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By the Numbers: Bears vs. Chargers | 2023 Week 8

Bears running back Darrynton Evans
Bears running back Darrynton Evans

Take a look at some of the notable stats and numbers from the Bears' Week 8 game against the Los Angeles Chargers:

1st

Career rushing touchdown for Darrynton Evans.

With just under two minutes left in the first half, Evans took a pitch from quarterback Tyson Bagent and hurdled over a Chargers defender for an 11-yard score.

The score marked Evans' first rushing TD of his NFL career and his second time finding the end zone. His first touchdown, a 3-yard reception, came in 2020 when Evans was a rookie with the Titans.

54

Rushing yards allowed by Bears defense.

For the fourth consecutive game, the Bears held their opponent to under 55 rushing yards. During that span, the defense has limited teams to an average of 42 yards on the ground.

The Bears defensive front kept Chargers running back Austin Ekeler quiet in the run game, as he totaled just 29 yards on 15 carries, an average of 1.9 yards per carry.

10

Receptions for tight end Cole Kmet.

Kmet set a new career-high in catches, hauling in all 10 of his targets.

The four-year pro led the Bears with 79 receiving yards.

123

Total yards by Ekeler.

While the Bears limited Ekeler's production in the run game, the veteran running back tallied 94 receiving yards and a touchdown, leading the Chargers offense. Ekeler caught seven passes and was targeted eight times.

41-yard

Pass from Tyson Bagent to Darnell Mooney.

On the first play from scrimmage, Bagent took a deep shot, hitting Mooney for a 41-yard gain as the receiver laid out for the catch.

The pass marked Bagent's longest play from scrimmage as an NFL quarterback.

5

Consecutive Chargers scoring drives to start the game.

The Chargers challenged the Bears defense from the start Sunday, scoring on each of their first five possessions, including three touchdowns.

9

Bears with at least one reception.

Bagent spread the ball around against the Chargers, targeting 10 different players and connecting with nine.

The rookie QB attempted 37 passes Sunday night, completing 25 of them for 232 yards.

Check out the on-field action as the Bears take on the Chargers under the lights on Sunday Night Football.

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