Week 5 of the 2020 NFL season gets underway on Thursday, October 8 as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers visit the Chicago Bears in a matchup of 3-1 teams.
It will mark the 60th meeting between the two franchises, with the Bears holding an all-time series lead, 39-20. Chicago won the team's last meeting, 48-10, in Week 4 of the 2018 season.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Last week, Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady passed for 369 yards with five touchdowns as the Buccaneers overcame a 17-point deficit to defeat the Los Angeles Chargers, 38-31. Brady became the third quarterback in NFL history with 30 career games of at least four touchdown passes and ranks third in league annals with seven career games of at least five touchdown passes.
In three career starts at Chicago, Brady has passed for 974 yards (324.7 per game) with eight touchdowns and two interceptions for a 103.0 rating.
Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans had seven receptions for 122 yards and one touchdown in Week 4 and leads the NFL with five touchdown catches in 2020. Evans has 33 receptions for 469 yards (93.8 per game) and two touchdowns in five career games on Thursday Night Football.
Tampa Bay linebacker Lavonte David, the NFC's Defensive Player of the Month in September, led the team with 11 tackles and one pass defensed last week. David is one of two players (Bobby Wagner) with at least 35 tackles (35) and three passes defensed (three) this season.
Bears quarterback Nick Foles passed for 249 yards with one touchdown and one interception in his first start with Chicago last week. In four career starts against Tampa Bay, Foles has totaled eight touchdowns (six passing, two rushing) and a 100.6 passer rating.
Last week, wide receiver Allen Robinson led the team with seven receptions for 101 yards and a touchdown, his 14th career 100-yard game. Robinson has 333 receiving yards (83.3 per game) and two touchdowns in four career games on Thursday Night Football. Robinson is one of two NFC wide receivers (Tyler Lockett) with at least 25 receptions (25), 300 receiving yards (331) and two touchdown catches (two) this season.
Linebacker Khalil Mack recorded a sack and forced fumble in the 2018 meeting against Tampa Bay and aims for his third in a row against the Buccaneers with a sack and forced fumble. Since joining the Bears in 2018, Mack is one of three players (Chandler Jones and T.J. Watt) with at least 20 sacks (22.5) and 10 forced fumbles (11).
How to Watch
The game will kick off at 8:20 PM ET on Thursday, October 8. It will be broadcast on cable on FOX and NFL Network. FOX Thursday Night Football games will also be available to stream on Amazon Prime Video, Twitch, and the NFL, FOX, and FOX Deportes digital properties across devices. NFL Network, Amazon Prime Video and Twitch simulcast are subject to change.
Fans can learn all the ways to watch at NFL.com/TNF.
For the Week 5 Tampa Bay-Chicago capsule, click here.