Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Tampa Bay hopes to be as unbeatable at home this year as they were in 1999


The last time the Bucs played the Bears, Jacquez Green caught 10 passes for 113 yards

Already 1-0 in 2000, the Bucs look to continue their Raymond James Stadium domination today when the Chicago Bears pay a visit.

It's an enviable position for the Buccaneers to be in. Before 2000, Tampa Bay had not won an opening game on the road since 1995, when they downed Philadelphia in Veterans Stadium, 21-6. Ominously, the Bucs lost their home opener that season…to the Chicago Bears.

On the other hand, they have won seven consecutive games here in Tampa, a streak that expands to 10 if you include the 1999 playoffs and this year's preseason.

Will the Bucs maintain at least a share of the NFC Central lead with a victory over division rival Chicago today? They have defeated the Bears five times in a row, including the home opener in 1998, which just happened to be the first game ever played in Tampa's majestic new park.

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