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Chicago Sun-Times
Patrick Finley

Three takeaways from the Bears’ loss to the Buccaneers

The Bucs’ Baker Mayfield and the Bears’ Justin Fields embrace after Sunday’s game. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Three takeaways from the Bears’ 27-17 loss to the Buccaneers:

Bears make Baker Mayfield look good

The Bucs’ Baker Mayfield, the former No. 1 overall pick-turned-journeyman quarterback, finished with 317 passing yards and a 114.5 passer rating Sunday. The Bears defense allowed a 123.2 passer rating to the Packers’ Jordan Love in Week 1. Dating to last year, the Bears have allowed a passer rating of 114 or higher in each of the past four games. Five games ago, the Bills’ Josh Allen had a 71.3 rating in a game at Soldier Field with -12 wind chill.

Best of the Bears? It’s the kicker Cairo Santos

When kicker Cairo Santos made a 52-yard field goal at the two-minute warning in the second quarter, he improved to 3-for-3 on the season. Since Dec. 26, 2021, he’s made all but two of his 32 field goals.

Big underdogs next week vs. Chiefs

The early point spread for the Bears’ game Sunday in Kansas City is the Chiefs by 11 ½. If that holds up, it’d be the largest spread in any game played thus far this season. Since 2020, the Bears have been 11 1/2 -point underdogs twice — in a 2021 losses at Green Bay and Tampa Bay.

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