Quick Take: Bears/Ravens

In Brief

» Last meeting: In what was a defensive standoff, the Bears outlasted the Ravens, 10-6, in Week 7 of the 2005 season.
» Streaks: The Bears have won two of the three all-time meetings.
» Last week: Baltimore had little difficulty in defeating Detroit, 48-3. ... Chicago was competitive, but still lost to Green Bay, 21-14.

Keep your eye on ...Ray Rice doing everything: The Ravens' running back is second only to the Titans' Chris Johnson in yards from scrimmage per game. He is coming off his best rushing performance of the season, and now gets to face Chicago's 24th-ranked run defense.

Ray Lewis' wheels: Against a Bears team that likes to mix power runs with short throws to the slot receiver and tight end, Lewis figures to be in the middle of the action. If he is able to stymie Matt Forte and Greg Olsen, it could be tough for the Bears to score.

Chicago's pass protection: One of the Bears' biggest weaknesses this season has been the offensive line. QB Jay Cutler has already been sacked 29 times, and has faced a relentless pass rush. His league-high interception total (22) could rise should he continue to confront such pressure against the Ravens.

Did you know?

A loss this Sunday would ensure Bears coach Lovie Smith's third non-winning season in six years. ... Chicago's Johnny Knox is fourth among rookies with 41 receptions. ... The Ravens are playing their third straight game against an NFC North opponent. ... If the playoffs started today, both the Ravens and Bears would be out. Get an updated look at the postseason picture.

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