Bears-Rams Capsule

Published on NewsOK Modified: November 21, 2013 at 11:53 am •  Published: November 21, 2013
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CHICAGO (6-4) at ST. LOUIS (4-6)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE — Pick-em

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Chicago 2-6-2, St. Louis 4-6

SERIES RECORD — Bears lead 52-35-3

LAST MEETING — Bears beat Rams 23-6, Sept. 23, 2012

LAST WEEK — Bears beat Ravens 23-20, OT; Rams had bye

AP PRO32 RANKING — Bears No. 11, Rams No. 21

BEARS OFFENSE — OVERALL (9), RUSH (18), PASS (10)

BEARS DEFENSE — OVERALL (24), RUSH (31), PASS (17)

RAMS OFFENSE — OVERALL (27), RUSH (22), PASS (21)

RAMS DEFENSE — OVERALL (19), RUSH (18), PASS (14)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Bears are tied for NFC North lead with Detroit. ... Bears have won four straight in series with average score of 22.3-6 the last three. ... QB Jay Cutler ruled out for second straight week with high left ankle sprain. Backup Josh McCown has passed for five touchdowns with no interceptions in four games overall. ... DE Julius Peppers had two sacks last week, doubling his season total, and had season-best 11 tackles. ... RB Matt Forte has 6,101 career yards rushing and needs 66 yards to pass Neal Anderson for second on franchise list behind Walter Payton. He needs 130 yards from scrimmage to pass Anderson (8,929) for second — also behind Payton. ... G Kyle Long faces brother, Rams DE Chris Long, for first time. ... Rams coach Jeff Fisher is 1-4 against Bears, for whom he played from 1981-85. ... RB Zac Stacy has pair of 100-yard games last four times out and is second among NFL rookies with 537 yards rushing. ... DE Robert Quinn leads NFC with 12 sacks. ... QB Kellen Clemens had career-high 140.6 rating, averaged 27 yards per completion and passed for two touchdowns for first time in 38-8 rout at Indianapolis before bye. Rookie Tavon Austin became first player in NFL history with punt return of 95-plus yards and two touchdown receptions 55 yards or longer in that game. ... P Johnny Hekker leads NFL with 43.5 net average.



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