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Bears Vs. Buccaneers: After Ugly First Half, Tampa Bay Trails Chicago 14-5

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' second trip across the pond in three seasons is not going so well. Tampa Bay trails the Chicago Bears 14-5 at halftime, and frankly they are lucky to have any points on the board given their play in the first half.

Quarterback Josh Freeman is just 13 of 23 for 104 yards, and an interception. The Buccaneers lost running back Earnest Graham to injury in the first quarter, and his replacement Kregg Lumpkin has just 20 yards on 5 carries.

Chicago running back Matt Forte has already gained 108 yards on 15 carries, and made the Buccaneers defenders look absolutely foolish on his first quarter 32-yard touchdown run. Bears' quarterback Jay Cutler has not been asked to do much, completing 8 of 14 passes for 95 yards, with an interception and a touchdown toss to much-maligned wide receiver Roy Williams.

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