NFL Capsule: Bears at Cardinals

The Associated Press Published:

CHICAGO (8-6) At ARIZONA (5-9)

Sunday, 4:05 p.m. FOX

OPENING LINE -- Bears by 5½

RECORD VS. SPREAD -- Chicago 6-8; Arizona 6-8

SERIES RECORD -- Bears lead 55-27-6

AP PRO32 RANKING -- Bears No. 16; Cardinals No. 27

LAST MEETING -- Cardinals beat Bears 41-21, Nov. 8, 2009

LAST WEEK -- Bears lost to Packers 21-13; Cardinals beat Lions 38-10

BEARS OFFENSE -- OVERALL (29), RUSH (12T), PASS (28)

BEARS DEFENSE -- OVERALL (5), RUSH (12), PASS (6)

CARDINALS OFFENSE -- OVERALL (32), RUSH (32), PASS (29)

CARDINALS DEFENSE -- OVERALL (11), RUSH (28), PASS (4)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES -- Series dates to 1920, NFL's first season, when Bears were Decatur Staleys and Cardinals were Chicago Cardinals. ... Teams divided Chicago in half, Bears in north, Cardinals in south. For many years, Bears played in Wrigley Field, Cardinals in Comiskey Park. ... Bears LB Lance Briggs, on weekly television show, backed teammate Brian Urlacher's criticism of fans for booing team at home, saying, "Nobody, on any team I've ever been on, gets booed more at home than here in Chicago." ... Bears placed RB Michael Bush on injured reserve Tuesday. ... Chicago's Devin Hester has 12 career punt return TDs but none this season; Arizona's Patrick Peterson had four punt return TDs as rookie but none this season. ... Cardinals lead NFL with 22 interceptions, Bears second with 21. ... Bears have lost six of seven, Cardinals have dropped nine of 10. ... Cardinals 4-3 at home, 1-6 on road. ... Arizona beat Lions by 28 points last Sunday despite managing fewer than 200 total yards of offense. ... Bears most recent visit to Arizona, on Monday night in 2006, featured then-Cardinals coach Dennis Green's "they are who we thought they were" postgame rant.

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