(3) A win would give the Bears their first three-game winning streak in their all-time streak against the Bengals, which began in 1972. The Bears follow the series 6-5.
(4) The Bears enter an eight-game winning streak against AFC North on Sunday after sweeping the division in both 2013 and 2017. In 2017 they defeated the Steelers 23-17 in overtime and the Browns 20-3 at home and the Ravens 27-24 in overtime and Bengals 33-7 on the road.
(5) The Bears’ 33-7 win over the Bengals on December 10, 2017 in Cincinnati was their worst win in John Fox’s three seasons as coach (2015-17).
(6) Bears quarterback Andy Dalton spent his first nine NFL seasons from 2011-19 with the Bengals and is the franchise’s all-time leader in terms of passer rating (87.5), 300 yard games (28), Completions (2,757) and touchdowns (204).
(7) After losing four home openers in a row in 2014/17, the Bears are 2-1 under coach Matt Nagy, beat the Seahawks in 2018 with 24:17 and the Giants with 17:13 in 2020 and lose against the Packers 10-3 in 2019 The Bears won eight of nine home opener games from 2005-13, with their only loss in overtime to the Buccaneers 27-24 in 2008.
(8) The Bears player’s best rushing performance against the Bengals came in 2001 when Anthony Thomas stormed for 188 yards and scored a touchdown on 22 carries in a 24-0 win in Cincinnati.
(9) A Bears receiver’s most prolific appearance against the Bengals came in 1986 when Willie Gault amassed 174 yards on seven catches, including a 53-yard touchdown from Jim McMahon in a 44-7 win at Cincinnati.