San Diego at Chicago Week 11 Capsule

CHARGERS BEARS
SERIES LEADER Series tied, 5-5  
STREAKS   4 of past 5
COACHES VS. OPP. Turner: 4-0 Smith: 0-1
LAST WEEK L 24-17 vs. Raiders W 37-13 vs. Lions
LAST GAME 9/9/07: Bears 3 at Chargers 14. San Diego RB LaDainian Tomlinson passes for TD (17 yards to TE Antonio Gates) & rushes for another (7 yards) in 2nd half as Chargers defeat Chicago.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/2/03: Bears 20, Chargers 7. Chicago RB Anthony Thomas rushes for 111 yards & scores on pair of 1-yard TD runs in Bears win.
BROADCAST CBS (3:15 PM CT): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms. SIRIUS: 86 (SD), 94 (Chi.). XM: 227 (Chi.).

STATS

PASSING Rivers: 216-352-2,743 (3C)-13-15-80.2 Cutler: 164-283-2,033-11-6-84.4
RUSHING Mathews: 117-543-4.6-3 Forté: 166-869 (3L)-5.2-3
RECEIVING Tolbert (RB): 37-327-8.8-2 Forté (RB): 42-439-10.5-1
OFFENSE 396.7 (2C) 327.8
TAKE/GIVE -8 +9 (3C)
DEFENSE 331.3 376.3
SACKS Barnes: 6 Peppers: 6
INTs Weddle: 5 (T1L) Moore, Urlacher: 3
PUNTING Scifres: 49.8 (3L) Podlesh: 42.5
KICKING Novak: 70 (19/19 PAT; 17/19 FG) Gould: 85 (25/25 PAT; 20/22 FG)

NOTES

CHARGERS: Club has won 2 of past 3 against NFC…QB PHILIP RIVERS (149) needs TD pass to become 3rd player in Chargers history with 150 career TDs (DAN FOUTS, 254; JOHN HADL, 201). Rivers (2,743) needs 257 passing yards to reach 3,000 for 6th consecutive season. Aims for 60th win as starting QB (59-30, .663)…RB RYAN MATHEWS (543) needs 136 rush yards to surpass rush total of 678 in ’10. RB MIKE TOLBERT has career-best in catches (37) & rec. yards (327) in ’11…In last game vs. Bears, TE ANTONIO GATES had 9 catches for 107 yards (11.9 avg.) with TD. In past 5 vs. NFC, Gates is averaging 87 rec. yards per game (435 total)…Rookie WR VINCENT BROWN (3rd round, No. 82) had career-best 5 catches for 97 yards (19.4 avg.) & registered 1st career TD rec. last week…S ERIC WEDDLE is tied for NFL-best with 5 INTs in ’11 (KYLE ARRINGTON, CARLOS RODGERS & CHARLES WOODSON)…LB ANTWAN BARNES aims for 4th consec. game with at least 1 sack & has 4 sacks in past 3…BEARS: Have won 4 in row…QB JAY CUTLER aims for 3rd in row vs. SD with 300+ yards. In career (incl. playoffs), when he has 100+ rating, his teams are 24-0…RB MATT FORTÉ leads NFC with 1,308 scrimmage yards & is only player in NFL with 800+ rush (869) & 400+ rec. (439) yards. Aims to become 1st player in NFL history with 1,600+ rush & 800+ rec. yards in season. Has 902 scrimmage yards (150.3 per game; 750 rush, 152 rec.) in past 6. RB MARION BARBER has rush TD in 4 of 6 games played in 2011…WR EARL BENNETT aims for 3rd in row with 5+ catches & 80+ yards. Has 3 rec. TDs in past 3 Nov. games. WR-KR-PR DEVIN HESTER had 82-yard PR-TD last week. Holds NFL record for most PR-TDs (12) & combined KR-TDs (17). Incl. playoffs, Hester has 19 career total return TDs (12 PR, 6 KR, missed FG), tied with HOFer DEION SANDERS for most in NFL history…DE JULIUS PEPPERS has 4 sacks in past 3 vs. AFC. Since entering NFL in 2002, ranks 4th with 95 sacks. LB BRIAN URLACHER has sack in 2 of past 3 vs. AFC. Last week, S MAJOR WRIGHT (24 yards) & CB CHARLES TILLMAN (44) each had INT-TD. Only 2nd time in team history Bears had 2 INT-TDs in same quarter.


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