You know that Bears outside linebacker Robert Quinn is having an excellent start to the season when he's able to record a sack on a weekday afternoon.
That's what happened Wednesday when the NFL, after a review with the Elias Sports Bureau, officially awarded Quinn a second sack in last Sunday's win over the Bengals.
The play occurred early in the third quarter when Quinn ran quarterback Joe Burrow out of bounds for no gain and was assessed a 15-yard penalty for a late hit. Because the foul occurred after the play, the sack counts.
The statistical change gives Quinn 2.0 sacks against the Bengals and 2.5 in two games this season. (He split a sack with Akiem Hicks in a season-opening loss to the Rams.) As a result, Quinn has already eclipsed his total of 2.0 sacks from last season. Only eight NFL players have more than 2.5 sacks through Week 2.
It also increases the Bears' sack total from 4.0 to 5.0 against Cincinnati, the most they've had in a game since last Dec. 13 when they recorded 7.0 in a 36-7 drubbing of the Texans at Soldier Field.
The Bears hit the practice fields at Halas Hall Wednesday afternoon as they continue to get ready for Sunday's matchup with the Browns in Cleveland.