September 17, 2015

ARIZONA (1-0) at CHICAGO (1-0)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE - Cardinals by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Cardinals 1-0, Bears 0-1

SERIES RECORD - Bears lead 58-27-6

LAST MEETING - Bears beat Cardinals 28-13, Dec. 23, 2012

LAST WEEK - Cardinals beat Saints 31-19; Bears lost to Packers 31-23

AP PRO32 RANKING - Cardinals No. 6, Bears No. 27

CARDINALS OFFENSE - OVERALL (4), RUSH (11), PASS (6).

CARDINALS DEFENSE - OVERALL (28), RUSH (1), PASS (30).

BEARS OFFENSE - OVERALL (6), RUSH (2), PASS (17).

BEARS DEFENSE - OVERALL (14), RUSH (26), PASS (13).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Cardinals rushed for 120 yards against Saints, averaging 4.8 per carry. Last season, they ranked last in NFL with 3.3 yards per attempt. ... Arizona held New Orleans to 54 yards rushing. ... RB Andre Ellington was carted to locker room with sprained right knee in opener. Chris Johnson starts if Ellington is unavailable. ... QB Carson Palmer threw for 307 yards, three TDs in first game back from torn ACL. He's 14-2 in his last 16 starts, with seven straight wins. Palmer trying to become first Cardinals QB to win eight starts in row since Ray Mallouf won 10 straight in 1948. ... WR Larry Fitzgerald has reception in 171 consecutive games, including playoffs. He has 17 receptions for 234 yards, two TDs in two games against Bears. ... TE Darren Fells set career highs with four catches for 82 yards last week. ... CB Patrick Peterson is only NFL player with at least 15 interceptions and five return TDs since 2011. ... Bears QB Jay Cutler with 130 TD passes for Chicago, needs eight to break Hall of Famer Sid Luckman's franchise record. ... RB Matt Forte had 24 carries for 141 yards last week. ... Martellus Bennett leads NFL TEs with 95 catches since start of last season. ... K Robbie Gould surpassed Kevin Butler last week as franchise leader with 246 field goals. ... Fantasy: With Ellington's status unclear for Arizona, fantasy players might want to snag former 2,000-yard rusher Johnson.

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