Bears-Colts Capsule

BY foxsports • October 6, 2016


Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, Fox

OPENING LINE - Colts by 6

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Chicago 1-3, Indianapolis 1-3

SERIES RECORD - Colts lead 23-19

LAST MEETING - Bears beat Colts 41-21, Sept. 9, 2012

LAST WEEK - Bears beat Lions 17-14; Colts lost to Jaguars 30-27

AP PRO32 RANKING - Bears No. 30, Colts No. 28





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Bears have lost twice in series since Colts moved to Indianapolis in 1984 (2004 regular season at Chicago and Super Bowl following 2006 season). Bears have won other six meetings. ... Bears ruined opening of Lucas Oil Stadium with 29-13 victory in 2008 and ruined Andrew Luck's debut in 2012 season opener. ... Coach John Fox hasn't said whether Jay Cutler or Bryan Hoyer will start at QB this week. If Cutler plays, he would make 100th appearance as Bear in home state (Indiana). ... Hoyer is first Bears QB with back-to-back 300-yard games since Josh McCown in 2013. ... Last week, RB Jordan Howard, former Indiana University star, became Bears' first 100-yard runner since Matt Forte in September 2015. ... LB Danny Trevathan, then with Denver, was part of tandem that knocked Luck out for season last year with lacerated kidney. ... At 39-17 (.696), Colts are tied with Patriots for best winning percentage in games decided by three or fewer points since 2001, but are 0-1 in 2016. ... Luck needs one rushing TD to tie John Unitas (13) for No. 3 in franchise history among quarterbacks, two to tie Bert Jones (14) for No. 2 on franchise's career list by QB. ... RB Frank Gore needs 20 yards rushing to pass Jim Brown (12,312) for No. 9 on NFL's career list. ... Colts' streak of consecutive games without 100-yard rusher now stands at 54. ... K Adam Vinatieri has made 33 consecutive field goals, three short of own career best in Indy. ... WR Phillip Dorsett leads NFL with 23.9 yards per reception. ... WR T.Y. Hilton is tied for sixth in 2016 with 25 receptions and is No. 8 with 336 yards. ... OLB Erik Walden is tied for No. 2 in AFC in sacks (4) and No. 3 in AFC in forced fumbles (2). ... Colts could have starting offensive line (LT Anthony Castonzo, LG Jack Mewhort, C Ryan Kelly, RG Denzelle Good and RT Joe Reitz), top three CBs (Vontae Davis, Patrick Robinson and Darius Butler) and top three safeties (Mike Adams, Clayton Geathers and T.J. Green) on field for first time this season. ... Indy cut leading tackler, LB Sio Moore, and starting CB Antonio Cromartie on Tuesday. ... Fantasy Tip: Indy may be tied for No. 1 in league with best red-zone offense, but getting inside 20-yard line has been problematic. Take only automatic thing in Sunday's game, Vinatieri.


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