Cardinals vs Bears NFL Week Two Capsule

ARIZONA CARDINALS (1-0) AT CHICAGO BEARS (0-1)

SERIES

CARDINALS BEARS
SERIES LEADER 56-27-6
STREAKS 4 of past 5
COACHES VS. OPP. Bruce Arians: 0-0 John Fox: 8-2
LAST WEEK W 31-19 vs. Saints L 31-23 vs. Packers
LAST GAME 12/23/12: Bears 28 at Cardinals 13. Chicago RB Matt Forté carries 12 times for 88 yards (7.3 avg.) & TD. Bears CB Charles Tillman has 10-yard INT-TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/8/09: Cardinals 41, Bears 21. Arizona QB Kurt Warner throws for 261 yards and 5 TDs (132.9 rating). Cardinals RBs Tim Hightower & Beanie Wells combine for 149 rush yards.
REFEREE Jerome Boger
BROADCAST FOX (12:00 PM CT): Thom Brennaman, Charles Davis, Tony Siragusa (field reporter). SIRIUS: 137 (Ari.), 127 (Chi.). XM: 227 (Chi.).

STATS

PASSING Palmer: 19-32-307-3 (T1C)-0-122.8 (2C) Cutler: 18-36-225-1-1-67.5
RUSHING C. Johnson: 10-37-3.7-0 Forté: 24-141 (2L)-5.9-1 (T2C)
RECEIVING Fitzgerald: 6-87-14.5-0 Jeffery: 5-78-15.6-0
OFFENSE 427.0 (2C) 402.0
TAKE/GIVE 0 -1
DEFENSE 408.0 322.0
SACKS Okafor: 2 (T1L)
INTs R. Johnson: 1 (T1L)
PUNTING Butler: 39.5 O’Donnell: 56.0
KICKING Catanzaro: 7 (4/4 PAT; 1/1 FG) Gould: 11 (2/2 PAT; 3/3 FG)

NOTES

CARDINALS: QB CARSON PALMER is 3-0 in career vs. Chi. & has 120.3 rating with 8 TDs vs. 1 INT. Had 5 TDs, 0 INTs & 146.7 rating vs. Chi. on 10/25/09 (with Cin.). Is 17-6 (.739) as starter with Az. & has won 14 of past 16 starts, incl. 7 in row…Rookie RB DAVID JOHNSON had 55-yard rec. TD last week, 1st career TD. Longest TD catch by Az. rookie in Week 1 since 2003 (ANQUAN BOLDIN, 71)…WR LARRY FITZGERALD has catch in 171 consecutive games, incl. playoffs. Since entering NFL in 2004, has 98 rec. TDs (incl. playoffs), tied for most in NFL. Has 17 catches for 234 yards (117 per game) & 2 TDs in 2 career meetings. Aims for 3rd in row vs. Chi. with 100+ yards. WR JOHN BROWN has 4 career come-from-behind GW TDs, incl. 3 in 4th Q. Had TD in Week 1. TE DARREN FELLS had career-high 4 catches, 82 yards & TD last week…S RASHAD JOHNSON had INT last week. Since 2011, CB PATRICK PETERSON is only player in NFL with 15+ INTs (15) & 5+ return TDs (5). DE CALAIS CAMPBELL had 8 tackles & sack in last meeting. In last meeting, CB JUSTIN BETHEL returned blocked FG 82 yards for TD…BEARS: QB JAY CUTLER has 130 career TD passes with Chi. & needs 8 to pass HOFer SID LUCKMAN (137) for most in team history. In last home meeting vs. Az., passed for 369 yards & 3 TDs…RB MATT FORTÉ has 202 scrimmage yards (101 per game) in 2 career meetings. Had 166 scrimmage yards (141 rush, 25 rec.) & TD last week. Has 90+ scrimmage yards in 31 of past 38…WR ALSHON JEFFERY has TD in 5 of past 6 at home. Since 2013, is 1 of 5 in NFL with 175+ catches (179), 2,500+ yards (2,632) & 15+ TDs (17). Since start of 2014, TE MARTELLUS BENNETT leads NFL TEs with 95 catches. Had TD last week. WR MARQUESS WILSON had career-long 50-yard catch in Week 1…Since 2004, DE JARED ALLEN leads NFL with 134 sacks. In 6 games vs. Az., has 9.5 sacks. Aims for 4th in row vs. Az. with 2+ sacks. LB SHEA MC CLELLIN led club with 8 tackles in Week 1…K ROBBIE GOULD had 3 FGs last week & became franchise leader with 246 career FGs.

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