The Chicago Bears needed every little change to beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but they did it by the 20-19 score on Thursday at Soldier Field.
Aside from an important standings showdown, this match was also the first between quarterbacks Tom Brady and Nick Foles since Super Bowl LII. At the time, the latter’s Philadelphia Eagles got their hands on the Vince-Lombardi Trophy at the expense of the New England Patriots.
Brady and Foles are evolving today in new colors, and unlike that famous evening of February 4, 2018, it was not the quarters that were the most impressive, nor the most effective.
Each quarter threw a touchdown pass, but it was Tampa Bay kicker Ryan Succop who made the difference with four successful field goals, including one that gave the Buccaneers (3-2) a two-point priority with little time. on the dial. Brady and Mike Evans had combined earlier in the touchdown game.
Foles organized a final attack for the Bears (4-1) late in the game and kicker Cairo Santos played the hero by hitting his 38-yard field goal with 73 seconds left. Brady was ultimately unable to come back up the field in time.
The home side hit hard in the second quarter. David Montgomery was there with a three-yard rush for the major and then Foles joined in the end zone Jimmy Graham, who had a nice one-handed catch.