SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (1-6) AT CHICAGO BEARS (2-5)

The San Diego Chargers, practicing in Champaign will stroll over to Chicago to play the 2-5 Bears this Sunday. With a win, the Chargers can even their records with Chicago, while another loss will make them the frontrunners for the number one overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft, and at 1-6, it may not be a bad starting point for the future.<br><br>



SERIES:
 ChargersBears
LeaderSeries tied 4-4 
StreaksSchottenheimer: 2-3Jauron: 1-0
Last Week vs OppL 26-10 vs. DolphinsW 24-16 vs. Lions
Last Game11/21/99: Bears 23 at Chargers 20 (OT). Chicago's Chris Boniol kicks 36-yard winning FG in OT. Chicago QB Jim Miller completes 25 of 38 passes for 357 yards & 1 TD.
Last Game at Site12/14/96: Bears 27, Chargers 14. Chicago QB Dave Krieg throws 3 TD passes to help knock San Diego out of playoff race.


Stats:
Passing Brees: 139-239-1,401-7-11-65.6 Chandler: 40-67-364-1-3-60.8
Rushing Tomlinson: 140-719 (3C)-5.1-4 Thomas: 72-397-5.5-1
Streaks Tomlinson (RB): 43-260-6.0-0 White: 26-331-12.7-1
Offense319.9254.7
Take/Give-5-5
Defense349.4335.7
SacksScott: 4.5A. Brown, Urlacher: 1.5
INts5 tied: 1M. Brown: 2
Punting Bennett: 42.2 Maynard: 42.3
Kicking Christie: 41 (14/14 PAT; 9/11 FG) Edinger: 51 (9/9 PAT; 14/15 FG)


NOTES:

TWO OF PAST 5 meetings have gone into OT (Bears 2-0)……CHARGERS: Team seeks 1st win in Chicago since Oct. 18, 1970……Since 1996, head coach MARTY SCHOTTENHIEMER is 16-7 (.696) vs. NFC……In past 2 starts vs. NFC, QB DREW BREES has completed 56 of 99 (56.6 pct.) for 668 yards with 5 TDs vs. 2 INTs……RB LA DAINIAN TOMLINSON is AFC's 3rd-leading rusher (719), with 5.1 avg. & is 1 of 4 AFC RBs to lead his club in receptions (43). Tomlinson is tied for most career 200-yd rush games (3) among active players. Has at least 8 catches in 8 of 39 (20.5 pct.) career games……WR DAVID BOSTON has 21 receptions in past 3 games for 273 yards (13.0 avg.) & 2 TDs. WR TIM DWIGHT has rush attempt in 5 of 6 games played w/ 8.9 avg. Offense averaging 5.62 yds per 1st down play, 4th-best in AFC……DT DEQUINCY SCOTT has 4.5 sacks in past 4 games……WR-PR ERIC PARKER has 65 PR yards in past 5 returns for 13.0 avg……P DARREN BENNETT stands 2nd in AFC in net avg. (37.8)……BEARS: With win last week, franchise improved to 650-474-42, becoming 1st NFL club with 650 wins......QB CHRIS CHANDLER posted 94.4 passer rating vs. Lions, completing 64.5 pct. (20 of 31, 207 yards, 1 TD)……RB ANTHONY THOMAS averaging 5.5 yards per carry, tops in NFC among RBs with 350 rush yards. Off to best start of 3-year career with 397 rush yards after 5 games. Hopes to see 1st action since Week 6. Has topped 95 yards rushing in his past 3 games. Rookie 6th-round RB BROCK FORSEY (No. 206) led club with 56 yards rushing vs. Lions, scoring 1st-career TD (8 yards)……Rookie 5th-round WR JUSTIN GAGE (No. 143) had 1st-career TD (21-yard catch) vs. Det……TE DUSTIN LYMAN had team-leading 6 catches (42 yards) vs. Lions, 2nd-highest total of his career……KR JERRY AZUMAH leads NFL with 29.5 KR avg. Had 89-yard KR-TD last week……Rookie 2nd-round CB CHARLES TILLMAN (No. 35) had 1st-career INT vs. Det while CB TODD MC MILLON had 1st-career sack……K PAUL EDINGER has connected on 7 of 7 attempts from 40+ yards.

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