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Ravens-Bears Capsule

Thursday - 11/14/2013, 12:21pm  ET

The Associated Press

BALTIMORE (4-5) at CHICAGO (5-4)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE -- Bears by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD -- Baltimore 5-4, Chicago 2-6-1

SERIES RECORD -- Series tied 2-2

LAST MEETING -- Ravens beat Bears 31-7, Dec. 20, 2009

LAST WEEK -- Ravens beat Bengals 20-17 in OT; Bears lost to Lions 21-19

AP PRO32 RANKING -- Ravens No. 17, Bears No. 11

RAVENS OFFENSE -- OVERALL (29), RUSH (30), PASS (17)

RAVENS DEFENSE -- OVERALL (15), RUSH (10), PASS (18)

BEARS OFFENSE -- OVERALL (10), RUSH (15), PASS (8)

BEARS DEFENSE -- OVERALL (26), RUSH (31), PASS (23)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES -- Ravens dropped three straight before beating Cincinnati. Defending champions blew 17-0 halftime lead but won in OT on Justin Tucker's 46-yard FG after Bengals' Andy Dalton threw desperation TD pass to A.J. Green at end of regulation. ... Baltimore 1-4 on road, 3-1 at home. .. Ravens' defense tied for third with St. Louis with 32 sacks. ... QB Joe Flacco has been sacked five times in three of Baltimore's past four games, bringing season total to 30. Sacked five times last week while throwing for 140 yards and two interceptions. Also lost fumble in pocket. Flacco has 12 TD passes and 11 INTs after getting $120.6 million contract. ... RB Ray Rice with just 289 yards -- 2.5 per carry -- after four straight 1,000-yard seasons. Missed Baltimore's third game with hip flexor strain, has run for 45 yards or less in five of six games since. ... RB Bernard Pierce dealing with hamstring issue in recent weeks. ... OLB Terrell Suggs tied for fifth with nine sacks. ... OLB Elvis Dumervil tied for seventh with 8½ sacks. ... Tucker hit 16 straight FG conversions, third-longest active streak in league. ... Bears QB Jay Cutler week to week with high left ankle sprain and is out for this game. Was injured in second quarter against Detroit and left before game's final drive. Sat out previous game at Green Bay with torn groin muscle. ... CB Charles Tillman (torn right triceps muscle) will miss rest of regular season after being injured against Detroit. Zack Bowman replaces him. ... LB Lance Briggs (broken shoulder) ruled out. DT Henry Melton (torn anterior cruciate ligament), MLB D.J. Williams (torn pectoral muscle tendon) done for season. ... QB Josh McCown threw TD pass to Brandon Marshall on final drive last week but Matt Forte's 2-point conversion failed. McCown 42 of 70 for 538 yards with four TDs and no INTs in three games. ... Forte fourth in NFL with 1,023 yards from scrimmage (691 rushing, 332 receiving), tied for third in with seven TDs rushing.

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