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Detroit Lions
Series: Bears lead 96-71-5 but have lost six straight for first time since 1968-70.
Last meeting: Bears lost 24-20 on Jan. 3, 2016 at Soldier Field. Trailing the season finale 10-0 at halftime, the Bears scored on four straight possessions for the only time all season, highlighted by two Jay Cutler touchdown passes. But the comeback fell short when Cutler threw his third interception with 1:51 to play. It was his only multi-interception game of the season.
 
Green Bay Packers
Series: Bears lead 94-92-6 but have lost 10 of 12.
Last meeting: Bears won 17-13 on Nov. 26, 2015 in Green Bay. The Bears held the Packers out of the end zone on four plays from the 8 in the final minute to preserve a thrilling Thanksgiving night win over their arch rivals. Tracy Porter recorded his only interception of the season and became the first NFL player to break up four Aaron Rodgers passes in one game.
 
Minnesota Vikings
Series: Bears trail 57-51-2 and have lost three straight.
Last meeting: Bears lost 38-17 on Dec. 20, 2015 in Minnesota. In a game they never led, the Bears allowed the Vikings to score three touchdowns and one field goal on their first five possessions in taking a commanding 24-7 lead early in the second half. Teddy Bridgewater set career highs with four TD passes and a 154.4 passer rating and also ran for a fifth TD.
 

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Jacksonville Jaguars
Series: Bears lead 4-2 and have won two straight.
Last meeting: Bears won 41-3 on Oct. 7, 2012 in Jacksonville. For the second straight game, Charles Tillman and Lance Briggs returned interceptions for touchdowns and Jay Cutler threw two TD passes. After the game was tied 3-3 at halftime, the Bears outscored the Jaguars 38-0 in the second half and outgained Jacksonville 501-189 in the game.
 
Philadelphia Eagles
Series: Bears lead 30-12-1 and have won four of six.
Last meeting: Bears lost 54-11 on Dec. 22, 2013 in Philadelphia. The Eagles scored touchdowns on their first three possessions to take a 21-0 lead. It was the most lopsided loss for the Bears since 1977 and the second most points they've permitted in team history. They were outrushed 289-61 and allowed Nick Foles to complete 21 of 25 passes for 230 yards and two TDs.
 
San Francisco 49ers
Series: Bears trail 33-30-1 and have lost three of four.
Last meeting: Bears lost 26-20 in overtime on Dec. 6, 2015 at Soldier Field. On his 34th birthday, Robbie Gould missed a 36-yard field goal attempt on the final play of regulation that would have given the Bears a 23-20 win. Quarterback Blaine Gabbert beat the Bears with a 44-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter and a 71-yard TD pass to Torrey Smith in overtime.
 
Tennessee Titans
Series: Bears lead 6-5 and have won four of five.
Last meeting: Bears won 51-20 on Nov. 4, 2012 in Tennessee. The Bears set a team record with 28 points in the first quarter, scoring touchdowns on offense, defense and special teams. The defense generated five takeaways and returned its seventh interception for a TD in six games. Charles Tillman forced a career-high four fumbles, three of which the Bears recovered.
 
Washington Redskins
Series: Bears trail 25-23-1 and have lost six straight.
Last meeting: Bears lost 24-21 on Dec. 13, 2015 at Soldier Field. The Bears scored two touchdowns in a 2:18 span late in the third quarter to turn a 21-7 deficit into a 21-21 tie. But after a Redskins field goal, Robbie Gould missed a 50-yard attempt with 1:40 remaining. The Redskins entered the game having won just one of their previous 19 road contests.
 

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Dallas Cowboys
Series: Bears trail 14-11 but have won three of four.
Last meeting: Bears lost 41-28 on Dec. 4, 2014 at Soldier Field. The Cowboys scored 28 unanswered points in just under 13 minutes spanning the second and third quarters to take a commanding 35-7 lead. Dallas outrushed the Bears 194-35 and scored on its final seven possessions with five TDs and two field goals before taking a knee to kill the clock.
 
Houston Texans
Series: Bears trail 3-0.
Last meeting: Bears lost 13-6 on Nov. 11, 2012 at Soldier Field. On a wet and sloppy Sunday night, the Bears held the Texans to 215 yards, but they committed four first-half turnovers and lost Jay Cutler to a concussion late in the first half. The Bears entered the contest with a six-game winning streak and a 7-1 record, but they finished 10-6 and out of the playoffs.
 
Indianapolis Colts
Series: Bears trail 23-19 but have won six of eight.
Last meeting: Bears won 41-21 on Sept. 9, 2012 at Soldier Field. The Bears ruined quarterback Andrew Luck's NFL debut, generating five takeaways and scoring on five straight possessions at one point—not counting a kneel-down at the end of the first half. Tim Jennings intercepted two Luck passes and deflected another throw that Chris Conte picked off in the end zone.
 
New York Giants
Series: Bears lead 33-22-2 and have won three of five.
Last meeting: Bears won 27-21 on Oct. 10, 2013 at Soldier Field. The Bears scored on four consecutive possessions to take a 27-14 lead and later clinched the win with a late Tim Jennings interception. The Bears allowed TD drives of 80, 80 and 91 yards, but picked off three Eli Manning passes. Jay Cutler passed for 262 yards and two TDs.
 
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Series: Bears lead 38-18 and have won three straight and five of six.
Last meeting: Bears won 26-21 on Dec. 27, 2015 in Tampa. The defense generated three takeaways and the offense scored on six of its final eight possessions as the Bears snapped a three-game skid. Ka'Deem Carey scored both Bears TDs on a 1-yard run and 1-yard reception from Jay Cutler.

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