Texans vs Bears Week 10 Capsule

HOUSTON TEXANS (7-1) AT CHICAGO BEARS (7-1)

SERIES

TEXANS BEARS
SERIES LEADER 2-0  
STREAKS 2-0  
COACHES VS. OPP. Kubiak: 1-0 Smith: 0-2
LAST WEEK W 21-9 vs. Bills W 51-20 at Titans
LAST GAME 12/28/08: Bears 24 at Texans 31. Houston scores 21 unanswered points after trailing 10-0. Texans WR Andre Johnson has 148 rec. yards & 2 TD catches (43, 3).
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/19/04: Texans 24, Bears 5.  Houston QB David Carr hits WR Corey Bradford for TD as Texans defense forces 4 turnovers, including LB Charlie Anderson’s 60-yard FR-TD.
BROADCAST NBC (7:20 PM CT): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Dave Sims, James Lofton, Hub Arkush (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 94 (DGR), 92 (Hou.), 93 (Chi.). XM: 227 (DGR), 225 (Hou.), 226 (Chi.). 

STATS

PASSING Schaub: 159-249-1,918-12-4-96.8 Cutler: 144-241-1,774-12-8-85.3
RUSHING Foster: 192-770 (1C)-4.0-10 (1L) Forté: 107-539-5.0-3
RECEIVING A. Johnson: 42-562-13.4-2 Marshall: 59 (2C)-797 (1C)-13.5-7 (T3L)
OFFENSE 371.8 324.4
TAKE/GIVE +8 (2C) +16 (1L)
DEFENSE 286.1 (3L) 318.1
SACKS Watt: 10.5 (1L) Melton, Peppers: 5
INTs Jackson: 3 (T2C) Jennings: 6 (1L)
PUNTING Do. Jones: 47.2 Podlesh: 42.1
KICKING S. Graham: 67 (28/28 PAT; 13/15 FG) Gould: 74 (26/26 PAT; 16/18 FG)

NOTES

TEXANS: Aim for 1st 8-1 start in team history. Are 3-0 on road…In past 12, QB MATT SCHAUB is 11-1 with 17 TDs vs. 5 INTs & 100.4 rating. Schaub (19,854) needs 146 pass yards to reach 20,000 career. In only start vs. Chi. (12/28/08), completed 27 of 36 passes (75 pct.) for 328 yards with 2 TDs & 121.1 rating…RB ARIAN FOSTER aims for 11th in row with TD. Since ’10, Foster leads NFL in total TDs (41; 36 rush, 5 rec.), scrim. yards per game (132.6) & rush yards per game (97.6). Has reached 10+ rush TDs for 3rd season in row…WR ANDRE JOHNSON had 40th game with 100+ rec yards last week. Since entering NFL in ’03, avg. NFL-best in rec. yards per game (78.6) & rec/game (5.8). Had 10 rec for 148 yards with 2 TDs in last meeting…TE OWEN DANIELS has 5 TDs, tied for most in career (5 in ’06 & ’09)…Defense allows AFC-low 17.1 pts/game…DE J.J. WATT has 0.5+ sack in 7 of 8…Rookie LB WHITNEY MERCILUS has sack in each of past 2…BEARS: QB JAY CUTLER had 3 TDs & 138.1 rating last week. Incl. playoffs, when he has 100+ rating, his teams are 26-0…RB MATT FORTÉ aims for 3rd in row with rush TD…WR BRANDON MARSHALL had 9 catches for 122 yards & 3 TDs last week. Has 43 catches for 583 yards (116.6 per game) & 6 TDs in past 5…Defense has 7 INT-TDs, most in NFL history through 1st 8 games. Bears have INT-TD in 5 of past 6 & are 1st team since 1961 SD with INT-TD in 5 games during 6-game span. LB BRIAN URLACHER had 46-yard INT-TD last week. Has 22 INTs & tied HOFer DICK BUTKUS for 2nd most by Bears LB. CB CHARLES TILLMAN had 4 FFs last week. Leads NFL with 7 FFs & is tied for NFL lead with LB LANCE BRIGGS with 2 INT-TDs. CB TIM JENNINGS has 7 INTs in past 9 & leads NFL with 6 INTs. DE COREY WOOTTON had sack & 5-yard blocked punt TD last week. DE JULIUS PEPPERS has 2.5 sacks in past 3. 


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