Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Buccaneers Fall, 26-21, to Bears in Week 16

The Buccaneers dropped to 6-9 after being defeated by the Bears in Week 16.

Photos from Buccaneers vs. Bears at Raymond James Stadium.

The Buccaneers dropped their final home game of the 2015 regular season, 26-21, to the Chicago Bears at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday. With the loss, the Bucs fall to 6-9 on the season.

Both teams held leads at one point or another, the Bucs took the lead with a bomb from Jameis Winston to Charles Sims. Chicago responded with 13-straight points in the fourth quarter, which proved to be too much for Tampa Bay to overcome.

Winston completed 15 of 29 passes on the day, picking up 295 yards and 2 touchdowns. He averaged 10.2 yards per attempt and also threw an interception. Winston's pick came in the red zone, marking the first time he's thrown an interception inside the 20-yard line all season.

The majority of Winston's passes were hauled in by Mike Evans, who finished with a team-high four catches. Seven other Buccaneers also earned receptions on the day.

Doug Martin carried the ball 17 times for 49 yards as he chases Adrian Peterson for the NFL rushing title. He scored the Bucs' first touchdown, marching into the end zone from four yards out in the first quarter.

Keith Tandy and Bradley McDougald started at each of the safety positions on Sunday and both had productive games. McDougald led the Bucs in tackles with 12 while Tandy, who stepped into the starting lineup with Chris Conte sidelined, finished with 10. Tandy also recorded a tackle for a loss. Gerald McCoy led the Bucs in sacks with one.

Tampa Bay has one regular season game remaining – a 1 p.m. showdown with the Panthers in North Carolina next Sunday.

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