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Chicago Bears vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2nd Quarter Open Thread

Join us below for live updates and instant analysis of today's Bears game!

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After the pleasantries were over, Lovie Smith and his defense went to work quickly, putting pressure on Jay Cutler early and often.  So far, the Bears offense has made a few plays, but stalled or turned the ball over in each of their first three drives.

The Bucs offense is what we expected-- ground and pound, running the ball, and low-risk passes from former Bears quarterback Josh McCown.

The Bears defense has looked solid so far, although you can expect a little bit more pass rush as the game progresses.

One period in the books, with three to go. Can the Chicago Bears keep their playoff hopes alive with a win over their much-beloved head coach, in front of a Soldier Field crowd that can get chippy when things don't go well?  Sty tuned...

This is your 2nd Quarter Open Thread... Have fun!