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Lions-Bears Capsule

By The Associated Press
    2013-11-07 14:40

DETROIT (5-3) at CHICAGO (5-3)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX

OPENING LINE- OFF

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Detroit 4-4, Chicago 2-5-1

SERIES RECORD - Bears lead 96-66-5

LAST MEETING - Lions beat Bears 40-32, Sept. 29

LAST WEEK - Lions had bye; Bears beat Packers 27-20 on Monday night.

AP PRO32 RANKING - Lions No. 9, Bears No. 12

LIONS OFFENSE - OVERALL (3), RUSH (21), PASS (2)

LIONS DEFENSE - OVERALL (25), RUSH (14), PASS (26)

BEARS OFFENSE - OVERALL (10), RUSH (13), PASS (14)

BEARS DEFENSE - OVERALL (26), RUSH (29), PASS (23)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Reggie Bush 139 yards rushing, 34 receiving in win over Bears this season. Sixth in NFL with 121.9 total yards per game. ... DT Ndamukong Suh two sacks against Bears this season. ... S Louis Delmas two INTs against Chicago in September. ... WR Calvin Johnson with 329 yards receiving - second-best total in league history and most ever in regulation- in 31-30 comeback win against Dallas two weeks ago. Has five career 200-yard receiving games, needs one to surpass Lance Alworth for most all-time. ... C Dominic Raiola with 196 games played trails LB Wayne Walker by four for second place on Lions' list. ... QB Matthew Stafford third in yards passing (2,617), tied for fifth in touchdown passes (16) and ranks seventh in passer rating (94.7). With 15,424 yards passing, Stafford second on Lions' all-time list behind Bobby Layne (15,710). ... Bears tied for fourth with 19 takeaways and tied for third with 69 points off takeaways. Have four defensive TDs - three off INT returns. ... Bears have 240 points overall and rank second in league at 30 per game. Offense has 206 points, ranks fourth at 25.8 per game. ... Bears' Josh McCown was expected to get second straight start but Bears said Thursday that Jay Cutler (groin) will be back. McCown was 22 for 41 for 272 yards with two touchdowns last week. ... Matt Forte hit 100-yard rushing mark for 16th time on Monday, running for 125 yards. Bears now 15-1 when he rushes for at least 100. Forte's 179 yards from scrimmage (including 54 receiving) were fifth-highest total of career. With 5,985 yards rushing, Forte closing in on Neal Anderson (6,166) for second on club list. ... WR Brandon Marshall with three 100-yard receiving games this season after 107 yards against Packers. ... CB Charles Tillman with three INTs, three forced fumbles.

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