Nuts & Bolts: Bears Vs. Buccaneers
When: Noon, Sunday | TV: FOX | RADIO:780 AM, WBBM & 105.9 FM
Coach: Lovie Smith | Record including playoffs: 69-55 | Last week: Beat Vikings 39-10
Career head-to-head record (including playoffs) vs. Raheem Morris: 0-0
Career record (including playoffs) vs. Buccaneers: 2-2
Key stat: The Bears remain winless this season when they score fewer than 17 points, and are 10-41 under those circumstances since 2004.
Offense rank: 21st (327.8 ypg) | Defense rank: 29th (397.3 ypg)
Offensive leader: Quarterback Jay Cutler ranks third in franchise history with six 300-yard passing games, including two in 2011. Perhaps more impressive is that it's taken Cutler 37 games to rack up those 300-yard passing days. Bill Wade, the franchise's leader in 300-yard passing games (9) and No. 2 Erik Kramer (7) posted their 300-yard games over the course of 59 and 55 games, respectively.
Career record against Bears: 0-0 | Last week: Defeated the Saints 26-20
Key stat: The NFL's youngest team with an average age of 25, the Buccaneers' expecting starting lineup features 19 players who began their careers with the club. Of the 22 players listed as starters, only three of them made their regular-season debut with a different team (C Jeff Faine, TE Kellen Winslow and S Sean Jones). Of the 19 to first appear with Tampa Bay, 16 were originally drafted or signed by the team, having appeared exclusively on Bucs roster throughout their careers.
Offense rank:15th (350.5 ypg) | Defense rank: 25th (390.5 ypg)
Defensive leader: Rookie LB Mason Foster ranked second in the nation in tackles (162) as a senior at Washington, and currently leads the Buccaneers with 42 stops. A third-round pick, Foster is also tied for the team in lead in sacks, and according to NFL.com, Foster leads all rookies in tackles and is tied with teammate Adrian Clayborn for most sacks by a rookie.