CHICAGO (2-5) at SAN DIEGO (2-6)
Monday, 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
OPENING LINE - Chargers by 4 1/2
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Bears 3-4, Chargers 3-5
SERIES RECORD - Bears lead 6-5
LAST MEETING - Bears beat Chargers 31-20, Nov. 20, 2011
LAST WEEK - Bears lost to Vikings 23-20; Chargers lost to Ravens 29-26
AP PRO32 RANKING - Bears No. 28, Chargers No. 25
BEARS OFFENSE - OVERALL (27), RUSH (16), PASS (22).
BEARS DEFENSE - OVERALL (9), RUSH (29), PASS (4).
CHARGERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (1), RUSH (29), PASS (1).
CHARGERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (19), RUSH (27), PASS (13).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - ... Bears have won five of last six in series. ... Bears coach John Fox was boss of Chargers coach Mike McCoy at Carolina, Denver. ... Fox is 8-3 vs. Chargers; McCoy facing Bears for first time. ... Bears expected to be without star RB Matt Forte, veteran WR Eddie Royal. Both injured knees in loss to Vikings. ... If Forte is unavailable, rookie Jeremy Langford would carry bigger load. ... Royal was with Chargers last three seasons. ... This could be last prime-time game at Qualcomm Stadium. Chargers plan to file for relocation to Los Angeles area in January; move must be approved by NFL owners. Chargers, Raiders are planning joint $1.7 billion stadium in industrial suburb of Carson if they don't get new stadiums in home markets. St. Louis Rams also vying for LA market. ... Chargers have been flexed out of Sunday night home game vs. Chiefs on Nov. 22. ... Chargers WR Keenan Allen placed on season-ending injured reserve after lacerating kidney at end of spectacular TD catch in loss at Baltimore. Allen was second in NFL with 67 catches, third with 725 yards. Dontrelle Inman expected to step into starting role. ... Chargers on first four-game losing streak in McCoy's three seasons. ... Chargers QB Philip Rivers leads NFL with 243 completions, 348 attempts, 2,753 yards, is on pace to rewrite all of team's season passing records. Rivers holds records for completions (379); Hall of Famer Dan Fouts holds marks for attempts (609), yards (4,802). ... Chargers cut PR/WR Jacoby Jones, who had minus-4 yards on eight returns. ...Chargers rookie RB Melvin Gordon has yet to score first NFL TD. ... Fantasy Tip: Rivers has passed for at least 300 yards each of last five games, including 503 three weeks ago at Green Bay. He's thrown 13 TD passes over last five games.
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