His career-high eight interceptions are the most by a Bears player since Nathan Vasher had eight in 2005.
BEARS DEFENSE RECORDS TWO TAKEAWAYS: The Chicago Bears defense recorded two takeaways (two interceptions by Tim Jennings) and now have an NFL-best (30) takeaways on the season, (19 interceptions, 11 opponent fumble recoveries). The Bears have multiple takeaways in every contest this season.
Since Lovie Smith took over as head
coach of the Bears in 2004,
GOULD HITS 51-YARD FIELD GOAL: Bears K Robbie Gould hit a 51-yard field goal in the
second quarter versus
For his career, Gould is 13-of-17 (.765) on 50-plus yard field goal attempts, third most accurate kicker in NFL history from that range among kickers with at least 10 attempts from 50-plus yards.
Gould connected on his only other 50-plus yard
field goal attempt this season, a 54-yarder in Week 3 vs.
MARSHALL HAS 8 RECEPTIONS FOR 107 YARDS: Bears WR Brandon Marshall has eight receptions for 107 yards versus Houston, his fifth 100-yard receiving game of the year, tied for fifth most in franchise single-season history.
Marshall's five 100-yard receiving games are tied with Harlon Hill in 1954 for the second most 100-yard receiving contests through the team's first nine games, trailing Hill's six such games in 1956.
His 67 receptions are already the most receptions by a Bears player since Bernard Berrian had 71 in 2007.
BEARS D FORCED SIX THREE-AND-OUT: The Chicago Bears defense held the Houston Texans to season lows in points (13) and total net yards (215), while forcing six three-and-out drives on 13 non-kneel down possessions (46.2 percent).
The Bears entered the game sixth in the NFL in three-and-out drive percentage (26.3; 26 three-and-outs of 99 offensive possessions).
Since 2004, the Bears lead the NFL in three-and-out drives forced 469 and three-and-out percentage (34.0; 659 of 1,940).
PEPPERS RECORDS SIXTH SACK OF SEASON: On 3rd-and-4 in the fourth quarter, Bears DE Julius Peppers recorded his sixth sack of the season, dropping Houston QB Matt Schaub for a 7-yard loss.
Peppers now has 25 sacks as a member of the Bears in 41 games played. Since joining the NFL in 2002, Peppers has 106 sacks, entering the week third in the NFL in sacks during that time.
BEARS OFFENSIVE LINE HOLDS TEXANS TO 0 SACKS: The Bears offensive line held the Houston Texans defense to zero sacks, the first time the Bears offfense accomplished the feat since Week 16 at Green Bay (December 25) of the 2011 season.