The Buccaneers came out on fire Sunday against the Bears with a 29-7 victory, it was an inspiring performance on both sides of the ball with quarterback Jameis Winston completing 18 of 30 of his passes for 204 yards, one touchdown, and no interceptions. The Bucs showed that they weren’t missing Doug Martin, as Jaquizz Rodgers ran for 67 yards and a touchdown, Peyton Barber added 47 yards in the second half with the Bucs ground game shredded the Bears ground game 117-20.
Mike Evans, of course, did not disappoint as he led the Bucs in receiving yesterday as he caught seven passes for 93 yards and one touchdown and he caught the only touchdown pass of the game against the Bears. Evans was targeted nine times the whole game. The defense, however, did not disappoint either with Robert McClain returning a pick-six to give the Bucs a 17-0 lead and McClain also had two tackles as well.
Gerald McCoy had only three tackles, Lavonte David lead the Bucs in tackles with nine on the day as eight were solo and recovered a fumble and had a tackle for a loss. Kwon Alexander left the game with an injury, but intercepted a Mike Glennon pass and also had a solo tackle. The Bucs 1-0 on the year will take on the 1-1 Vikings at Raymond James Stadium next week and the Vikings could be without Sam Bradford as he did not play against the Steelers yesterday. The Vikings also feature rookie running back Dalvin Cook, wide receiver Stefon Diggs, safety Harrison Smith and tight end Kyle Rudolph.