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 ChicagoBears.com.
How many former Bears players are now with the Falcons?
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The Bears will see a lot of familiar faces Sunday in Atlanta. Former Chicago players on the Falcons are running back/return specialist Cordarrelle Patterson, receiver Damiere Byrd, tight end MyCole Pruitt, offensive lineman Germain Ifedi, defensive lineman Abdullah Anderson and linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski. Offensive lineman Elijah Wilkinson and running back Damien Williams are on injured reserve. Former Bears coaches on the Falcons staff are Dave Ragone (offensive coordinator), Charles London (quarterbacks), Michael Pitre (running backs), Ted Monachino (outside linebackers) and Jon Hoke (secondary). Two former Bears general managers also work for the Falcons: Ryan Pace (senior personnel executive) and Phil Emery (scout).
Has an NFL quarterback ever rushed for at least 100 yards in three straight games?
Since 1950, the only NFL quarterback who accomplished that feat is Washington's Billy Kilmer, who ran for 103, 131 and 115 yards in three straight games in 1961. Last week Justin Fields became just the sixth quarterback to rush for 100 or more yards in back-to-back games (also since 1950), joining Kilmer, Tobin Rote (1951), Michael Vick (2003), Josh Allen (2018) and Lamar Jackson (2019 and 2022).
Who previously held the record for the longest touchdown run by a Bears quarterback?
With his 67-yard TD run against the Lions last Sunday, Justin Fields broke the Bears record for longest TD run that was set by … Justin Fields a week earlier with a 61-yard TD run versus the Dolphins! Just joking, of course. The record that Fields broke against Miami belonged to Bobby Douglass, who had a 57-yard TD run Oct. 15, 1972, in a 17-0 win over the Browns in Cleveland.