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Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Chicago Bears: How they scored

First quarter
Scores
7-0 Bears 8:42 4 plays, 81 yards, 2:02
Matt Forte 32-yard run (Robbie Gould kick). Key plays: Forte jump-started the drive with a 22-yard gain. Ronde Barber was called for pass interference that accounted for another 14, and Devin Hester caught a 9-yard pass to set up Forte's touchdown.
7-2 Bears 4:49 None
Matt Forte tackled in the end zone by Ronde Barber. Key plays: Forte failed to cross the goal line on first down from the Bears 2. It followed consecutive interceptions by Tampa Bay S Tanard Jackson (returned to the Bears 12) and Chicago S Chris Conte (at the Bears 2).


7-2

Second quarter
Scores
14-2 Bears 7:49 7 plays, 79 yards, 3:39
Roy Williams 25-yard pass from Jay Cutler (Robbie Gould kick). Key plays: Matt Forte added a 13-yard run. But the big play was by his backup, Marion Barber, who gained 29 yards on third and 1 to the Bucs 28. Three plays later, Cutler hit Williams for the touchdown.
14-5 Bears :00 10 plays, 77 yards, 2:37
Connor Barth 33-yard field goal. Key plays: The Bucs offense finally showed up. Josh Freeman hit 7 of 8 passes for 64 yards, including 18 yards to Mike Williams and 20 yards to Dezmon Briscoe, to set up Barth's field goal as the first half expired.


14-5

Third quarter
Scores
21-5 Bears 10:32 7 plays, 55 yards, 3:22
Marion Barber 12-yard run (Robbie Gould kick). Key plays: Jay Cutler hit Johnny Knox for a 23-yard gain (on the first play) and Roy Williams for a 12-yard gain on third and 11. Matt Forte gained 9 on a run up the middle to set up the touchdown by Barber, below.


21-5

Fourth quarter
Scores
21-11 Bears 12:18 4 plays, 21 yards, 1:21
Kellen Winslow 2-yard pass from Josh Freeman (pass failed). Key plays: Two plays after a Freeman pick, S Corey Lynch intercepted Jay Cutler and returned it to the Bears 21. A 13-yard pass to Mike Williams set up the TD.
21-18 Bears 7:17 6 plays, 48 yards, 2:34
Dezmon Briscoe 24-yard pass from Josh Freeman (Connor Barth kick). Key plays: Freeman hit Kellen Winslow for 14 and 8 yards and Briscoe for 7 to the 24 on third and 7. He went back to Briscoe on the next play.
24-18 Bears 1:55 12 plays, 64 yards, 5:22
Robbie Gould 25-yard field goal. Key plays: Jay Cutler hit Devin Hester and Roy Williams for 15 yards then RB Matt Forte in the flat for 36. Despite a personal foul by CB Aqib Talib (after a third-down stop), Chicago kicked a field goal.


24-18

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Chicago Bears: How they scored 10/23/11 [Last modified: Sunday, October 23, 2011 6:55pm]
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