Thanks to the fine folks that work on the individual SB Nation NFL team sites, we have the ability to get the inside scoop on each and every team that the Chicago Bears will face this season.
In this offseason series, we'll lay out a few stats on Chicago's 2016 opponents and have the team sites give us all the info we need to be up to speed on any changes they may have made.
Week 10 - Chicago Bears at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
November 13, 2016 - 12:00 CT on FOX
Games from week 5-17 are subject to flex scheduling
Last year the Bears' offense ranked 21st in total yards (344.6), 23rd in passing yards (228.8), 11th in rushing yards (115.9) and 23rd in total points scored (20.9). Defensively the Bears ranked 14th in total yards allowed (345.4), 4th in passing yards allowed (224.6), 22nd in rushing yards allowed (120.9) and 20th in points allowed (24.8).
In 2015 the Buccaneers' offense ranked 5th in total yards (375.9), 17th in passing yards (240.8), 5th in rushing yards (135.1) and in scoring they were 20th (21.4). Tampa Bay’s defense ranked 10th in total yards allowed (340.4), 16th in passing yards allowed (240.0), 11th in rushing yards allowed (100.4) and they were 26th in points allowed (26.1 ).
Buccaneers 2016 Season Preview
From Bucs Nation
Notable free agent additions: Brent Grimes, J.R. Sweezy, Robert Ayers, Daryl Smith, Josh Robinson
Notable free agent departures: Danny Lansanah, Sterling Moore, Logan Mankins (retired)
Draft picks expected to contribute as rookies: Vernon Hargreaves, Noah Spence, Roberto Aguayo
Biggest offseason addition: Mike Smith (defensive coordinator), Brent Grimes
Biggest storyline heading into training camp: Can Vernon Hargreaves earn a starting spot?
Under-the-radar storyline heading into training camp: Who will win the third receiver job?
Notable injuries heading into training camp: Louis Murphy, JR Sweezy