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Lions vs Bears Week Seven Capsule

DETROIT LIONS (2-3) AT CHICAGO BEARS (4-1)

SERIES

LIONS BEARS
SERIES LEADER   94-65-5
STREAKS   7 of past 8
COACHES VS. OPP. Schwartz: 1-5 Smith: 11-5
LAST WEEK W 26-23 (OT) at Eagles Bye (Wk. 5: W 41-3 at Jaguars)
LAST GAME 11/13/11: Lions 13 at Bears 37. Chicago WR-PR Devin Hester has 82-yard PR-TD as Bears defense forces 6 TOs (4 INTs, 2 FRs), including 2 3rd-quarter INT-TD returns.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/13/11
BROADCAST ESPN (7:30 PM CT): Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Kevin Harlan, Boomer Esiason, Mark Malone (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (DGR), 92 (Det.), 93 (Chi.). XM: 88 (DGR), 225 (Det.), 226 (Chi.). 

STATS

PASSING Stafford: 136-218-1,493-4-5-79.2 Cutler: 90-156-1,209-7-7-78.7
RUSHING Leshoure: 54-196-3.6-1 Forté: 58-270-4.7-1
RECEIVING Johnson: 35-558 (1C)-15.9-1 Marshall: 35-496-14.2-3
OFFENSE 419.6 (1C) 346.2
TAKE/GIVE -1 +9 (T3L)
DEFENSE 324.0 291.2 (3L)
SACKS Avril: 3.5 Melton: 4.5
INTs Delmas, Houston: 1 Jennings: 4 (T1L)
PUNTING Harris: 41.4 Podlesh: 42.7
KICKING Hanson: 58 (3C) (10/10 PAT; 16/17 FG) Gould: 47 (17/17 PAT; 10/10 FG)

NOTES

LIONS: QB MATTHEW STAFFORD won only MNF start vs. Chi. (10/10/11) & had 107.7 rating. Lions are 10-0 when Stafford has 105+ rating. Aims for 3rd 300-yard game in row…RB MIKEL LE SHOURE has 228 scrimmage yards (114 per game) in 2 road games. RB JOIQUE BELL is 2nd among NFC RBs with 178 rec. yards…WR CALVIN JOHNSON has TD in 2 of past 3 meetings. Since 2008, has 46 TD catches, most in NFL. In past 5 road games, has 44 catches for 851 yards (170.2 per game) & 4 TDs. Since 2011, has 2,239 rec. yards, most in NFL & his 106.6 yards per game avg. during span ranks 1st. Since 2010, TE BRANDON PETTIGREW is 3rd among TEs with 180 catches…DE CLIFF AVRIL had 2 sacks last week. Has 5 sacks in past 3 meetings. Is 1 of 2 NFC players with 14+ sacks (14.5) & 6+ FFs (6) since 2011. Since 2010, DT NDAMUKONG SUH has 16.5 sacks, tied for most by NFL DT…BEARS: QB JAY CUTLER has won 5 of past 6 starts vs. Det. & has 100+ rating in 4. Incl. playoffs, when he has 100+ rating, his teams are 25-0…RB MATT FORTÉ has 4 TDs (2 rush, 2 rec.) in past 4 meetings…In past 2, WR BRANDON MARSHALL has 19 catches for 282 yards (141 per game) & 2 TDs. Since 2007, has 509 catches, 3rd most in NFL. WR-KR-PR DEVIN HESTER had 82-yard PR-TD in last meeting. Incl. playoffs, has 19 total return TDs (12 PR, 6 KR, 1 missed FG), tied with HOFer DEION SANDERS for most in NFL history…1st team in NFL history with 5 INT-TDs in 1st 5 games. Have INT-TD in 3 consecutive games for 1st time in club history. LB LANCE BRIGGS & CB CHARLES TILLMAN are 1st teammates to each have INT-TD in consecutive games. Tillman had INT-TD in last meeting & has 3 INT-TDs vs. Det. Tillman (7) & Briggs (5) have most INT-TDs in team history. CB TIM JENNINGS has 5 INTs in past 6. S MAJOR WRIGHT has 3 INTs in past 3, incl. INT-TD. Had INT-TD in last meeting. DE JULIUS PEPPERS has 10 sacks in 8 games vs. Det.


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