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Revenge for Griese and Gilmore

QB Brian Griese (Jonathan Ferrey/Getty)

The Chicago Bears didn't want Brian Griese, trading him away for a sixth-round draft choice. They didn't want John Gilmore either, letting him disappear in free agency. Now they're both with the Buccaneers, and each helped Tampa Bay pull out a 27-24 win in the home opener at Soldier Field. Revenge anyone?

Tampa Bay quarterback Brian Griese hoped for a strong performance when he found out he'd be starting against his former team in the Bears' home opener, but the game he delivered far exceeded his greatest expectations. "Sure, I was a little nervous returning to Soldier Field," Griese said in the locker room after the game. "But I was also really excited, as well. It was an opportunity perhaps...

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