NFL Capsule: Lions at Bears

NFL Capsule: Lions at Bears
October 18, 2012, 2:05 pm
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DETROIT (2-3) At CHICAGO (4-1)

Monday, 8:30, ESPN

OPENING LINE - Bears by 6

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Detroit 1-4; Chicago 4-1

SERIES RECORD - Bears lead 94-65-5

AP PRO32 RANKING - Lions No. 18; Bears No. 6

LAST MEETING - Bears beat Lions 37-13, Nov. 13, 2011

LAST WEEK - Lions beat Eagles 26-23 OT; Bears had bye





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Things got heated last time teams met. Chicago's Tim Jennings picked off Matthew Stafford in fourth quarter and got shoved hard out of bounds by Nate Burleson. While that unfolded, Stafford grabbed D.J. Moore by helmet and threw him to ground, setting off confrontation involving players from both teams that led to Moore's ejection. That happened few plays after Lance Briggs hit Calvin Johnson hard on a reception, and there was tension earlier in game when Jay Cutler had helmet ripped off by Ndamukong Suh after a run. ... Last week, Detroit rallied from 10 down in fourth quarter to beat Philadelphia, winning in OT on Jason Hanson's 45-yard field goal. Stafford led Lions to 17 points in last 10 minutes to force overtime, throwing TD pass and running for score. He finished with 311 yards passing. ... Lions committed 16 penalties last week. ... Johnson has one TD catch, none from Stafford. Had 135 yards receiving last week. ... DE Cliff Avril had two sacks last week. ... RB Mikel Leshoure ran for 70 yards on 15 carries last week. Missed rookie season with injured Achilles and was ineligible for first two games this year. ... Bears have won seven of past eight against Detroit. ... Bears tied with Atlanta for league lead with 17 takeaways (13 interceptions, four fumble recoveries) and tied for fourth with 18 sacks. ... Bears matched their single-season record with five interception returns for TDs - all over past three games. ... Devin Hester returned punt 82 yards for TD last time Bears played Lions. With 18 return TDs, Hester one away from tying Deion Sanders' NFL record. He is already all-time leader with 17 kick return TDs. ... LB Lance Briggs and CB Charles Tillman became first teammates in NFL to return interceptions for TDs in back-to-back games, doing it against Jacksonville two weeks ago after they each ran one back the previous week against Dallas. ... Tillman also Bears career leader with eight defensive TDs - seven on INTs and one on a fumble return. ... CB Tim Jennings t ied with Atlanta's Thomas DeCoud for league lead with career-high four INTs.


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