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Chalk Talk: Did Peters play every snap Sunday?

Wondering about a player, a past game or another issue involving the Bears? Senior writer Larry Mayer answers a variety of questions from fans on

Did Jason Peters play every snap Sunday against the Bengals? I don't recall seeing him come out of the game, and if that's the case that's pretty impressive given that he's 39 years old, wasn't with the Bears for training camp and hurt his quad in the season opener against the Rams.
Walt P.

Yes, veteran left tackle Jason Peters played all 65 offensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Bengals. I agree that it was very impressive and I asked coach Matt Nagy about it Monday. Here's what he had to say: "I think that speaks to who he is. He's tough. That says a lot right there. Without saying a lot verbally, his actions are speaking to these players. He showed up and he played that entire game, and he fought through a lot of things there. So I appreciate that from him. I know everybody else does, and he's a leader on that offense."

When was the last time the Bears registered four straight takeaways in a game?
Brian H.
Macomb, Illinois

The last time the Bears generated takeaways on four consecutive possessions was Sept. 23, 2018 when they accomplished the feat in a 16-14 comeback win over the Cardinals in Arizona. Just like in Sunday's win over the Bengals, the defense produced three interceptions and a fumble recovery, all in the second half. In the 2018 game against the Cardinals, Eddie Jackson, Sherrick McManis and Bryce Callahan all had interceptions, and Khalil Mack forced a fumble on a sack that was recovered by Danny Trevathan. The Bears converted the takeaways into a touchdown and two field goals in scoring the game's final 16 points after falling behind 14-0 in the first quarter.

What is the Bears' record when they win the turnover battle?
Peter R.
Elgin, Illinois

In Matt Nagy's four seasons as Bears coach, the Bears are now 16-3 when they win the turnover battle, 4-13 when they lose it and 9-5 when it's even. They finished plus-three in Sunday's victory over the Bengals and have now won 22 straight games with a turnover ratio of plus-three or better. Their last loss came Dec. 17, 2007 to the Vikings in Minnesota by a 20-13 score.

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