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Jacquizz Rodgers

Winston, Buccaneers' defense shine in 29-7 rout of Bears

So much for the notion that a Hurricane Irma-imposed layoff might hinder the Tampa Bay Buccaneers against the Chicago Bears.

Jameis Winston and Co. played like a team with heightened expectations in winning their season opener 29-7 on Sunday. They also looked confident, fully capable of ending a long playoff drought.

"Complementary football at its finest," the third-year quarterback said. "Defense played phenomenal. Offense had great drives, eliminated the three-and-outs, and eliminated turnovers."

Winston threw for 204 yards and one touchdown, the Bucs' defense stymied former teammate Mike Glennon with four turnovers, and the sloppy Bears (0-2)...

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