Reports: Bears-Bucs to play in London

Posted April 12, 2011 @ 6:48 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The Bears and Buccaneers will reportedly do battle overseas in London in 2011.

ESPN Radio 1000 first reported that the Bears-Bucs will be the annual NFL game in London next season. ESPN's Adam Schefter and the Chicago Tribune have reported the same.

The Bears last played in London on Aug. 3, 1986, beating the Cowboys 17-6. The Buccaneers played in London in 2009, falling to the Patriots 35-7. The Bears won the NFC North in 2010, while the Buccaneers just missed the playoffs with a 10-6 record.

Last season, the 49ers beat the Broncos 24-16 at Wembley Stadium in London.

The NFL released the 2011 preseason schedule on Tuesday. The regular-season schedule, which would confirm the Bears-Bucs game in London, is due out later this month.

All games are subject to change considering the current NFL lockout.