Tampa Bay vs. Chicago

Scores and stats from WhatIfSports.com's NFL simulations
By Paul Bessire, WhatIfSports.com
September 16th, 2008

WhatIfSports.com "played" the Week 3 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Chicago Bears game 61 times. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers win 50.2% of the time by an average score of 21-18.1. The stats in the boxscore below represent the average outcomes of those simulations.

To view stats and scores from every NFL game this week and learn more about how these simulations work, please visit our Week 3 NFL Scores page.

Tampa Bay Team Stats Chicago Team Stats
Points 21 Points 18.1
Win % 50.2 Win % 49.8
First Downs 18.5 First Downs 14.3
- Rushing 7.8 - Rushing 5.3
- Passing 10.2 - Passing 8.4
- Penalty 0.5 - Penalty 0.5
3rd Down Eff 6.7/14.7 3rd Down Eff 5.7/14
4th Down Eff 0.7/1.2 4th Down Eff 0.3/0.8
Rushes-Yards 37-157.6 Rushes-Yards 29.5-106.1
Avg Rush 4.3 Avg Rush 3.6
Comp-Att-Int 15.3-25.3-1 Comp-Att-Int 15-26.3-1
Passing Yards 164.5 Passing Yards 159.1
Sacked-Yards 2.4-15.9 Sacked-Yards 1.9-11.5
Fumbles-Lost 0.5-0.3 Fumbles-Lost 0.7-0.4
Punts-Avg 4.6-40.5 Punts-Avg 4.5-41.7
KR-Avg 4.6-22.7 KR-Avg 4.6-24.6
PR-Avg 4.5-9 PR-Avg 4.5-14.3
Penalties-Yards 3.5-22.6 Penalties-Yards 4-25.6
Time of Possession 32:56 Time of Possession 27:56

Tampa Bay Individual Stats Chicago Individual Stats
Rushing
  Att Yds TD
Earnest Graham 25.4 116.7 0.9
Warrick Dunn 10.5 40.9 0.3
Rushing
  Att Yds TD
Matt Forte 21 82.6 0.4
Jason McKie 4.5 12.4 0.1
Kevin Jones 3.2 9.9 0.1
Receiving
  Rec Yds TD
Antonio Bryant 4.1 67 0.4
Ike Hilliard 3.1 32.7 0.2
Alex Smith 2 20.6 0.1
Maurice Stovall 1.3 14.3 0.1
Earnest Graham 1.5 14.2 0.1
Warrick Dunn 1.3 12.6 0.1
Receiving
  Rec Yds TD
Rashied Davis 3.5 38.1 0.2
Brandon Lloyd 3.1 35.2 0.1
Marty Booker 2.1 32.7 0.1
Desmond Clark 2.8 30.9 0.2
Matt Forte 1.7 15.9 0.1
Greg Olsen 1.6 14.5 0.1
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
Brian Griese 15.3 25.3 180.4 1.2 1
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
Kyle Orton 15 26.3 170.6 0.8 1
Field Goals
  Made Missed
Matt Bryant 1.5 0.1
Field Goals
  Made Missed
Robbie Gould 2.3 0.5

Paul Bessire is the Senior Quantitative Analyst and Content Manager for WhatIfSports.com and a member of the Pro Football Writers of America. With any comments, questions or topic suggestions, Paul can be reached at BtB@whatifsports.com. Thanks!

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