Houston 13, Chicago 6

Date - 8:20 PM EST, Sunday, November 11, 2012
Location - Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois
Temperature - 54°
Head Official - Gene Steratore
Attendance - 62410

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Houston 3 7 0 3 13
Chicago 0 3 3 0 6

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 8-1 4-1 4-0 W3
Chicago 7-2 4-1 3-1 L1

Recap

Texans 13, Bears 6: Former Bears safety Danieal Manning accounted for two turnovers to help visiting Houston's defense dominate a matchup of top playoff contenders and snap Chicago's six-game winning streak. 

Arian Foster rushed 29 times for 102 yards - the 21st 100-yard rushing game of his career - and made an acrobatic 2-yard catch for the game's only touchdown as the Texans (8-1) preserved their hold on the best record in the AFC. 

Manning forced a fumble and had an interception to account for two of Houston's four first-half takeaways, and the Texans held Chicago (7-2) to 249 total yards and knocked quarterback Jay Cutler out at halftime. 

Cutler suffered a concussion, presumably on an illegal hit from Tim Dobbins near the end of a first half in which Cutler was 7-for-14 for 40 yards and threw two interceptions. Backup Jason Campbell was 11-for-19 for 94 yards, and Brandon Marshall caught eight passes for 107 yards for Chicago.

Chicago's defense was nearly as dominant, holding the Texans to a season-low 215 total yards as Matt Schaub was 14-for-26 for 95 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. Tim Jennings had both picks in the first half to push the Bears' NFL-best takeaway total to 30. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: Foster has scored a touchdown in 11 consecutive regular-season games. … Jennings has eight interceptions this season, two shy of Mark Carrier's franchise record set in 1990. … The Texans have won all three meetings between the teams, including two at Soldier Field. 

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Houston   Chicago
Arian Foster Player Matt Forte
29 Attempts 16
102 Yards 39
3.5 Avg Yards 2.4
0 Touchdowns 0
21 Long 8
Receiving
Houston   Chicago
Andre Johnson Player Brandon Marshall
4 Receptions 8
35 Yards 107
8.8 Avg Yards 13.4
0 Touchdowns 0
11 Long 45

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Houston 215 127 88 1 2 2 0.0 2
Chicago 249 115 134 0 2 2 1.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Chicago will play their next game on the road against San Francisco. The Bears have a W/L % of .778 after a win and .778 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game at home against Jacksonville. The Texans have a W/L % of .889 after a win and .889 after a loss.