Pictures from the Buccaneers' Week 2 matchup with the Bears.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 2017 season is off to a fast start. The Bucs hosted Chicago in Week 2, but it was the team's first game of the season after the Bucs' opener against the Dolphins was postponed due to Hurricane Irma.
Behind a dominant defensive performance, Tampa Bay turned their first game into a victory. The Buccaneers advanced to 1-0 after knocking off Chicago, 29-7.
Tampa Bay forced four turnovers, all coming in the first half. One of them, an interception by Robert McClain, was returned for a touchdown. Kwon Alexander also recorded a pick while Lavonte David and Cameron Lynch picked up fumbles. David led the team in tackles, as well.
Tampa Bay's defense held Chicago to just 20 rushing yards through three quarters.
Mike Evans put together a strong performance, catching seven passes for 93 yards and a touchdown. He was Tampa Bay's leading receiver. Jacquizz Rodgers, who started in the place of Doug Martin also scored. Rodgers found the end zone on a one-yard run in the second quarter.
The Buccaneers will hit the road for Week 3 when they travel to Minnesota to take on the Vikings. The team will return home for a Week 4 matchup with the Giants.