STADIUM: SoFi Stadium
REFEREE: Brad Rogers
DATE: Sunday, October 29, 2023
GAME TIME: 8:20 PM ET
NBC: Mike Tirico, Cris Collinsworth, Melissa Stark
Westwood One: Ryan Radtke, Mike Golic SiriusXM (also available on the SXM App) CHI: 83 or 226 LAC: 85 or 225 National: 88
ALL-TIME SERIES HISTORY REG. SEASON: CHI leads series, 7-6 (won 2 of past 3)
THE LAST TIME: REG. SEASON: 10/27/19: LAC 17 at CHI 16
HEAD COACHES NOTES:
Matt Eberflus vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 0-0 Reg. Season: 5-19 (.208) Postseason: 0-0
Brandon Staley vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 1-3 Reg. Season: 21-19 (.525) Postseason: 0-1 (.000)
CHICAGO BEARS NOTES:
• QB JUSTIN FIELDS has TD pass & 40+ rush yards in 7 of his past 8 road starts. Aims for his 4th in row in primetime with TD pass & 50+ rush yards.
• QB TYSON BAGENT (rookie) completed 21 of 29 atts. (72.4 pct.) for 162 yards & TD vs. 0 INTs for 97.2 rating in 1st-career start last week, 3rd-highest comp. pct. by undrafted rookie QB in 1st-career start in common-draft era.
• RB D’ONTA FOREMAN had 120 scrimmage yards (89 rush, 31 rec.) & tied his career high with 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 rec.) in Week 7. Has TD in 3 of his past 4 primetime games.
• WR DJ MOORE led team with 8 catches for 54 yards last week. Aims for his 5th in row with 5+ catches & 50+ rec. yards. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with TD catch. Has 125+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 4 primetime games. Ranks tied-4th in NFL with 5 rec. TDs & ranks 5th with 636 rec. yards this season.
• LB T.J. EDWARDS leads NFC with 70 tackles in 2023. Aims for his 4th in row on road this season with 10+ tackles. Had 14 tackles in his only career game vs. LAC (11/7/21 w/ Phi.).
• LB TREMAINE EDMUNDS had 8 tackles, 2 PD & 1st INT of season last week, his 6th-career INT. Aims for his 13th in row with 6+ tackles.
• LB YANNICK NGAKOUE has TFL in 2 of his past 3. Has 4.5 sacks & 5 TFL in his past 5 primetime games.
• DB JAQUAN BRISKER led team with 10 tackles & had PD last week, his 4th-career game with 10+ tackles. Has 5+ tackles in 19 of his 22 career games.
• DB JAYLON JOHNSON had career-high 2 PD, incl. 1st-career INT-TD, in Week 7.
• DB TYRIQUE STEVENSON (rookie) had career-high 3 PD last week.
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS NOTES:
• QB JUSTIN HERBERT passed for 259 yards last week, his 3rd game this season with 250+ pass yards. Has 350+ pass yards & 100+ rating in 3 of 5 career starts on SNF. Aims for his 5th in row vs. NFC with 2+ TD passes.
• RB AUSTIN EKELER has 871 scrimmage yards (108.9 per game) & 9 TDs (8 rush, 1 rec.) in his past 8 at home, with rush TD in 7 of 8. Had TD catch in last meeting. Has 8 TDs in his past 5 on SNF & aims for his 3rd in row on SNF with 100+ scrimmage yards & rush TD. Needs 2 catches to become 4th-fastest RB ever (93 games) to reach 400 career receptions.
• WR KEENAN ALLEN has 55+ rec. yards in 5 of 6 games this season. Aims for 3rd in row at home with TD catch. Had 7 catches for 53 yards in last meeting. Has 90+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 4 on SNF. Ranks 3rd in AFC with 574 rec. yards this season.
• WR JOSHUA PALMER led team with 5 catches for career-high 133 yards in Week 7. Aims for 5th in row with 60+ rec. yards.
• TE GERALD EVERETT aims for 3rd in row with TD catch. Has rec. TD in each of his past 2 vs. Chi.
• LB JOEY BOSA had 4 TFL & 2 sacks in last meeting. Has sack in 3 of 4 career games on SNF.
• LB KHALIL MACK has 7 sacks in his past 2 at home. Aims for his 3rd in row in primetime with sack. Had sack & PD in only career game vs. Chi. (10/4/15 w/ Oak.). Totaled 36 sacks, 14 FFs & 2 INTs in 4 seasons with Chi. (2018-21).
• LB KENNETH MURRAY had 8 tackles, 2 TFL & 2nd sack of season last week. Has 8+ tackles in 4 of past 5.
• CB ASANTE SAMUEL JR. had INT last week & has INT in 2 of past 3. Has 6 tackles in 4 of past 5 & PD in 3 of past 4.
• S DERWIN JAMES had 5 tackles & 1st-career FR last week.