Bears vs Packers NFL Week 12 Capsule

CHICAGO BEARS (4-6) AT GREEN BAY PACKERS (7-3)

SERIES

  BEARS PACKERS
THURS. RECORD 23-20-2 18-25-2
SERIES LEADER 92-91-6  
STREAKS   10 of past 11
COACHES VS. OPP. John Fox: 4-2 Mike McCarthy: 14-6
LAST WEEK L 17-15 vs. Broncos W 30-13 at Vikings
LAST GAME 9/13/15: Packers 31 at Bears 23. Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers throws for 189 yards & 3 TDs. Packers RB Eddie Lacy rushes for 85 yards & TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/9/14: Packers 55, Bears 14. Green Bay QB Rodgers throws for 315 yards & 6 TDs (145.8 passer rating). Packers CB Casey Hayward records 82-yard INT-TD.
REFEREE Ed Hochuli
BROADCAST NBC (7:30 PM CT): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Harlan, Tony Boselli, Laura Okmin (field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 83 (Chi.), 82 (GB). XM: 88 (WW1), 83 (Chi.), 82(GB).

STATS

PASSING Cutler: 192-303-2310-13-6-92.7 Rodgers: 214-347-2482-23 (3L)-3-101.8 (2C)
RUSHING Langford (R): 78-250-3.2-5 Lacy: 105-408-3.9-2
RECEIVING Bennett (TE): 50-425-8.5-3 Cobb: 47-553-11.8-6
OFFENSE 352.1 341.9
TAKE/GIVE -3 +8 (3C)
DEFENSE 340.9 368.6
SACKS McPhee: 5 Peppers: 6.5 (T3C)
INTs 5 tied: 1 4 tied: 2
PUNTING O’Donnell: 45.1 Masthay: 43.0
KICKING Gould: 84 (15/16 PAT; 23/26 FG) Crosby: 75 (24/24 PAT; 17/19 FG)

NOTES

BEARS: Play 34th Thanksgiving game (2nd in row)…QB JAY CUTLER aims for 4th Thurs. game in row with 2+ TDs…In past 5 vs. GB, RB MATT FORTÉ has 754 scrimmage yards (150.8 per game) & 5 TDs (4 rush, 1 rec.). Rookie RB JEREMY LANGFORD has 5 TDs (4 rush, 1 rec.) in past 5…WR ALSHON JEFFERY has 15 catches for 166 yards (83 per game) & 3 TDs in past 2 on Thurs. TE MARTELLUS BENNETT had TD in Week 1. Since 2014, leads NFL TEs with 140 catches. WR MARQUESS WILSON had 1st 100-yard game (102 yards) last week…LB PERNELL MC PHEE has 5 sacks & INT in his past 7. LB WILLIE YOUNG has sack & INT in past 2. Rookie S ADRIAN AMOS had 1st career sack last week. LB LAMARR HOUSTON has 3 sacks in past 3…PACKERS: Host 1st Thanksgiving game since 1923…QB AARON RODGERS has won 10 of past 11 starts vs. Chi (incl. playoffs) & has 116.1 rating. In past 3 meetings, has 13 TDs, 0 INTs & 146.7 rating. Has thrown 54 TDs vs. 2 INTs with 120.5 rating in past 21 at home (incl. playoffs). Has 14 TDs, 2 INTs & 112.4 rating in 7 Thurs. games…RB EDDIE LACY has TD (4 rush, 1 rec.) in all 5 meetings…WR RANDALL COBB has 6 TDs in past 4 meetings. Has 10 TDs in past 10 vs. division. WR JAMES JONES had 2 TDs in Week 1 & has 7 TDs in past 6 meetings…LB CLAY MATTHEWS has 6.5 sacks & 2 INTs in past 5 meetings.  LB JULIUS PEPPERS has 2.5 sacks, FF & FR in past 2 vs. Chi. In past 5 on Thurs., has 5.5 sacks & 49-yard INT-TD. Is only player in NFL history with 100+ sacks (132) & 10+ INTs (11). DE DATONE JONES had 2 sacks last week. S HA HA CLINTON-DIX leads team with 71 tackles. Has sack & INT in past 2. Rookie CB DAMARIOUS RANDALL leads team with 12 PD.

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