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Chicago Bears vs. Arizona Cardinals Preview and Predictions 09-23-2018 in NFL


The Arizona Cardinals struggled mightily on offense in their first two games of the season, and things don't figure to get much better when they host the Chicago Bears and their dynamic defense on Sunday. Arizona avoided being shut out by Washington in its opener by scoring a late touchdown but recorded 137 total yards while being blanked by the Los Angeles Rams last week.

Sam Bradford threw for 90 yards and the Cardinals mustered only 54 on the ground as they registered a mere five first downs and didn't get into Rams territory until the final minute in the 34-0 defeat. The club will be hard-pressed to improve those numbers against the Bears, who rank eighth in the NFL in total defense and lead the league with 10 sacks. Khalil Mack has lived up to the hype - and his $141 million new contract - in his first two games with Chicago, recording two sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception return for a touchdown. Danny Trevathan and Prince Amukamara were forces in Monday's 24-17 triumph over Seattle, with the former notching a pair of sacks and the latter returning an interception for a score.

TV: 4:25 p.m. ET, FOX. LINE: Bears -5.5. O/U: 38

ABOUT THE BEARS (1-1): Trevathan was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week after recording the two sacks, eight tackles - six solo - and a forced fumble in the win over the Seahawks. He became the first Bears linebacker to receive the honor since Brian Urlacher in Week 9 of the 2012 season. Chicago hopes to get its ground game going this week as Jordan Howard gained just 35 yards on 14 carries against Seattle after recording 82 on 15 rushes in the season opener versus Green Bay.

ABOUT THE CARDINALS (0-2): Larry Fitzgerald suffered a hamstring injury in the fourth quarter last week after making three catches for 28 yards and did not practice on Wednesday but is expected to play against Chicago. The veteran receiver's next touchdown reception will tie him with Tony Gonzalez (111) for seventh place on the all-time list. Arizona received some solid performances on defense last week as cornerback Patrick Peterson recorded a career high-tying eight tackles and an interception while defensive end Benson Mayowa registered seven tackles and a pair of sacks.

EXTRA POINTS

1. The Cardinals, whose longest play last week was a 15-yard gain, are 0-2 for the first time since 2005.

2. Chicago QB Mitchell Trubisky, who has rushed 12 times for 56 yards in the first two games, threw two touchdown passes for the first time in his career last week.

3. Arizona released DT Garrison Smith, who recorded one tackle in two games, and signed LB Joe Walker from Philadelphia's practice squad.

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University of Phoenix Stadium
Glendale, Arizona, USA.
Capacity: 63,400

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arizona-cardinals Stats 2018-2019

Passing
Player GP GS PR PLY PPA PPC PPI PPS PSY PT PY
Player GP GS PR PLY PPA PPC PPI PPS PSY PT PY
Mike Glennon 2 0 112.004 26 21 15 0 1 8 1 174
Josh Rosen 14 13 66.736 75 393 217 14 45 320 11 2278
Sam Bradford 3 3 62.500 35 80 50 4 6 33 2 400
Larry Fitzgerald 16 16 .000 32 1 1 0 0 0 1 32
Russing
Player GP GS RNY RLY RP RT
Player GP GS RNY RLY RP RT
David Johnson 16 16 940 53 258 7
Chase Edmonds 16 0 208 29 60 2
Josh Rosen 14 13 138 33 23 0
Christian Kirk 12 7 35 23 3 0
Elijhaa Penny 14 3 25 8 7 0
Receiving
Player GP GS RY RLY RR RT RT
Player GP GS RY RLY RR RT RT
Larry Fitzgerald 16 16 734 37 69 112 6
Christian Kirk 12 7 590 75 43 68 3
David Johnson 16 16 446 40 50 76 3
Ricky Seals-Jones 15 5 343 40 34 69 1
Trent Sherfield 13 2 210 21 19 28 1
Defense
Player GP GS DST DAT DFF DFR DI DIY DFD DS DSY DTFL
Player GP GS DST DAT DFF DFR DI DIY DFD DS DSY DTFL
Antoine Bethea 16 16 99 21 1 0 0 0 4 3 21 5
Budda Baker 14 13 77 23 1 2 0 0 1 2 21 8
Tre Boston 14 13 65 13 1 1 3 9 9 0 0 1
Haason Reddick 16 12 53 27 1 0 0 0 5 4 39 8
Josh Bynes 11 11 52 23 0 1 0 0 5 2 22 5
Kicking
Player GP GS FGS FGA FGSLY EPKA EPKS
Player GP GS FGS FGA FGSLY EPKA EPKS
Matt McCrane 3 1 5 9 44 5 5
Phil Dawson 10 0 5 8 43 15 15
Kick Returning
Player GP GS KR KRF KRLY KRY
Player GP GS KR KRF KRLY KRY
T.J. Logan 10 0 12 0 36 296
Brandon Williams 16 0 10 0 29 192
Chase Edmonds 16 0 3 0 18 48
Fumbles
Player GP GS F FL FRLBO FRT OFR OFRT
Player GP GS F FL FRLBO FRT OFR OFRT
Josh Rosen 14 13 10 5 0 0 7 0
Mason Cole 16 16 4 0 0 0 1 0
David Johnson 16 16 3 2 0 0 1 0
Sam Bradford 3 3 3 2 0 0 0 0
Chase Edmonds 16 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Punting
Player GP GS P PGY PIT PLY PP PT TT
Player GP GS P PGY PIT PLY PP PT TT
David Johnson 16 16 60 0 0 0 0 0 10
Larry Fitzgerald 16 16 36 0 0 0 0 0 7
Phil Dawson 10 0 30 0 0 0 0 0 0
Matt McCrane 3 1 20 0 0 0 0 0 0
Christian Kirk 12 7 18 0 0 0 0 0 3
Punt Returning
Player GP GS PR PRF PRLY PRY
Player GP GS PR PRF PRLY PRY
Christian Kirk 12 7 21 17 44 164
Patrick Peterson 16 16 9 4 16 64

chicago-bears Stats 2018-2019

Passing
Player GP GS PR PLY PPA PPC PPI PPS PSY PT PY
Player GP GS PR PLY PPA PPC PPI PPS PSY PT PY
Mitchell Trubisky 14 14 95.430 70 434 289 12 24 143 24 3223
Chase Daniel 5 2 90.625 46 76 53 2 9 40 3 515
Anthony Miller 15 4 .000 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 8
Tarik Cohen 16 7 .000 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1
Russing
Player GP GS RNY RLY RP RT
Player GP GS RNY RLY RP RT
Jordan Howard 16 15 935 42 250 9
Tarik Cohen 16 7 444 32 99 3
Mitchell Trubisky 14 14 421 39 68 3
Taylor Gabriel 16 11 61 20 9 0
Anthony Miller 15 4 26 9 6 0
Receiving
Player GP GS RY RLY RR RT RT
Player GP GS RY RLY RR RT RT
Allen Robinson II 13 12 754 43 55 94 4
Tarik Cohen 16 7 725 70 71 91 5
Taylor Gabriel 16 11 688 54 67 93 2
Trey Burton 16 16 569 47 54 76 6
Anthony Miller 15 4 423 55 33 54 7
Defense
Player GP GS DST DAT DFF DFR DI DIY DFD DS DSY DTFL
Player GP GS DST DAT DFF DFR DI DIY DFD DS DSY DTFL
Roquan Smith 16 14 89 32 1 0 1 22 5 5 37 8
Danny Trevathan 16 16 76 26 1 1 2 12 6 2 6 8
Adrian Amos Jr. 16 16 58 14 0 1 2 27 9 1 2 2
Prince Amukamara 15 15 57 9 2 0 3 58 12 0 0 3
Kyle Fuller 16 16 45 10 0 0 7 52 21 0 0 0
Kicking
Player GP GS FGS FGA FGSLY EPKA EPKS
Player GP GS FGS FGA FGSLY EPKA EPKS
Cody Parkey 16 1 23 30 50 45 42
Kick Returning
Player GP GS KR KRF KRLY KRY
Player GP GS KR KRF KRLY KRY
Benny Cunningham 15 1 8 0 31 173
Taquan Mizzell Sr. 9 1 7 0 22 106
Anthony Miller 15 4 6 0 31 139
Tarik Cohen 16 7 2 0 22 22
Fumbles
Player GP GS F FL FRLBO FRT OFR OFRT
Player GP GS F FL FRLBO FRT OFR OFRT
Tarik Cohen 16 7 7 3 0 0 3 0
Mitchell Trubisky 14 14 6 3 0 0 1 0
Chase Daniel 5 2 4 0 0 0 3 0
Jordan Howard 16 15 2 1 0 0 0 0
Allen Robinson II 13 12 1 1 0 0 0 0
Punting
Player GP GS P PGY PIT PLY PP PT TT
Player GP GS P PGY PIT PLY PP PT TT
Cody Parkey 16 1 111 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jordan Howard 16 15 54 0 0 0 0 0 9
Tarik Cohen 16 7 48 0 0 0 0 0 9
Anthony Miller 15 4 42 0 0 0 0 0 7
Trey Burton 16 16 36 0 0 0 0 0 6
Punt Returning
Player GP GS PR PRF PRLY PRY
Player GP GS PR PRF PRLY PRY
Tarik Cohen 16 7 33 21 44 411