Bears-Texans Capsule

CHICAGO BEARS at HOUSTON TEXANS

Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, Fox

OPENING LINE — Texans by 5

SERIES RECORD — Texans lead 3-0

LAST MEETING — Texans beat Bears 13-6, Nov. 11, 2012

AP PRO32 RANKING — Bears No. 29, Texans No. 12

BEARS OFFENSE — OVERALL (21), RUSH (11), PASS (23)

BEARS DEFENSE — OVERALL (14), RUSH (22), PASS (4)

TEXANS OFFENSE — OVERALL (19), RUSH (15), PASS (18)

TEXANS DEFENSE — OVERALL (3), RUSH (10), PASS (3)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Bears QB Jay Cutler threw for 3,659 yards and 21 TDs last season. ... WR Alshon Jeffery has had at least 1,100 yards receiving in two of last three seasons. ... Seventh overall pick in 2015 draft WR Kevin White will make NFL debut after missing season with stress fracture in left shin. ... TE Zach Miller has scored five TDs in last eight games. ... LB Christian Jones leads team with 147 tackles combined in past two seasons. ... RB Jeremy Langford was third among NFC rookies with six rushing TDs last season. ... WR Eddie Royal has two receiving TDs in two career games against Texans. ... CB Kyle Fuller has 117 tackles since 2014. ... QB Brock Osweiler will make Houston debut after starting seven games for Denver last season. He will be 13th QB to start for Texans since they entered league in 2002. ... RB Lamar Miller also makes debut with Texans after running for 872 yards for Dolphins last season. ... DE J.J. Watt led NFL with 17 1/2 sacks. His 74 1/2 sacks since 2011 are most in NFL. ... LB Whitney Mercilus had career-high 12 sacks last year. ... LB Brian Cushing led team with 110 tackles in 2015. ... OLB Jadeveon Clowney, top overall pick in 2014 draft, had 4 1/2 sacks last season in 13 games. Fantasy Tip: Houston WR DeAndre Hopkins was third in NFL with career-high 1,521 yards last season. He could be even more of threat after Texans added receivers Will Fuller and Braxton Miller in draft.


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