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Byline: Doug Fernandes STAFF WRITER
CHICAGO -- Combating a pack of Bears, however feeble it may be, is nearly impossible when a family of zebras joins in.
The Tampa Bay Bucs learned the law of the National Football League's jungle on Sunday at Soldier Field, holding their opponent to 13 points for the fourth consecutive game, but watching several questionable penalties play a crucial role in a 13-10 loss to Chicago before a chilled crowd of 58,727.
The defeat, Tampa Bay's third straight since its 24-13 upset victory over Minnesota, dropped the Bucs' record to 1-8, ensuring a 14th consecutive non-winning season. With the New York Jets and Atlanta Falcons also at 1-8, it put the team in contention for the No. 1 pick in next year's draft.