NFL PREVIEW: HOUSTON TEXANS (4-8) AT CHICAGO BEARS (5-7)
WEEK 14 // SUNDAY, DEC. 6, 2020 // 1:00 PM ET // SOLDIER FIELD // REFEREE: LAND CLARK
REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY:
LEADER: Texans lead all-time series, 4-0
STREAKS: Texans have won past 4
LAST GAME: 9/11/16: Bears 14 at Texans 23
LAST GAME AT SITE: 11/11/12: Texans 13, Bears 6
QB DESHAUN WATSON completed 26 of 38 passes (68.4 pct.) for 341 yards & rushed for 38 yards & TD last week. Has rush TD in 2 of past 3. Aims for 4th in row with 315+ pass yards. Has 927 pass yards (309 per game) & 8 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 126.1 rating in 3 career games vs. NFC North. Aims for 5th in row on road with 1+ TD pass, 0 INTs & 90+ rating. Ranks 2nd in NFL with 3,542 pass yards & tied-3rd with 110 rating this season. • RB DAVID JOHNSON rushed for TD last week & has rush TD in 3 of his past 4. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Chi. with TD. Has 313 scrimmage yards (104.3 per game) & 2 rec. TDs in his past 3 vs. NFC North. RB DUKE JOHNSON had season-high 6 catches in Week 13. Had 101 srimmage yards (81 rec., 20 rush) & 7 catches in only career game vs. Chi. (12/24/17 with Cle.). Has TD in 2 of his past 3 on road. • WR BRANDIN COOKS aims for 4th in row with 65+ rec. yards & 3rd in row with 5+ catches. WR KEKE COUTEE led team with 8 catches for career-high 141 rec. yards last week. WR CHAD HANSEN set career highs in catches (5) & rec. yards (101) in season debut last week. • DE J.J. WATT had season-high 4 TFL & 5th sack of season last week. Had TFL in last road meeting. Has 4 PD in past 3. DE JACOB MARTIN had sack in Week 13. LB WHITNEY MERCILUS had 2 sacks & FF in last meeting. Has sack in 3 of his past 4 vs. NFC North. LB ZACH CUNNINGHAM aims for 5th in row with 9+ tackles. Leads NFL with 118 tackles this season. LB TYRELL ADAMS aims for 3rd in row with 12+ tackles. S A.J. MOORE had 1st-career sack last week.
QB MITCHELL TRUBISKY completed 26 of 34 attempts (76.5 pct.) for 267 yards & TD vs. 0 INTs for 108.3 rating last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with 25+ completions. QB NICK FOLES passed for career-high 471 yards & 4 TDs vs. INT for 120.4 rating in his last start vs. Hou. (12/23/18 w/ Phi.). • RB DAVID MONTGOMERY had 111 scrimmage yards (72 rush, 39 rec.) & 2 rush TDs last week, his 2nd-career game with 2 rush TDs. Aims for his 3rd in row with 100+ scrimmage yards & TD. Has 50+ scrimmage yards in 10 of his 11 games this season. Needs 62 scrimmage yards for 2nd-consecutive 1,000+ scrimmage yard season. • WR ALLEN ROBINSON led team with 6 receptions for 75 yards last week. Aims for his 6th in row with 6+ catches. Is 1 of 2 NFC WRs (DEANDRE HOPKINS) with 10 games of 5+ receptions in 2020. Need 96 rec. yards for 2nd-consecutive 1,000-yard season. WR CORDARRELLE PATTERSON had 59 rush yards & 1st rush TD of season last week, his 8th-career rush TD. WR ANTHONY MILLER has 5+ catches & 50+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 at home. Rookie TE COLE KMET had 2nd-career TD catch in Week 13. • LB KHALIL MACK had sack in his last game vs. Hou. (11/21/16 w/ Oak.). Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Hou. with TFL. LB ROQUAN SMITH is 1st player since LUKE KUECHLY (2018) with 100+ tackles (110) & 15+ TFL (15) in single season. LB DANNY TREVATHAN had 11 tackles & sack in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Hou. with sack. S EDDIE JACKSON has PD in 4 of his past 5. Has FF in 2 of his past 3 at home.
ON THE AIRWAVES TV: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Harlan, Trent Green, Melanie Collins (field reporter) SIRIUS: 133 (Hou), 81 (Chi) | XM: 382 (Hou), 226 (Chi)