Moving on in the 2015-NFL Season and Week 16 this Sunday on of the 1st games on the board for Sunday the 27th of December 2015 is the 5-9 Chicago Bears (NFC-North) playing the 6-8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the game being played in Florida with the game starting at 1:00 PM ET.
These 2 NFC teams are both out of the race for postseason game, but this will still be a great game for the fans since both teams are trying to come out of slump to end their season on a high note.
If you are a betting fan of the 5-9 Chicago Bears you know your team had their 3rd consecutive loss in the game with the Vikings who beat them by some 21 points last week. They got beat due to the great performance by the Vikings QB T. Bridgewater who completed 17 of his 20 passing attempts for some 232 yards and 4 touchdowns and his career high.
Meanwhile the Bears QB J. Cutler who struggled in the game passed for 2 touchdowns and 231 yards with 1 interception, and in this upcoming game he will seek to help his team make a comeback as the visit Tampa and the Buccaneers, who by the way have lost their ultimate 2 games. The Bears in their last f games with the Buccaneers are 4 and 1 straight up.
The Bucs defense has improved this season, but the Bear should not necessarily be concerned since they have a talented RB in M. Forte and WR A. Jeffery. Forte leads the team in rushing yards with 770 this season and against Tampa Bey in his 3 games he has rushed for 325 total yards and 3 touchdowns. WR Jeffery to date average 15 yards each reception and has passed 100 yards some 4 time in 9 games to date in 2015.
Defensively the Bears will be looking at L. Houston whom leads the team with 30 tackles and 6 sacks and will be after Bus’s QB J. Winston in this game.
The fans of the 6-8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers realize that their effort by their team feel short to make the playoffs as they lost their game this past Thursday night by 8 points to the Rams of St. Louis as Rams QB C. Keenum had a career day as he completed 14 of his 17 passing attempts for a high this season of 235 yards with 2 touchdowns and no intercepts in the game, and his WR’s K. Britt and J. Cook combined for 140 reception yards.
The Buc’s in this came seek to become victorious in their next to last game of the season as at home this season the Buc’s are with 3 wins and 4 losses straight up. It could be beneficial for the Buc’s if they step up their running game since the Bear defense presently ranks at the bottom in the league in rush defense this season as they yielded some 126 yards rushing each game.
Thus offensively the Buc’s should run RB D. Marin as in his 5 previous games he rushed for some 600 yards and 2 touchdowns. He also has the team lead for rushing yardage with 1,310 yards and 5 touchdowns in 2015.
The online sportsbook prediction in this Week 16 Sunday game is that the Chicago Bears with a strong performance from QB. J. Cutler beats the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and rookie QB J. Winston in an exciting game 21-14.