This Thursday Dec. 4th, the start of NFL Week 14, we have the Cowboys playing at the Bears at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois and on NFL TV. These two teams, since 2001, have played each other some 5 times on Thursdays, with the Bears leading the series 3-2.
To date the 8-4 Cowboys have averaged scoring some 25.2 points per game, while allowing opponents to score 22.8 points per game, and their home record is 3-4, and on the road 5-0. Dallas is averaging 377 yards total offense, with 232 passing and 145 rushing yards. Their defense has allowed 364 yards per game, while allowing 245 yards passing and 120 yards rushing to their opponents.
The Bears at 5-7 have averaged some 21.1 points scored per game, while allowing opponents 28.1 points per game. At home they are 2-3 and on the road they are 3-4. Chicago has averaged 240 total yards per game, with 247 passing yards and 93 rushing yards per game. Their defense has allowed opponents some 376 offensive yards per game, with 276 yards passing and 106 yards rushing.
The offensive leaders for the Chicago Bears are QB Cutler who has completed 298 of his 448 passes, for 3,105 yards and 24 touchdowns, with 14 interceptions and a 66.5 percent completion rating. RB's Forte and Carey combined for 236 carries for 982 yards, with Forte scoring 5 touchdowns. Receivers Jeffery & Bennett combined for 132 receptions for 1,591 yards, with Jeffery scoring 7 touchdowns and Bennett scoring 5 touchdowns.
Leading offensively for the Cowboys are QB Romo, who has completed 221 of his 324 passes for 2,718 yards, with 22 touchdowns and 8 interceptions and a 68.2 percent completion rating. His backup QB Weeden has thrown for 260 yards with 2 touchdowns and intercepted 2 times. RB's Murray & Randle combined for 309 carries for 1.627 yards, with Murray scoring 8 touchdowns and Randle scoring 1 TD. Receivers Bryant & Williams combined for 97 receptions for 1,434 yards with Bryant scoring 7 touchdowns and Williams scoring some 6 touchdowns.
Last Thursday the 27th of Nov. 2014 the Cowboys lost to the Eagles 33-10 in Philadelphia, and this week need a win at Chicago to regain position in the AFC East, as their loss dropped them out of the 1st slot, and they are now tied with Seattle and Detroit for a wild-card playoff slot.
The Bears also on Thanksgiving Day lost to the Detroit Lions 34-17 in Detroit, and their offense relies heavily on the running game, and this season the need to win the rest of their games, or their 2nd year Coach Trestman may be in trouble.