Bears at Lions Week Five Capsule

BEARS LIONS
SERIES LEADER 93-64-5  
STREAKS Past 6  
COACHES VS. OPP. Smith: 10-4 Schwartz: 0-4
LAST WEEK W 34-29 vs. Panthers W 34-30 at Cowboys
LAST GAME 12/5/10: Bears 24 at Lions 20. Chicago QB Jay Cutler connects with TE Brandon Manumaleuna on 7-yard TD strike for decisive points in 4th quarter.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/5/10
BROADCAST ESPN (8:30 PM ET): Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworksi, Jon Gruden, Suzy Kolber (Field reporter). Westwood One Radio: Kevin Harlan, Boomer Esiason, Mark Malone. (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 92 (Chi.), 93 (Det.).  XM: 88 (WW1), 225 (Chi.), 226 (Det.).

STATS

PASSING Cutler: 71-131-960-5-4-77.8 Stafford: 100-161-1,217-11 (3L)-3-100.3
RUSHING Forté: 60-324 (3C)-5.4-1 Best: 60-190-3.2-1
RECEIVING Forté (RB): 26 (T3L)-310-11.9-1 C. Johnson: 24-321-13.4-8 (1L)
OFFENSE 307.8 375.8
TAKE/GIVE +2 +8 (T1L)
DEFENSE 425.8 334.3 (3C)
SACKS Melton: 3 Vanden Bosch: 3
INTs Urlacher: 2 Houston: 3 (T1L)
PUNTING Podlesh: 43.7 Donahue: 45.0
KICKING Gould: 34 (10/10 PAT; 8/8 FG) Hanson: 45 (T1L) (15/15 PAT; 10/10 FG)

NOTES

BEARS: Since joining Chi., QB JAY CUTLER is 4-0 vs. Det. & has completed 84 of 125 (67.2 pct.) for 1,023 yards with 9 TDs vs. 1 INT for 112.9 rating. Has 100+ rating in all 4 meetings. In career (incl. playoffs), when he has 100+ rating, his teams are 23-0…RB MATT FORTÉ rushed for career-high 205 yards last week, joining HOFers WALTER PAYTON & GALE SAYERS as only Bears with 200+ rush yards in game. Is only player in NFL with 300+ rush (324) & 300+ rec. (310) yards. In 6 career games vs. Det., has 757 scrimmage yards (126.2 per game; 498 rush, 259 rec.) & 6 TDs (3 rush, 3 rec.)…WR-KR-PR DEVIN HESTER had 69-yard PR-TD last week, his NFL-record 11th PR-TD & 15th combined KR-TD. DE JULIUS PEPPERS has 9 sacks in 6 career meetings & has sack in all 6 contests. Since entering NFL in 2002, Peppers has 92 sacks, 3rd most in NFL. CB D.J. MOORE had 20-yard INT-TD last week, 2nd career INT-TD…LIONS: Are 1st team in NFL history to win consecutive games after trailing by 20+ points in each…QB MATTHEW STAFFORD ranks 2nd in NFC with 11 TD passes…RB JAHVID BEST is 1 of 4 players in NFL with 190+ rush (190) & 200+ rec. (205) yards. Rushed for 1st 2 career TDs vs. Chi. (9/12/10)…WR CALVIN JOHNSON is 1st player in NFL history with 2+ rec. TDs in each of 1st 4 games of season. Can become 1st player all-time with 2+ rec. TDs in 5 games in row.  Since start of 2008, has 37 rec. TDs, most in NFL. TE BRANDON PETTIGREW ranks 3rd among NFL TEs with 22 receptions. WR TITUS YOUNG is 3rd among NFC rookies with 181 rec. yards (12 catches, 15.1 avg.)…. Club is tied for NFL lead with +8 turnover ratio (11 takeaways, 3 giveaways). DE CLIFF AVRIL had 3 sacks in last meeting. In past 4 vs. Chi., has 5 sacks, 2 FF & FR. CB CHRIS HOUSTON (56 yards) & LB BOBBY CARPENTER (34) each had INT-TD last week. LB STEPHEN TULLOCH led team with 12 tackles & had INT in Week 4. DE WILLIE YOUNG had sack last week.

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