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Lions at Bears Week 10 Capsule

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.).


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)


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.



  1. bob

    November 11, 2011 at 12:20 am

    Home game so we wont have 100 false starts because of crowd noise. Jahvid Best will not run for 200 yrds on us again. Looks to be cold and rainy on Sunday so the domers will have to play in the elements.
    No more Meriweather and Chris Harris at Safety so better chance to stop any over the top plays. Both of our lines are playing much better football. Play calling has improved drastically. Bennett is back and looking good. Plus we are pissed about the loss earlier in the season.

    Bears are looking like a much better team and continue to improve each week. The Eagles win was great. If we pull this one out we have a great shot at the playoffs.

    Side note: I hate Roy Williams. He drops a bomb last week that hit him in the #’s. He just laughs it off like he doesn’t even care. He is good for at least one drop a game. Knox should be getting those reps. Dane had a suprising and ugly looking drop last week too and Cutler was not happy about it. Ball through the hands and between legs. I ws kinda embarassed for him. I don’t think Dane saw the field again after that. I hope they get him back in there tho. Is Wooten gonna get in there at some point? I would love to see him in the rotation instead of Nick Reed. Is Hester Ok, gonna play?

    Omg Lance Louis is beast. I knew this kid was gonna figure it out at some point.

  2. Russ Loede

    November 11, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Sunday: Windy with a few showers. Highs in the upper 50s and lows in the mid 40s.

    I’m hoping for warmth and clear skies. Our team is based on speed.

    Hester is going to play.

    Wootton – had high hopes for him. Not on injury list. Healthy scratch again?

    Garza, Spencer, and Louis are all looking good. Even Williams has impressed and Webb is alright.

    Knox and Dane are still consistent slot guys who will usually make the big third down reception to keep the drive going and the chains moving. I still have faith in both to get the job done when called upon. Williams plays more because of his size as a run-blocker.

    I would not be surprised if we’re heading into Lambeau Christmas night at 11-3.

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