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Week 14 Preview: Houston Texans at Chicago Bears

Previewing the match-up between the Houston Texans visiting the Chicago Bears, focusing on key injuries and game notes.

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WEEK 14 GAME PREVIEWS:
TEN @ JAX | MIN @ TB | KC @ MIA | DEN @ CAR | HOU @ CHI | ARZ @ NYG | DAL @ CIN | IND @ LV
NYJ @ SEA | GB @ DET | ATL @ LAC | WAS @ SF | NE @ LAR | NO @ PHI | PIT @ BUF | BAL @ CLE

Houstons Texans @ Chicago Bears
When: 12/6 @ 1:00pm ET
Watch: CBS
Point Spread: Bears +1
Over/Under: 45.5
Moneyline: Texans -115 | Bears +102

Texans Key Injuries: Duke Johnson, RB, Illness (Q), Brandin Cooks, WR, Foot (Q), Randell Cobb, WR, Toe (IR), Benardrick McKinney, ILB, Shoulder (IR)
Bears Key Injuries: Kai Forbath, K, Ankle (Q), Darnell Mooney, WR, Personal (Q), Allen Robinson, WR, Knee (Q), Khalil Mack, OLB, Shoulder (Q), Charles Leno Jr., T, Toe (Q), Tarik Cohen, RB, ACL (IR)

NOTES: 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. 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. Brandin Cooks aims for 4th in row with 65+ rec. yards & 3rd in row with 5+ catches. Keke Coutee led team with 8 catches for career-high 141 rec. yards last week. Chad Hansen set career highs in catches (5) & rec. yards (101) in season debut last week. 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. Jacob Martin had sack in Week 13. Whitney Mercilus had 2 sacks & FF in last meeting. Has sack in 3 of his past 4 vs. NFC North. Zach Cunningham aims for 5th in row with 9+ tackles. Leads NFL with 118 tackles this season. Tyrell Adams aims for 3rd in row with 12+ tackles. A.J. Moore had 1st-career sack last week.

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. 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.). 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. 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. Cordarrelle Patterson had 59 rush yards & 1st rush TD of season last week, his 8th-career rush TD. Anthony Miller has 5+ catches & 50+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 at home. Rookie Cole Kmet had 2nd-career TD catch in Week 13. 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. Roquan Smith is 1st player since Luke Kuechly (2018) with 100+ tackles (110) & 15+ TFL (15) in single season. Danny Trevathan had 11 tackles & sack in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Hou. with sack. Eddie Jackson has PD in 4 of his past 5. Has FF in 2 of his past 3 at home.

Ethan was born and raised in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, right outside of Philadelphia. He's a sophomore at the University of Oregon studying journalism. He is an avid follower of the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, NCAA, and UFC. Since the return of sports, he has glued his eyes open only to experience continuous failure amongst his Philadelphia sports team.

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