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Bears Host Ravens Sunday

Lamar Jackson and the AFC North-leading Baltimore Ravens look to shake off a tough loss when they visit Justin Fields and the Chicago Bears in a matchup between teams with dual-threat quarterbacks.

 

Fields, the No. 11 overall draft pick, hopes to reach Jackson's level. He'll try to build on his best performance as the Bears (3-6) come out of their bye looking to snap a four-game losing streak.

 

The Ravens (6-3), meanwhile, hope to get back to winning after being beaten 22-10 at Miami last week. They had a difficult time dealing with the Dolphins' blitzing, and now coach John Harbaugh expects at least some of the same from Chicago.

 

Jackson, the 2019 MVP, was sacked four times by the Dolphins and held to 39 yards rushing. But the Ravens come in with 12 straight wins against NFC opponents, which is the NFL's longest active interconference run.

 

For the Bears, it has been nothing but losses since they beat the Raiders in Las Vegas on Oct. 10. But at least Fields is showing progress.

 

He threw for a career-high 291 yards against Pittsburgh under the Monday night lights before the bye and helped the Bears take the lead in the closing minutes. The Steelers pulled it out 29-27, making this the third straight year Chicago lost at least four in a row.

 

The last time the Bears won following a bye, Marc Trestman was in his first season as their coach.

 

Chicago beat Green Bay at Lambeau Field in 2013, after Aaron Rodgers fractured his left collarbone being sacked by Shea McClellin on the Packers' first series.

 

The Bears have dropped seven straight after off weeks, including three each under John Fox and Nagy.

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