- Associated Press - Thursday, September 8, 2016

CHICAGO BEARS (6-10) at HOUSTON TEXANS (9-8)

Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, Fox

OPENING LINE - Texans by 5

SERIES RECORD - Texans lead 3-0

LAST MEETING - Texans beat Bears 13-6, Nov. 11, 2012

AP PRO32 RANKING - Bears No. 29, Texans No. 12

BEARS OFFENSE - OVERALL (21), RUSH (11), PASS (23)

BEARS DEFENSE - OVERALL (14), RUSH (22), PASS (4)

TEXANS OFFENSE - OVERALL (19), RUSH (15), PASS (18)

TEXANS DEFENSE - OVERALL (3), RUSH (10), PASS (3)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Bears QB Jay Cutler threw for 3,659 yards and 21 TDs last season. … WR Alshon Jeffery has had at least 1,100 yards receiving in two of last three seasons. … Seventh overall pick in 2015 draft WR Kevin White will make NFL debut after missing season with stress fracture in left shin. … TE Zach Miller has scored five TDs in last eight games. … LB Christian Jones leads team with 147 tackles combined in past two seasons. … RB Jeremy Langford was third among NFC rookies with six rushing TDs last season. … WR Eddie Royal has two receiving TDs in two career games against Texans. … CB Kyle Fuller has 117 tackles since 2014. … QB Brock Osweiler will make Houston debut after starting seven games for Denver last season. He will be 13th QB to start for Texans since they entered league in 2002. … RB Lamar Miller also makes debut with Texans after running for 872 yards for Dolphins last season. … DE J.J. Watt led NFL with 17 1/2 sacks. His 74 1/2 sacks since 2011 are most in NFL. … LB Whitney Mercilus had career-high 12 sacks last year. … LB Brian Cushing led team with 110 tackles in 2015. … OLB Jadeveon Clowney, top overall pick in 2014 draft, had 4 1/2 sacks last season in 13 games. Fantasy Tip: Houston WR DeAndre Hopkins was third in NFL with career-high 1,521 yards last season. He could be even more of threat after Texans added receivers Will Fuller and Braxton Miller in draft.

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