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NFL Capsule: Bears at Lions 12-27-12

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CHICAGO, IL- OCTOBER 22: Julius Peppers #90 of the Chicago Bears pressures Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions on October 22, 2012 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL- OCTOBER 22: Julius Peppers #90 of the Chicago Bears pressures Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions on October 22, 2012 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO (9-6) At DETROIT (4-11)

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OPENING LINE — Bears by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Chicago 7-8; Detroit 5-10

SERIES RECORD — Bears lead 95-65-5

AP PRO32 RANKING — Bears No. 13; Lions No. 28

LAST MEETING — Bears beat Lions 13-7, Oct. 22

LAST WEEK — Bears beat Cardinals 28-13; Lions lost to Falcons 31-18

BEARS OFFENSE — OVERALL (28), RUSH (9), PASS (29)

BEARS DEFENSE — OVERALL (5), RUSH (9), PASS (T6)

LIONS OFFENSE — OVERALL (2), RUSH (23), PASS (1)

LIONS DEFENSE — OVERALL (13), RUSH (18), PASS (14)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Bears can clinch playoff spot with win and Minnesota loss. … After victories Nov. 4, Bears were 7-1, Lions were 4-4. Since then, Bears have lost five of seven and Lions have dropped seven straight. … Detroit QB Matthew Stafford needs seven attempts to break NFL single-season record (691) by Drew Bledsoe. … Chicago’s defense has eight interception returns for touchdowns, tied for second most in season in NFL history. Detroit has allowed league-high 10 TDs on interception, fumble, punt and kickoff returns. … Lions WR Calvin Johnson surpassed Jerry Rice’s single-season record for yards receiving last weekend and now has 1,892. … With Bears, QB Jay Cutler is 6-1 vs. Lions with 11 TDs and only one INT. … Chicago DE Julius Peppers has 11 sacks and five forced fumbles in nine games vs. Detroit. … Detroit RB Mikel Leshoure has eight rushing scores in last eight games. … Johnson has 100 or more yards receiving in eight straight games, longest streak in NFL history. Has 11 games of 100 yards or more, tied for most in season with Hall of Famer Michael Irvin. … Bears lead league with 40 takeaways — 17 fumbles and 23 interceptions.

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