Thursday Night Football Week 5
This week's Thursday Night Football game features Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-1) as they visit Nick Foles and the Chicago Bears (3-1).
After struggling in Week 1 against New Orleans, the Bucs seem to have found their high-octane offense. They've scored at least 28 points in their last three games, and Brady threw five touchdown passes last week. Unfortunately, Tampa will be without WR Chris Godwin in this one, and WR Mike Evans is questionable. That means they might be facing the best defense they've played at this point without their top two receivers. Look for Scotty Miller to fill the void after breaking out last week.
Chicago might be the worst 3-1team in the NFL. Yes, they have a great defense, but they haven't actually beaten any good teams. They needed fourth quarter comebacks against abysmal defenses in Detroit and Atlanta, and they barely beat a bad Giants team (only scoring 17 points). Last week's matchup against the Colts was the first time they played a good team, and they didn't score a touchdown until the last two minutes. They'll need an all-around better performance tonight, if they hope to have a chance.
The game can be seen tonight at 8:20 ET on Fox and The NFL Network.