Gameday Tampa Bay

October 8th, 2020

Game 5

Bucs (3-1) at Bears (3-1)

Kickoff: 8:20 p.m.

TV: NFL Network, WTVT-TV Channel 13.

Streaming: Fans may stream the broadcast from or on a mobile device using one of the following: Buccaneers Official app, NFL app or Yahoo! Sports app. Geographic restrictions apply. The game is also available nationwide on Amazon Prime.

Radio: Buccaneers Radio Network WXTB-FM 97.9 in the Tampa-St. Petersburg region; 97.9 FM ESPN Radio in Tallahassee (Transmisiones de radio en español en WTMP-FM 96.1 y WMGG-AM 1470 en Tampa); SiriusXM Channel 81.

Weather: A little chilly for the Bucs along the shore of Lake Michigan as it is still summer in Tampa. Per, the kickoff temperature is expected to be 61 and will drop to 57 by game’s end. No rain is expected but it might be a bit breezy. How could it not be? It’s along the waterfront in the Windy City. Look for gusts up to 13 MPH.

Odds: Per BetMGM, as of midnight Sunday, Bucs -3.5; 44-under.

Outlook: The Bears are 3-1 but they don’t play like a 3-1 team. The Bears offense seems truly stagnant and the team is so desperate to jump-start the offense it benched bust Mitch Trubisky for career backup Nick Foles, who has lost his last two games against the Bucs. If the Bucs defense shows up (they took a siesta last week against the Chargers), this game very well could be a slugfest. So who would you put your cash on, Tom Brady, who seems to have awakened, or Nick Foles? With all the injuries to Bucs receivers, Joe suspects the defense has to play strong. Chicago’s defense is strong, as well, and Chicago will be banking on it to carry the evening. Joe believes if the Bucs can hold Foles and company, the Bucs should have plenty of chances to win. Wild guess: Bucs win on a Sean Murphy-Bunting pick-six.

Trinkets: … Bucs QB Tom Brady passed for 369 yards and 5 touchdowns with 1 interception last week. He is the third quarterback QB (Drew Brees and Peyton Manning) with 30 career games of 4 or more touchdown passes in NFL history. Brady has 7 career games with 5 or more touchdowns, third-most in NFL history. Brady has 93 career games with 300 or more passing yards, tied for second-most in NFL history. He has 974 pass yards (324.7 per game) and 8 touchdowns against 2 interceptions in 3 career starts at Chicago. Brady is looking for his fourth game in a row against the Bears with two or more touchdowns. … RB Ronald Jones had 6 catches and 128 scrimmage yards (111 rushing, 17 receiving.) in Week 4, his second-career game with at least 100 rush yards. Aims for his third in row on road with 70 or more scrimmage yards. … WR Mike Evans led the Bucs with 7 receptions for 122 yards and a touchdown catch last week. Has 33 catches for 469 yards and 2 touchdowns in 5 career games on “Thursday Night Football.” Leads NFL with 5 receiving touchdowns in 2020. … WR Scotty Miller had 5 catches for 83 yards and a touchdown last week. … TE Cam Brate had a touchdown catch in Week 4. … LB Lavonte David led the Bucs with 11 tackles and had two passes defended last week. David is looking for his fifth straight game against the Bears with a tackle for loss. … LB Shaq Barrett had 7 tackles and a sack in Week 4. He looks for his third in a row with a sack. … LB Devin White had his fifth-career fumble recovery last week, tied for most in NFL since 2019. … LB Jason Pierre-Paul had a sack and 2 tackles for loss in his last game against the Bears. Looks for his third game in a row against Chicago with a sack. … DT Ndamukong Suh had a forced fumble last week. He has 7 sacks in his past 7 games against Chicago. Suh has a sack in 3 of his past 4 games at Chicago. … Bears QB Nick Foles passed for 249 yards with a touchdown against an interception in first start of the season last week. He has 1,104 pass yards (276 per game) and 8 touchdowns (6 passing, 2 rushing) against an interception in 4 career starts vs. the Bucs. … RB David Montgomery had 57 scrimmage yards (30 receiving, 27 rushing) in Week 4. Week 4. He looks for his fifth in a row at home with at least 50 scrimmage yards. Looks for his third in a row on Thursday games with 85 or more scrimmage yards. … WR Allen Robinson led the Bears with 7 receptions for 101 yards and a receiving touchdown last week. He has 23 catches for 333 yards (83.3 per game) and 2 receiving touchdowns in 4 career games on “Thursday Night Football.” Looks for his third in a row on Thursday with a receiving touchdown. He has 3 receiving touchdowns in 2 career games against the Bucs and is looking for his third in a row against the Bucs with a touchdown catch. … Rookie WR Darnell Mooney set career highs with 5 catches and 52 receiving yards last week. … TE Jimmy Graham has 5 or more receptions and 50 or more receiving yards in 7 of his past 8 games against the Bucs. He has 7 receiving touchdowns in 10 career games on “Thursday Night Football” and looks for his third in a row on “Thursday Night Football” with a touchdown catch. … LB Khalil Mack had a sack and a forced fumble the last time he played the Bucs. Mack is looking for his third straight game against the Bucs with a sack and a forced fumble. Mack aims for his fourth straight game on “Thursday Night Football” with a tackle for loss. … DE Robert Quinn has 4 sacks and a forced fumble in 4 career games against the Bucs. … DT Akiem Hicks had a sack in his last game facing Tampa Bay. … LB Roquan Smith led the Bears with 13 tackles and 3 tackles for loss last week. Smith has 4 tackles for loss in 4 career games on Thursday. … Rookie CB Jaylon Johnson had 2 passes defended last week. Also looking for his third in row at home with 2 or more passes defended. He leads all rookies with 7 passes defended in 2020.

The last word: Bucs quarterback Tom Brady has never lost to the Bears (5-0) and is undefeated on short-week Thursday night games (he has lost one Thursday night game when it opened the season).

Buccaneers legend Derrick Brooks grabs a cigar and hangs out with some guy in a red shirt to talk Bucs-Bears on TAMPA TWO. All the fun is presented by The Identity Tampa Bay and Joe.

46 Responses to “Gameday Tampa Bay”

  1. Iamabuc Says:

    The heading says game 3…… I thought this was game 5…..Hello!!

  2. 813bucboi Says:

    LETS GO!!!!!!!!!

    GO BUCS!!!!!!

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    The highlight of my week…..appointment television….

    Would love to tape the Rays/Yanks to watch later but Fox will run the scores at the bottom of the screen……spoiling that for me…..

    Sorry guys….Go Yankees!!!

  4. TheBucsAnthem Says:




  5. Alexander Nascimento Says:

    Iamabuc Says:
    October 8th, 2020 at 3:29 pm
    The heading says game 3…… I thought this was game 5…..Hello!!

    Maybe Joe means away games?


  6. Steven007 Says:

    What’s up guys? Just landed in Chicago with my buddies. Initially intended to actually go to the game. Now I’ll be cheering them on from the 50/50 bar in downtown Chicago. Let’s go!

  7. 813bucboi Says:




    GO RAYS!!!!

    GO BUCS!!!!

  8. 813bucboi Says:


    give em hell!!!!!

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  9. DoooshLaRue Says:


    Put some duct tape on the bottom of the screen man….😉

  10. Mike Johnson Says:

    Our bucs are banged up. They are gonna have to play hard tonight.

  11. El Buco Realisto Is a Dicko and NDogTurd is a Crybaby and TheBucsAnus is a Troll Says:

    TheBucsAnthem Says:
    October 8th, 2020 at 3:43 pm



    And the the question was: What does TheBucsAnthem have for a brain?

  12. PSL Bob Says:

    Need this one to carry momentum into the big one next week at home with Green Bay. Everyone, both offense and defense, needs to step it up. GO BUCS!!!!

  13. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    @ Doosh….

    Thanks for the tip….but I figured a way……I will record both games and switch back and forth…… as not to miss anything….can zip through commercials & halftime….


    Yep….in serious trouble….no starting pitchers…..well, one…..even if we squeak out a win tonight, Yanks aren’t going anywhere with that staff…

  14. Easy Says:

    Tyler Johnson needs to step it up this game!

  15. Allbuccedup Says:

    Iamabuc maybe Joe starting hitting the sauce a little early for the Thursday night game.

  16. Mike C Says:

    $#^% The Yankmees!

  17. Buc1987 Says:

    TBBF…lol and I’m a Red Sox fan…

  18. Gbobucsfan Says:

    Any news on ME13 ?

  19. Bangkok Buc Says:

    Bucs -5
    Come on baby!!!!!!

  20. Big Stinky Says:


    Evans is a game time decision. Worried about this game but moreso the Packers game. Lafluer or whatever his name is does a GREAT job calling plays. Wonder how good the Bears defense really is?

  21. pewter941 Says:

    We need a big game from JPP

  22. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Buc1987 Says:
    October 8th, 2020 at 5:43 pm
    TBBF…lol and I’m a Red Sox fan…

    Love the Red Sox…….main reason the Yanks spend so much over the years…

    Impressed with the Rays…..they do so much with so little….

  23. Gbobucsfan Says:

    Stroud reporting ME13 is playing

  24. Bird Says:

    Lamarcus playing with his doll

  25. Gbobucsfan Says:

    Fournette active as well

  26. Ivan The Insider Says:



    El Buco Realisto

  27. mark2001 Says:

    Steven.. Bear fans are normally a pretty decent lot…especially if you get them out of Chicago. But downtown, in a bar? Be careful.

  28. DaBux Says:

    Watching the CBSSN pregame is like watching Bucs porn. One of their analysts just called for 7 combines sacks/turnovers from Foles alone.

    I’m going to need some Kleenex.

  29. mark2001 Says:

    Ivan… if we could only add some music to their posts. I’m thinking Lionel Richie’s “Hello (is it me your looking for)”.

  30. SB Says:


  31. WhoCares Says:

    Is this the open thread.

    Lets EFing GO!!!!!

  32. WhoCares Says:


    I just quit, I no longer need to troll the trolls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. SB Says:

    Yay… open thread that I can’t participate in. Because I owned Ndog one night.

  34. WhoCares Says:


    Stop being so cheap. Bring the second TV into the living room. Not like this happens every year!!!

    Lets Go Rays!!!!

  35. Ivan The Insider Says:

    mark2001, hehehehehe that’s pretty funny. 🙂

    I’m not sure what their song would be…

    Maybe “Everybody Hurts” by REM? 🙂

  36. mark2001 Says:

    Ivan…I guess it depends how you look at it. You see sadness and heartbreak for a loved one in the depths of despair. I see unrequited Love and passion…a not so secret longing for someone.

  37. SB Says:

    Maybe I need to change my IP address Joe???

  38. ArmchairGM Says:

    Evans, Miller, and Fournette are IN!!!


  39. Aceofaerospace Says:

    Ignore the trolls!!! Go Bucs!!!

  40. Tackleblockwin Says:

    Let’s go Bucs! I want to see this defense swarm tonight!

  41. DoooshLaRue Says:


    White on white uniforms again?

  42. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Live 8:07 am Friday morning football here in the Philippines GO BUCS!!!!

  43. Ivan The Insider Says:

    I don’t know if Joe already wrote about it but did anyone see the Bucs are ranked #1 in “DVOA” efficiency ratings? We’re like #7 Offense and #2 Defense and that currently ranks us #1 overall, ahead of the Chiefs.


  44. rrsrq Says:

    All these drops

  45. rrsrq Says:

    Let’s go BUCS

  46. Ivan The Insider Says:

    Where the fuKKKKK is Ndog now talking about our “improved secondary in their 2nd year”??????????????????????????????????????

    I don’t ever want to here that nonsense of your dumb mouth ever again!