NFL Capsule: Texans at Bears

NFL Capsule: Texans at Bears
November 8, 2012, 3:33 pm
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HOUSTON (7-1) At CHICAGO (7-1)

Sunday, 8:20 p.m., NBC

OPENING LINE - Bears by 1

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Houston 6-2; Chicago 5-3

SERIES RECORD - Texans lead 2-0

AP PRO32 RANKING - Texans No. 2; Bears No. 3

LAST MEETING - Texans beat Bears 31-24, Dec. 28, 2008

LAST WEEK - Texans beat Bills 21-9; Bears beat Titans 51-20

TEXANS OFFENSE - OVERALL (12), RUSH (8), PASS (16)

TEXANS DEFENSE - OVERALL (3), RUSH (2), PASS (4)

BEARS OFFENSE - OVERALL (25), RUSH (11), PASS (29)

BEARS DEFENSE - OVERALL (6), RUSH (6), PASS (16)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Both teams' only loss is to Green Bay. ... This will be second game against NFC opponent for Houston. ... Texans off to best start in franchise history. ... Defense hasn't allowed rushing touchdown in 11 games, dating back to 2011. ... Houston has committed league-low six turnovers. ... RB Arian Foster has scored TD in team-record 10 straight games and leads NFL with 11 this season (10 rushing, one receiving). Including playoffs, Foster has scored in 12 straight games. ... WR Andre Johnson had 118 yards receiving last week. ... DE J.J. Watt leads NFL with 10 1/2 sacks. ... Bears have won six straight, their longest streak since 7-0 start in 2006. ... Chicago 3-0 against AFC with wins over Indianapolis, Jacksonville and Tennessee. ... Bears rank third in NFL in points per game (29.5) and second in scoring defense (15.0 ppg). Lead league in takeaways (28) and turnover differential (plus 16). ... Bears' 51 points last week were most for them since 61-7 win over Green Bay at Soldier Field on Dec. 7, 1980. ... Bears have seven defensive TDs, tying team record set in 1942 - all on interception returns. Seven INT returns for TDs are tied for third all-time behind 1998 Seattle Seahawks (eight) and 1961 San Diego Chargers (nine). ... Bears have eight total return TDs (seven INT returns, one blocked punt) - two shy of club record set last year. ... Chicago leads NFL with five red-zone takeaways. ... Bears tied for third in league with 25 sacks. ... With 59 receptions for 797 yards, Brandon Marshall ranks second in NFL in yards receiving and fourth in receptions. Tied for third in league with seven touchdown catches. ... CB Charles Tillman franchise record holder with eight career defensive TDs (seven INT returns, 1 fumble return). Had career-high four forced fumbles against Tennessee last week. ... LB Brian Urlacher had 46-yd INT return for TD last week. ... Matt Forte had 103 yards rushing with TD last week. ... CB Tim Jennings leads NFL with career-high six INTs. ... With 18 career return TDs, Devin Hester needs one to tie Deion Sanders' NFL record. Hester already holds league marks for career kick return touchdowns (17) and career punt return touchdowns (12).

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