BEARS-PACKERS REACHES 200:
The CHICAGO BEARS and GREEN BAY PACKERS renew one of the richest rivalries in sports history on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, FOX). Sunday’s contest is the 200th meeting in the series, including postseason.
- Bears quarterback MITCHELL TRUBISKY has thrown three touchdown passes in each of his past two games, wins over the Lions and Cowboys, respectively. Meanwhile, in his past eight games at Lambeau Field against Chicago, Green Bay quarterback AARON RODGERS has 23 passing touchdowns and two interceptions for a passer rating of 116.0.
The career leaders in the Bears-Packers series, including postseason, in notable categories:
|Aaron Rodgers||Passer rating (min. 100 att.)||105.2|
|Brett Favre||Passing touchdowns||53|
|Brett Favre||Passing yards||7,660|
|Walter Payton||Rushing yards||2,484|
|Don Hutson||Receiving yards||1,461|
|Walter Payton||Scrimmage yards||2,922|
|Mason Crosby||Points scored||185|
LAST-SECOND WIN IN STARTING DEBUT:
The DENVER BRONCOS and rookie quarterback DREW LOCK, who has won his first two starts, head to Kansas City to meet the KANSAS CITY CHIEFS on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, CBS). On December 1, Lock led the Broncos to a dramatic walk-off win over the Chargers, 23-20, in his first NFL start. The last quarterback to do that prior to Lock was his opponent Sunday, Chiefs quarterback PATRICK MAHOMES, who made his first NFL start at the end of his 2017 rookie season on the same field in Denver. Mahomes and the Chiefs beat the Broncos, 27-24, as time expired on December 31, 2017.
- Lock, making his first-career road start last week, passed for 309 yards with three touchdowns and one interception for a 136.0 passer rating in the Broncos‘ 38-24 win at Houston. He became the first rookie in the Super Bowl era to pass for at least 300 yards and three touchdowns in his first career road start.
- Denver running back PHILLIP LINDSAY had 55 scrimmage yards (51 rushing, 4 receiving) and a rushing touchdown on Sunday. Lindsay, who had 1,278 scrimmage yards as a rookie in 2018, has 1,004 scrimmage yards this season and is the third undrafted player with at least 1,000 scrimmage yards in each of his first two seasons in the common-draft era.
NFL SCHEDULE, DECEMBER 12, 15-16
(All times Eastern)
|New York Jets at Baltimore Ravens||8:20 PM||FOX/NFLN
|Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins||1:00 PM||FOX|
|Sunday||Cleveland Browns at Arizona Cardinals||4:05 PM||CBS|
|Seattle Seahawks at Carolina Panthers||1:00 PM||FOX||Minnesota Vikings at Los Angeles Chargers||4:05 PM||CBS|
|New England Patriots at Cincinnati Bengals||1:00 PM||CBS||Jacksonville Jaguars at Oakland Raiders||4:05 PM||CBS|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Detroit Lions||1:00 PM||FOX||Los Angeles Rams at Dallas Cowboys||4:25 PM||PULS 4|
|Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers||1:00 PM||FOX||Atlanta Falcons at San Francisco 49ers||4:25 PM||FOX|
|Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs||1:00 PM||PULS 4||Buffalo Bills at Pittsburgh Steelers||8:20 PM||NBC|
|Miami Dolphins at New York Giants||1:00 PM||CBS||Monday|
|Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans||1:00 PM||CBS||Indianapolis Colts at New Orleans Saints||8:15 PM||ESPN|