Jets-Bears Preview Capsule
NEW YORK JETS (3-4) at CHICAGO (3-3)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE — Bears by 6
RECORD VS. SPREAD — New York 3-4, Chicago 3-3
SERIES RECORD — Bears lead 8-3
LAST MEETING — Bears beat Jets 27-19, Sept. 22, 2014
LAST WEEK — Jets lost to Minnesota 37-17; Bears lost to New England 38-31
AP PRO32 RANKING — Jets No. 25, Bears No. 15 (tie)
JETS OFFENSE — OVERALL (26), RUSH (12), PASS (27).
JETS DEFENSE — OVERALL (19t), RUSH (14), PASS (20).
BEARS OFFENSE — OVERALL (11), RUSH (6), PASS (20).
BEARS DEFENSE — OVERALL (12), RUSH (4), PASS (18).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Jets were 3-4 last season, finished 5-11 for second straight year. ... Rookie QB Sam Darnold coming off worst game as pro with three interceptions. No. 3 overall draft pick leads league with 10 interceptions to go with one of NFL's worst completion percentages (56.1), passer ratings (74.3). ... Jets signed WR Rishard Matthews — released by Tennessee last month at his request — on Tuesday to help banged-up receiving group. Quincy Enunwa (sprained ankle) is out for few weeks. Terrelle Pryor (groin tear) was released last week with injury settlement. ... S Marcus Maye is sidelined with broken thumb and replacement Doug Middleton is on injured reserve after tearing pectoral muscle against Minnesota. ... CB Trumaine Johnson (quadriceps) has missed past three games. ... CB Buster Skrine is in concussion protocol, has missed two straight games. ... RB Bilal Powell suffered potential career-ending neck injury against Minnesota. ... Rookie TE Christopher Herndon has TD catches in back-to-back games. ... Bears have dropped two straight, fallen out of NFC North lead, after winning three in row to take sole possession of first place for first time since 2013. ... Chicago led league with 18 sacks through first four games. Bears have one since, are tied for eighth in league with 19 on season. ... LB Khalil Mack has no sacks past two games while being limited by ankle injury, after getting five in first four outings. ... QB Mitchell Trubisky aims for fourth straight game with more than 300 yards passing, though he was wild against New England. ... RB Jordan Howard has 311 yards rushing on 90 attempts — 3.5 per carry. ... Oft-injured WR Kevin White had his first two receptions of season last week for career-high 64 yards. White caught 54-yard "Hail Mary" but got stopped just short of end zone. ... TE Trey Burton caught nine passes for career-high 126 yards last week. ... Fantasy tip: Burton could be in for another big game going against injury-riddled defense.
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