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Bears Vs. Bills: NFL Week 9 Capsules

It's premature to completely write off the Chicago Bears' chances in the NFC despite the fact that they've lost three of four and looked like anything but a legitimate Super Bowl contender in the process. The Bears are 4-3, and more importantly, 2-0 in divisional play. Before resuming their divisional schedule against the Vikings in Week 10, the Bears travel out of the country to play an inter-conference game against the winless Buffallo Bills. The Bills have played much better than their record suggests, particularly in recent weeks. But this week definitely presents a nice opportunity for the Bears to get back in the win-column with a precious road win.

Here's a few facts, figures and trends about the two teams' series history, as well as up-to-date season stats for both squads.

CHICAGO BEARS (4-3) AT BUFFALO BILLS (0-7) IN TORONTO

SERIES

BEARS

BILLS

SERIES LEADER

6-4

 

STREAKS

3 of past 5

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Smith: 1-0

Gailey: 0-1

LAST WEEK

Bye (Wk. 7: L 17-14 vs. Redskins)

L 13-10 at Chiefs (OT)

LAST GAME

10/8/06: Bills 7 at Bears 40. Chicago defense forces 5 TOs & allows just 145 yards & Bears' offense posts biggest point total in 13 years. Chicago improves to 5-0.

LAST GAME AT SITE

First meeting in Toronto. 9/29/02 (at Buffalo): Bills 33, Bears 27 (OT). Buffalo QB Drew Bledsoe throws 4 TD passes, including 26-yarder to RB Travis Henry 1:58 into OT.

BROADCAST

FOX (1:00 PM ET): Sam Rosen, Tim Ryan, Chris Myers (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 121 (Chi.), 129 (Buf.). XM: 107 (Buf.).

STATS

PASSING

Cutler: 111-181-1,483-7-7-84.1

Fitzpatrick: 105-176-1,200-12-5-91.1

RUSHING

Forté: 90-352-3.9-3

F. Jackson: 75-297-4.0-1

RECEIVING

Forté (RB): 26-303-11.7-3

St. Johnson: 30-409-13.6-6

OFFENSE

290.4

299.6

TAKE/GIVE

-1

-5

DEFENSE

305.3

384.3

SACKS

Idonije: 4.5

K. Williams: 3

INTs

D. Moore: 3

Davis: 1

PUNTING

Maynard: 38.4

Moorman: 44.3

KICKING

Gould: 48 (12/12 PAT; 12/14 FG)

Lindell: 41 (14/14 PAT; 9/12 FG)