NFL Week Six Capsule – Bears at Falcons

CHICAGO BEARS (2-3) AT ATLANTA FALCONS (2-3)

SERIES

BEARS FALCONS
SERIES LEADER 13-12  
STREAKS   2 of past 3
COACHES VS. OPP. Trestman: 0-0 Smith: 2-1
LAST WEEK L 31-24 at Panthers L 30-20 at Giants
LAST GAME 9/11/11: Falcons 12 at Bears 30. Chicago RB Matt Forté records 158 scrimmage yards (68 rushing, 90 receiving) & 56-yard TD rec. Bears QB Jay Cutler has 312 passing yards & 2 TDs.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/18/09: Falcons 21, Bears 14. Atlanta WR Roddy White has 4 receptions for 56 yards, including 40-yard TD. Atlanta S Thomas DeCoud records 2 INTs.
BROADCAST FOX (4:25 PM ET): Justin Kutcher, David Diehl, Laura Okmin (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 135 (Chi.), 92 (Atl.). XM: 225 (Atl.).

 

STATS

PASSING Cutler: 130-191-1295-12 (T1C)-6-94.9 Ryan: 130-197-1579 (1C)-11 (T3C)-6-96.4
RUSHING Forté: 82-319-3.9-0 S. Jackson: 63-238-3.8-2
RECEIVING Forté (RB): 36 (2L)-299-8.3-1 J. Jones: 40 (1L)-552 (1L)-13.8-3
OFFENSE 348.6 434.6 (3L)
TAKE/GIVE +1 -2
DEFENSE 362.4 407.2
SACKS Young: 5 (T3L) 4 tied: 1
INTs Fuller (R): 3 (T1L) Ishmael, McClain: 1
PUNTING O’Donnell (R): 45.6 Bosher: 43.8
KICKING Gould: 32 (14/14 PAT; 6/7 FG) Bryant: 37 (19/19 PAT; 6/7 FG)

NOTES

BEARS: QB JAY CUTLER aims for 3rd in row vs. Atl. with 300+ yards & 2+ TDs. In last meeting, completed 22 of 32 (68.8 pct.) for 312 yards with 2 TDs vs. 1 INT for 107.8 rating. Ties for NFC lead with 12 TD passes…In last game vs. Atl., RB MATT FORTÉ had 158 scrimmage yards (90 rec., 68 rush) & rec. TD (56 yards). Had 166 scrimmage yards last week, incl. 12 catches for 105 yards & TD…Since 2012, WR BRANDON MARSHALL has 28 rec. TDs, tied for 2nd most in NFL.Is tied for 2nd in NFC this year with 5 rec. TDs. In past 3 games indoors, WR ALSHON JEFFERY has 21 catches for 398 yards (132.7 per game) & 3 TDs. Had 6 catches for 97 yards & TD last week. TE MARTELLUS BENNETT ties for NFC TE lead with 4 rec. TDs…Rookie CB KYLE FULLER is only player in NFL with 3+ INTs & 2+ FFs. DE JARED ALLEN has 2 sacks in 3 career meetings. Since entering NFL in 2004, leads NFL with 128.5 sacks. Since 2012, CB TIM JENNINGS is 2nd in NFL with 13 INTs & ties for 3rd with 3 INT-TDs. DE WILLIE YOUNG ranks 2nd in NFC with 5 sacks…FALCONS: QB MATT RYAN is 2-0 at home vs. Chi. Is 38-10 (.792) at home in career with 98.7 rating. In 2014, is 2-0 at home completing 52 of 67 (77.6 pct.) for 734 yards with 6 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 142.2 rating. When Ryan starts & has 100+ rating, Falcons are 36-2 (.947)…In 12/11/06 meeting (with StL), RB STEVEN JACKSON had rush TD & rec. TD, 1 of 4 career games with both. RB ANTONE SMITH had 74-yard rec. TD last week. Has 6 career TDs (4 rush, 2 rec.) & averages 50.3 yards per TD…WR JULIO JONES has 41 catches for 666 yards (133.2 per game) & 3 TDs in past 5 home games. Has 99+ rec. yards in all 5. WR RODDY WHITE aims for 3rd in row at home vs. Chi. with TD catch. PR-KR-WR DEVIN HESTER played 1st 8 seasons with Chi. & scored 33 TDs, incl. 19 return TDs…DE KROY BIERMANN had 50-yard INT-TD & sack in last meeting. Only player in team history with 50-yard INT-TD & sack in same game.


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