From Comcast SportsNetFOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Tom Brady can't stop smiling these days.
The middle of the Houston Texans defense took a hit Friday when nose tackle Shaun Cody, the inside anchor of the 3-4 front, was declared out with a rib injury believed to involve a punctured lung.
The Bears prime directive each game is rendering a team one-dimensional. That will be difficult to accomplish in the case of the Houston Texans. Very, very difficult.
Rookie wide receiver Alshon Jeffery became a virtual certain out for Sundays game against the Houston Texans, out of practice for the second day this week with his broken hand.
Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall ranks fourth in the NFL with 59 catches and is within three scores of his career high of 10.