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Bears at Titans Week Nine Capsule



SERIES LEADER Series tied, 5-5  
STREAKS 3 of past 4  
COACHES VS. OPP. Smith: 1-1 Munchak: 0-0
LAST WEEK W 23-22 vs. Panthers L 19-13 (OT) vs. Colts
LAST GAME 11/9/08: Titans 21 at Bears 14. Tennessee QB Kerry Collins throws 2 TD passes & RB LenDale White scores 4th-quarter TD to seal Titans 9th consecutive win to start season.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/14/04: Bears 19, Titans 17 (OT).  Chicago DE Mike Haynes returns INT 45 yards for TD.  Bears DE Adewale Ogunleye registers safety in OT for Bears’ win.
BROADCAST FOX (12:00 PM CT): Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 117 (Chi.), 86 (Ten.). XM: 229 (Ten.). 


PASSING Cutler: 125-215-1,545-9-8-78.9 Hasselbeck: 118-185-1,167-6-4-83.3
RUSHING Forté: 95-436-4.6-2 C. Johnson: 131-595 (T3C)-4.5-2
RECEIVING Marshall: 50-675 (1C)-13.5-4 Wright (R): 40-351-8.8-3
OFFENSE 319.6 326.6
TAKE/GIVE +12 (3L) -3
DEFENSE 316.0 421.3
SACKS Peppers: 5.5 Morgan, Wimbley: 2.5
INTs Jennings: 6 (1L) McCourty: 2
PUNTING Podlesh: 42.4 Kern: 47.4
KICKING Gould: 59 (20/20 PAT; 13/15 FG) Bironas: 54 (18/18 PAT; 12/15 FG)


BEARS: In only career meeting (11/19/07 with Den.), QB JAY CUTLER passed for 200 yards & 2 TDs for 137 rating. Incl. playoffs, when he has 100+ rating, his teams are 25-0…RB MATT FORTÉ had 126 scrim. yards (72 rush, 54 rec.) & TD catch in last meeting…In past 4, WR BRANDON MARSHALL has 34 catches for 461 yards (115.3 per game) & 3 TDs. Since 2007, has 524 catches, 3rd most in NFL.  Incl. playoffs, WR-KR-PR DEVIN HESTER has 19 total return TDs (12 PR, 6 KR, 1 missed FG), tied with HOFer DEION SANDERS for most in history…Defense has 6 INT-TDs, most of any team in NFL history through 7 games. LB LANCE BRIGGS & CB CHARLES TILLMAN are 1st teammates to each have INT-TD in consecutive games (Weeks 4 & 5). Tillman (7) & Briggs (5) have most INT-TDs in team history. CB TIM JENNINGS has 7 INTs in past 8 & had 1st career INT-TD vs. Car. DE JULIUS PEPPERS had 2 sacks & FF last week. S MAJOR WRIGHT has 3 INTs, INT-TD & FF in past 5…TITANS: Have won 10 past 12 at home vs. NFC…In past 3 starts vs. Bears (incl. postseason), QB MATT HASSELBECK has passed for 837 yards with 6 TDs vs.0 INTs & 96.2 rating. In past 2, Hasselbeck has 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 101.6 passer rating…For career, RB CHRIS JOHNSON averages 93.3 rush yards per game vs. NFC (1,679 rush yards in 18 games). Since Week 6, Johnson leads NFL with 385 rush yards. Has 4 career rush TDs of 80+ yards, most in NFL history. Has 30 career 100-yard rush games & Titans are 22-8 (.733) in such games. Since ’08, Johnson leads NFL with 6,240 rush yards…WR NATE WASHINGTON has 100+ rec. yards in 2 of past 3 vs. NFC (130, 112). Washington (295) needs 5 catches to reach 300 career. Has at least 1 reception in 70 consecutive games. WR KENDALL WRIGHT leads NFL rookies in rec. (40). Recorded 3rd TD catch of career last week…CB JASON MC COURTY has INT in 2 of past 3…S MICHAEL GRIFFIN posted 1st INT of season & 18th of career last week…Last week, K ROB BIRONAS (201) joined AL DEL GRECO (246) as only players in franchise history to make 200+ FGs.

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