Date: November 5, 2013

Elias Says...

By Elias Sports Bureau, Inc.
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Bears Snap Lambeau Cold Streak

From Elias: The Bears knocked Aaron Rodgers out of Monday night's game and edged the Packers at Lambeau Field, 27-20, ending Chicago's five-game losing streak in Wisconsin. Josh McCown was the first Bears quarterback to lead the team to victory in Green Bay since another backup, Brian Griese, did so in 2007. In fact, Griese, who was making his second start of the season in place of Rex Grossman, is the last QB to start and win at Lambeau after not starting his team's season opener that year.

Monday's win ended the Bears' second-longest road losing streak against their longtime rival; Chicago lost six straight at Lambeau from 1993 to 1998.

The Bears gained 442 yards, their third-highest total in a road game in Wisconsin. Chicago gained 462 yards at City Stadium (Lambeau Field's predecessor) in 1956 and had 444 at Lambeau in 1995.

Matt Forte led the Bears with 125 rushing yards, while Eddie Lacy had 150 yards on the ground for the Packers. In the long history of their rivalry, there's been only one other Bears-Packers game in which each team had a player run for 120 or more yards. Thomas Jones had 152 for Chicago and Ahman Green had 128 for Green Bay on September 19, 2004.

Chicago Bears



Curry and Iguodala Too Much For 76ers

From Elias: Stephen Curry had a triple-double (18 points, 12 assists, 10 rebounds) and five steals in the Warriors' win in Philadelphia on Mondayżall while playing only 29 minutes. Curry is the second player to have a triple-double and five steals while playing under a half-hour since the NBA began tracking steals in the early 1970s. The other player to do that was Denver's Fat Lever, who had two such games, both in November 1987.

Andre Iguodala scored 32 points on Monday, two shy of his career high, and his 27 points in the first half were his highest total in any half in the NBA.

Golden State Warriors

Celtics Making Wrong Kind of History

From Elias: The Grizzlies came from seven points behind in the fourth quarter to defeat the Celtics on Monday. With Monday's loss the Celtics are 0-4 for the first time since October 1969. The only NBA team whose last 0-4 start was before 1975 is the Lakers, who haven't lost their first four (or more) games of a season since 1957, when the team was based in Minnesota (the land of 10,000 lakes).

Boston surrendered a 12-point fourth-quarter lead against Milwaukee on Friday. Boston's total of two losses this year after leading by six or more points in the fourth quarter is only one shy of their total from all last season.

Jerryd Bayless scored 15 points for Memphis, all in the fourth quarter. Since the start of last season, the only other player on a winning team to score 15 or more points, all in the fourth quarter, was Toney Douglas for Houston last season on December 19, 2012.

Boston Celtics, Memphis Grizzlies



Andersen Runs Winning Streak to 4

From Elias: Ducks rookie Frederik Andersen made 32 saves in his 2-1 win over the Rangers in New York on Monday night. Andersen has played four games in the NHL, and he's won them all. The only other active goaltenders to record wins in each of the first four games of their NHL career are Kari Lehtonen (with Atlanta in March/April 2004) and the man Andersen is filling in for, his injured Ducks teammate Viktor Fasth (January/February 2013).

Anaheim Ducks


Little Surpasses Last Season's Goal Total

From Elias: Bryan Little recorded a goal and an assist for the Jets in their 4-2 win against the Red Wings. Little leads Winnipeg with eight goals this season (in 16 games), one more than he scored while playing in all 48 games for the Jets last season.

He's the third NHL player who scored at least five goals last season to have already exceeded his 2012-13 total this season. The others are Alexander Steen (eight goals in 40 games in 2012-13, 12 goals in 12 games this season) and Frans Nielsen (six goals in 48 games in 2012-13, eight goals in 14 games this season).

Winnipeg Jets