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Game glance: New York Jets at Chicago Bears – Sports – Journal Star

NEW YORK JETS (3-4) at CHICAGO (3-3)

Sunday, noon, Soldier Field, Chicago, 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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