked very serious when it occurred. McCoy was walking on crutches towards the end of that game, so it is good that he is already getting close to a return.

Sammie Stroughter doesn't necessarily have a place in the offense anymore, but depth at wide receiver is always a good thing. Stocker is an offensive lineman, and with Jeff Faine missing practice, depth there is always a plus as well.

But the injury bug giveth and the bug taketh away. Like I said center Jeff Faine missed practice as did LeGarrette Blount. But the injury situation could change as the game gets closer.

We'll be covering this game all week in this StoryStream. For more on the Buccaneers check out Bucs Nation. For more on the Bears head over to Windy City Gridiron and SB Nation Chicago.

Continue

Buccaneers Vs. Bears: In London, Tampa Bay Aims For Second Straight Win

The Buccaneers and Bears are set to clash in Wembley Stadium this Sunday as part of the NFL International Series.

Continue
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Tampa Bay

You must be a member of SB Nation Tampa Bay to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Tampa Bay. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Tampa Bay

You must be a member of SB Nation Tampa Bay to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Tampa Bay. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.