Lions at Bears Week 10 Capsule

LIONS BEARS
SERIES LEADER   93-65-5
STREAKS   6 of past 7
COACHES VS. OPP. Schwartz: 1-4 Smith: 10-5
LAST WEEK Bye (Wk. 8: W 45-10 at Broncos) W 30-24 at Eagles
LAST GAME 10/10/11: Bears 13 at Lions 24. Detroit QB Matthew Stafford passes for 219 yards & 2 TDs, including 73-yard strike to WR Calvin Johnson, as Lions win on Monday night.
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/12/10: Bears 19, Lions 14. Chicago RB Matt Forté catches 28-yard TD pass from QB Jay Cutler in 4th quarter for decisive points as Bears earn division win.
BROADCAST FOX (3:15 PM CT): Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 94 (Det.), 92 (Chi.).  XM: 225 (Chi.).

STATS

PASSING Stafford: 183-299-2,179-19 (3C)-4-99.1 (3C) Cutler: 155-264-11-6-85.6
RUSHING Best: 84-390-4.6-2 Forté: 148-805 (2L)-5.4-2
RECEIVING Johnson: 47-804 (2C)-17.1-11 (1L) Forté (RB): 41-436-10.6-1
OFFENSE 355.9 341.8
TAKE/GIVE +13 (1L) +4
DEFENSE 331.3 (2C) 374.3
SACKS Avril, Vanden Bosch: 5 Peppers: 5
INTs Houston: 4 (T2C) Moore, Urlacher: 3
PUNTING Donahue (R): 42.7 Podlesh: 41.9
KICKING Hanson: 77 (T3C) (26/26 PAT; 17/18 FG) Gould: 72 (21/21 PAT; 17/18 FG)

NOTES

LIONS: Team is outscoring opp. 149-49 after halftime, incl. 79-16 in 3rd Q…In 2nd half/OT, QB MATTHEW STAFFORD ranks 2nd in NFL with 112.4 rating, completing 85 of 138 (61.6 pct.) for 1,074 yards with 11 TDs vs. 0 INTs. Aims for 3rd division win in row. In past 2 vs. NFC North, has completed 51 of 72 (70.8 pct.) for 597 yards with 4 TDs vs. 1 INT for 108.4 rating. Lions are 6-0 when he has 100+ rating…In last meeting, RB JAHVID BEST rushed for career-high 163 yards (12 att., 13.6 avg.) & TD. RB MAURICE MORRIS had TD in Week 8…WR CALVIN JOHNSON leads NFL with 11 TD catches & is 2nd player since 1970 with 11 rec. TDs in team’s 1st 8 games to start season (RANDY MOSS). Since start of 2008, has 40 rec. TDs, most in NFL. Aims for 5th in row with 5+ catches & 100+ yards. Rookie WR TITUS YOUNG had 1st career TD catch (41 yards) in Week 8…DE CLIFF AVRIL aims for 3rd in row with sack. Had 2 sacks, 2 FF & 24-yard FR-TD in Week 8. CB CHRIS HOUSTON had 100-yard INT-TD in Week 8, his 2nd INT-TD this year… BEARS: As Chi. QB, JAY CUTLER is 4-1 vs. Det., completing 112 of 163 (68.7 pct.) for 1,272 yards with 10 TDs vs. 1 INT for 109.8 rating. In career (incl. playoffs), when he has 100+ rating, his teams are 24-0…RB MATT FORTÉ leads NFL with 1,241 scrimmage yards & is only player in NFL with 800+ rush (805) & 400+ rec. (436) yards. Is 1st Bear with 1,000+ scrimmage yards in 1st 4 seasons. Has 835 scrimmage yards (167 per game; 686 rush, 149 rec.) in past 5. In past 6 vs. Det., has 847 scrimmage yards (141.2 per game; 578 rush, 269 rec.) & 4 TDs…WR EARL BENNETT had 5 catches for 95 yards & TD last week. All 5 catches went for 1st down or TD. Had 7 catches for 104 yards in last game vs. Det. WR-KR-PR DEVIN HESTER holds NFL record for most PR-TDs (11) & combined KR-TDs (16). TE KELLEN DAVIS had TD catch in last meeting…DE JULIUS PEPPERS has 9 sacks in 7 career meetings. Since entering NFL in 2002, ranks 4th with 94 sacks. CB D.J. MOORE had INT in last meeting. DE ISRAEL IDONIJE had sack in last game vs. Det.


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