Nuts & Bolts: Bears vs. Eagles
When: 7:30 p.m., Monday | TV: ESPN | RADIO:780 AM, WBBM & 105.9 FM
Career head-to-head record (including playoffs) vs. Andy Reid: 3-2
Career record (including playoffs) vs. Eagles: 3-2
Key stat: The Bears are 4-0 this season when they score 18 point or more and 57-10 under those conditions since 2004. The club is also 4-1 this season when it gains more than 301 net yards
Offense rank: 16th (337.4 ypg) | Defense rank: 23rd (380.6 ypg)
Offensive leader: The NFL’s leader in yards from scrimmage (1,091), running back Matt Forte averages 155.8 yards from scrimmage per game, which currently ranks as the fifth-highest average in NFL history. Since coming into the league in 2008, Forte ranks third in yards from scrimmage (5,822) behind Minnesota’s Adrian Peterson (6,266) and Tennessee’s Chris Johnson (6,068).
• The Bears have picked off at least one pass in five of the last six games.
• Eight of Devin Hester’s career return touchdowns have come in prime-time contests.
• Nickel corner D.J. Moore has picked off a pass in three of the last four games, and now has seven career interceptions, which ties for fourth in the NFL since 2010.
• Quarterback Jay Cutler has been sacked at least once in 29 consecutive games, the NFL’s longest streak over that span.
Career record against Bears: 6-3 | Last week: Defeated the Cowboys
Key stat: The Eagles have won each of their last three games on Monday Night Football, and are 27-22 all-time. Philadelphia’s 27 wins on Monday Night Football rank as the sixth-most in the NFL.
Offense rank:1st (449.3 ypg) | Defense rank: 11th (330.6 ypg)
Defensive leader: Defensive end Jason Babin is tied for fourth in the NFL with 9 sacks, and three of his nine multi-sack games have come in 2011. With 21.5 sacks since 2010, Babin ranks third in sacks over that span behind Dallas’ DeMarcus Ware and Minnesota’s Jared Allen.
• With a touchdown against the Bears, Eagles running back LeSean McCoy will tie Steve Van Buren’s team record of eight consecutive games with a touchdown.
• The Eagles are 3-0 this season when they hold teams to 17 points or fewer and 84-19-1 under those circumstances with Reid as the head coach.
• The Eagles are winless in 2011 when they allow a running back to rush for 100 yards or more.
• The Eagles own the best record in the NFC during the month of November (32-18-1) since 1999.