Chicago Bears vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers picks, predictions: Who wins NFL Week 7 game?
The Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers face off on Sunday in a Week 7 NFL game.
Which team will get the victory?
Check out these NFL Week 7 picks and predictions for the game, which can be seen at 1:25 p.m. MST time on CBS.
The Buccaneers are a 12.5-point favorite in the game.
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Pro Football Network: Buccaneers 28, Bears 17
Ben Rolfe writes: "Based on the published spreads, this could be a very one-sided afternoon slate. The Buccaneers lost to Chicago last year (but in prime time at Soldier Field). The Bears’ defense is good, but they are not really a pressure-up-the-middle type of team, which is what you need to bother Tom Brady. This one should be a comfortable win for the Buccaneers, but beware of the huge spread and laying nearly two touchdowns."
Sportsnaut: Buccaneers 38, Bears 17
Matt Johnson writes: "If the Bears had little hope against Green Bay, it’s a wrap on their trip to Tampa Bay. Tom Brady will slice this secondary to pieces and Chicago’s offense will likely struggle to move the football into scoring range before the second half."
Draft Kings: Buccaneers will win easily vs. Bears in Week 7
Cole Huff writes: "The Bears have had a hard time figuring out how to produce points so far this season as Justin Fields gets his feet wet as a rookie NFL QB1, and it should be expected that trend continues this week. The Bucs defense will clamp down on Chicago’s offense while Tom Brady and the high-powered Bucs offense have their way in Week 7. Tampa wins this one by double digits."
CBS Sports: Buccaneers 28, Bears 17
Jordan Dajani writes: "Remember last year when we got to make fun of Tom Brady because he forgot what down it was against the Bears and lost 20-19? Good times. Unfortunately, I bet Brady remembers that game as well, and will be out to avenge that loss with his home crowd cheering him on. I'm not betting against the reigning Super Bowl champs here."
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Bears Wire: Bears will lose to Buccaneers in Week 7
Alyssa Barbieri writes: "The Bears might’ve upset the Bucs last year on Thursday Night Football, but this is a better team than before. Tampa Bay should roll to victory."
Sportsnaut: Buccaneers 28, Bears 17
Andrew Buller-Russ writes: "In reality, this matchup could favor Chicago to an extent given its plus-level defense and Tampa Bay’s injuries on the same side of the ball. Then again, we’re talking about Tom Brady going up against rookie Justin Fields at home. Do the math from here."
FiveThirtyEight.com: Buccaneers have an 85% win probability
The site gives the Bears a 15% win probability in the NFL Week 7 game.
ESPN: Buccaneers have an 81.4% chance to win
The site's Football Power Index gives the Bears an 18.4% chance to pick up the victory in the Week 7 NFL game.
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