Having lost four of six since a 3-0 start, the Bears (5-4) are tied for second place in the NFC North with the Packers (5-4), one game behind the division-leading Lions (6-3).
|For the first time in his 11-year NFL career, Josh McCown will start a game at Soldier Field Sunday.|
The Bears no doubt will work on improving their run game this week in practice after mustering only 38 yards on 20 carries against the Lions, a 1.9-yard average.
The Bears defense will be forced to overcome the loss of another key player in cornerback
The Bears defense has lost five starters to significant injuries this year. Tackles
The all-time series between the Bears and Ravens is tied 2-2 with the home team winning all four games. The Ravens won the last meeting 31-7 in Baltimore on Dec. 20, 2009 as the Bears committed six turnovers and quarterback Joe Flacco threw a career-high four touchdown passes.
In total yards, the Bears offense ranks 10th in the NFL (15th rushing and 8th passing), while the Ravens defense ranks 15th (10th against the run and 18th versus the pass). The Bears defense is 26th overall (31st against the run and 23rd versus the pass, while the Ravens offense is 29th (30th rushing and 17th passing).
ChicagoBears.com will provide all the latest Bears news throughout the week from Halas Hall. Coach Marc Trestman is scheduled to address the media Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Defensive coordinator Mel Tucker and special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis will be available Wednesday, while McCown and offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer will speak Thursday.