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Detroit Lions
Series: Bears lead 96-69-5 but have lost four straight for first time since 1971-73.
Last meeting: Bears lost 20-14 on Dec. 21, 2014 at Soldier Field. Making his only start of the season after Jay Cutler was benched, Jimmy Clausen passed for touchdowns of 11 yards to Kyle Long and 20 yards to Alshon Jeffery to stake the Bears to a 14-10 lead. But the Lions rallied with 10 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to sweep the season series for the first time since 2007.

Green Bay Packers
Series: Bears lead 93-91-6 but have lost nine of 10 since 2010.
Last meeting: Bears lost 55-14 on Nov. 9, 2014 at Lambeau Field. Aaron Rodgers tied an NFL record by throwing six touchdown passes to five different receivers in the first half as the Packers raced to a 42-0 halftime lead, the second largest halftime lead in NFL history. The Bears also had 163 penalty yards, their most in a game since 1951.

Minnesota Vikings
Series: Bears trail 55-51-2 but have won nine of 12 since 2009.
Last meeting: Bears lost 13-9 on Dec. 28, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium. The Bears failed to score a touchdown for the first time in Marc Trestman's two years as coach, ending their season with a five-game losing streak for the first time since 1989. Matt Forte caught eight passes to set an NFL single-season record for running backs with 102 receptions.


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Arizona Cardinals
Series: Bears lead 58-27-6 and have won six of eight.
Last meeting: Bears won 28-13 on Dec. 23, 2012 at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Bears defense returned two of three takeaways for scores while not allowing a touchdown, limited the Cardinals to 29 yards rushing and recorded four sacks, three by Julius Peppers. The Bears rushed for 152 yards with Matt Forte gaining 88 yards on 12 carries before exiting with an ankle injury.

Denver Broncos
Series: Tied 7-7. Series has been tied at 1-1, 3-3, 4-4, 5-5, 6-6 and 7-7.
Last meeting: Bears lost 13-10 in overtime on Dec. 11, 2011 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Bears blew a late 10-0 lead as Tim Tebow threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas with 2:08 remaining and then set up Matt Prater field goals of 59 yards with :03 left in regulation and 51 yards with 8:34 to play in overtime after Marion Barber lost a fumble.

Oakland Raiders
Series: Bears trail 8-7 but have won three of five.
Last meeting: Bears lost 25-20 on Nov. 27, 2011 at O.co Coliseum. Making his first NFL start in place of the injured Jay Cutler, Caleb Hanie rebounded from three first-half interceptions to pass for 254 yards and two touchdowns, including an 81-yard bomb to Johnny Knox. But Sebastian Janikowski kicked six field goals—the most ever by a Bears opponent.

San Francisco 49ers
Series: Bears trail 32-30-1 but have won four of six.
Last meeting: Bears won 28-20 on Sept. 14, 2014 in inaugural game at Levi's Stadium. The Bears outscored the 49ers 21-0 in the fourth quarter as Jay Cutler threw three touchdown passes to erase a 20-7 deficit. Brandon Marshall had three TD receptions in the game and Kyle Fuller had two interceptions in the fourth quarter as the Bears won for the first time in San Francisco since 1985.

Washington Redskins
Series: Bears trail 24-23-1 and have lost five straight.
Last meeting: Bears lost 45-41 on Oct. 20, 2013 at FedEx Field. After Jay Cutler exited with a groin injury, Josh McCown passed for 204 yards and one touchdown. But the Bears defense allowed the Redskins to score TDs on four of their final six possessions. Matt Forte rushed for 91 yards and a career-high three touchdowns. But the Bears allowed TD drives of 80, 74, 83, 80 and 80 yards.


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Kansas City Chiefs
Series: Bears lead 6-5 and have alternated wins with Chiefs over last eight games.
Last meeting: Bears lost 10-3 on Dec. 4, 2011 at Soldier Field. The Bears failed to score a touchdown, went 0-of-11 on third down and mustered just 181 total yards. Caleb Hanie posted a 23.8 passer rating and was sacked seven times. The Chiefs scored the game's only touchdown on a 38-yard Hail Mary pass from Tyler Palko to Dexter McCluster at the end of the first half.

San Diego Chargers
Series: Bears lead 6-5 and have won five of six.
Last meeting: Bears won 31-20 on Nov. 20, 2011 at Soldier Field. The Bears scored touchdowns on four straight possessions to extend their winning streak to five games. Jay Cutler passed for two TDs and ran for a third before breaking his thumb while trying to make a tackle on an interception. The Bears outgained the Chargers 106-0 in the fourth quarter.

Seattle Seahawks
Series: Bears trail 10-6 and have lost four of six.
Last meeting: Bears lost 23-17 in overtime on Dec. 2, 2012 at Soldier Field. Rookie quarterback Russell Wilson engineered touchdown drives of 97 yards late in the fourth quarter and 80 yards in overtime. Wilson passed for 293 yards and two TDs and rushed for 71 yards on nine carries. The Bears forced overtime with Robbie Gould's 46-yard field goal on the final play of regulation.

St. Louis Rams
Series: Bears lead 52-36-3 and have won five of six.
Last meeting: Bears lost 42-21 on Nov. 24, 2013 at Edward Jones Dome. The Bears gave up touchdowns on the Rams' first three possessions, allowed 258 yards rushing and had three touchdowns nullified by penalties. Josh McCown completed 36 of 47 passes for 352 yards with two touchdowns, one interception and a 102.4 passer rating.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Series: Bears lead 37-18 and have won four of five.
Last meeting: Bears won 21-13 on Nov. 23, 2014 at Soldier Field. The Bears outscored the Buccaneers 21-0 in the third quarter to erase a 10-0 halftime deficit. The defense generated takeaways on three straight possessions, the first two coming at the Tampa Bay 13 and 15. Matt Forte rushed for 89 yards and two TDs on 23 carries.

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