Compiled by Jonathan Kerber
Associated Press Writer
NFL matchup for Week 14 (times EST):
Thursday, Dec. 6
CHICAGO (5-7) At WASHINGTON (5-7)
8:15 p.m., NFLN
OPENING LINE - Redskins by 3.
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Bears 4-8; Redskins 3-7-2.
SERIES RECORD - Bears lead series 23-21-1.
LAST MEETING - Redskins 9, Bears 7, Sept. 11, 2005 at Washington.
LAST WEEK - Bears lost to Giants 21-16; Redskins lost to Bills 17-16.
BEARS OFFENSE - OVERALL (24), RUSH (31), PASS (14)
BEARS DEFENSE - OVERALL (28), RUSH (27), PASS (25)
REDSKINS OFFENSE - OVERALL (17), RUSH (9), PASS (15)
REDSKINS DEFENSE - OVERALL (10), RUSH (10), PASS (17)
finished with season-high seven receptions. ... Bears average 83.8 yards rushing per game, last in NFC. ... TE Desmond Clark is averaging 68.5 yards receiving in past two after averaging 22.3 in previous three. ... LB Brian Urlacher had season-high 14 tackles and one INT last week. He leads team with 96 tackles. ... CB Nathan Vasher has missed nine straight games and is questionable. ... PR-KR Devin Hester averages 15.1 yards per punt return, tied for best in NFC. ... DE Adewale Ogunleye has six sacks in past five games and forced fumble in four straight. ... Redskins have lost four straight. ... Washington is tied for last in NFC with minus-9 turnover differential. Redskins have lost NFC-worst 15 fumbles. ... RB Clinton Portis is averaging 51.3 yards rushing over past three games. Portis needs 80 yards for his fifth 1,000-yard season and has three straight 100-yard games vs. Bears. ... Chris Cooley (53 receptions, 584 yards) leads NFC TEs with seven TDs. ... Coach Joe Gibbs is 8-3 vs. Bears. ... K Shaun Suisham has hit 15 FGs in last five games. ... RB-KR Rock Cartwright leads conference with 27.3 yards per kick return.
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