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Forté steamrollers Tampa as Bears ground Bucs’ aerial attack

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 18 Chicago Bears 24

Despite a spirited fourth quarter fight-back by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Wembley Stadium, the Chicago Bears‘ defense came through in the clutch as D J Moore snuffed out a last-ditch Bucs drive with a fourth interception of Josh Freeman with 37 seconds remaining. In an error-strewn game, the two teams combined for six turnovers, 15 penalties and a safety. Running back Matt Forté was the difference-maker for Chicago, rushing for 145 yards as the Bears joined Tampa on a record of 4-3 as both teams move into their bye week.

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NFL at Wembley: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Chicago Bears preview

The NFL returns to the UK on Sunday with its fifth regular season game at Wembley Stadium. This year sees a clash of two previous Super Bowl winners, as the Tampa Bay Bucccaneers (who won Super Bowl XXXVII in 2003) host the Chicago Bears (winners of Super Bowl XX in 1986).

The Bears come to Wembley with a 3-3 record, having trounced NFC North rivals Minnesota Vikings 39-10 last weekend. The Bucs (4-2) are tied for the lead in the NFC South with the New Orleans Saints, having held off a late Saints’ rally 26-20 last Sunday.

Let’s take a look at both teams, and the key players to watch out for on Sunday.

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