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TAMPA_With their 27-24 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, the Bears answered some questions, specifically about their offense but more generally about themselves.
They had not played particularly well the previous three weeks, escaping with overtime wins against San Francisco and Cleveland but losing an NFC Central confrontation with Green Bay. For the first time this season they were coming off a bad loss and were faced with doing it in a place and against a team that had brought out nothing but their worst over the past five seasons.
Instead of continuing their slide, the Bears (7-2) seized control of their season again and moved back into first place in the division after Green Bay lost to Atlanta. They saw a 15-point lead erode to 3 before a game-tying 48-yard …