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Bears-Redskins capsule

By The Associated Press
    2013-10-17 13:02

CHICAGO (4-2) At WASHINGTON (1-4)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE - Bears by 1 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Chicago 1-4-1, Washington 1-4

SERIES RECORD - Tied 23-23-1

LAST MEETING - Redskins beat Bears 17-14, Oct. 24, 2010

LAST WEEK - Bears beat Giants, 27-21; Redskins lost to Cowboys, 31-16

AP PRO32 RANKING - Bears No. 11, Redskins No. 28

BEARS OFFENSE - OVERALL (11), RUSH (17), PASS (13)

BEARS DEFENSE - OVERALL (20), RUSH (12), PASS (23)

REDSKINS OFFENSE - OVERALL (4), RUSH (10), PASS (10)

REDSKINS DEFENSE - OVERALL (27), RUSH (27), PASS (24)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Bears are tied with Lions for first place in NFC North. ... Chicago is tied for NFC lead in takeaways (17) and leads NFC in turnover differential (plus-7). ... Bears QB Jay Cutler aims for third straight game with 100-plus passer rating. Since joining Chicago in 2009, Cutler is 23-11 with 54 TDs and 32 interceptions at home and just 15-13 with 40 TDs and 37 INTs on road. ... Chicago CB Tim Jennings leads NFL with 108 yards on interception returns. He's had three INTs and returned two for TDs. Bears have 11 INT returns for TDs since start of 2012, most in NFL. ... Chicago's Devin Hester is third in NFL in kickoff return average (30.3 yards), but coverage units have struggled, ranking 29th (15.2) in punt coverage and 27th (26.4) in kickoff coverage. ... Bears K Robbie Gould has made all 10 FG attempts this season, including NFL-long 58 yarder. ... Bears have outscored opponents 51-15 in fourth quarter. ... Redskins QB Robert Griffin III ran for 77 yards last week, more than his rushing total in first four games combined (72). Griffin has matched interception total (five) from last season and leads all NFL players with 18 fumbles since start of 2012 season. All but four of his fumbles have been recovered by Redskins. ... Redskins have only one first-half offensive touchdown and have been outscored 95-37 in the first half. ... Washington CB DeAngelo Hall tied NFL record with four interceptions in last Bears-Redskins game, including one returned 92 yards for TD. ... Redskins WR Santana Moss needs 71 yards receiving to reach 10,000. With four catches, Moss would pass Gary Clark (549) for third most in team history. ... Redskins are one of three NFL teams (Eagles and Packers) ranked in top 10 in both rushing offense and passing offense. ... Washington ranks low in all major special teams categories: 27th in punt return average (4.8), 30th in kickoff return average (19.3), last in punt coverage (19.1), 28th in kickoff coverage (26.4). P Sav Rocca is last in both gross (41.8) and net (33.7) punting average.

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