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Really? Surprising Bears stats following Week 15

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Following Sunday's division-clinching win over the Packers, here are some noteworthy facts, figures and stats about the game and the season to this point.

Team

  • Chicagos last NFC North championship came in 2010 when the Bears finished 11-5. It is the fourth NFC North championship for the Bears since divisional realignment in 2002.
  • The Bears finished the regular season 7-1 at home, their best home record since 2005.
  • The Bears are the only team to hold a second-half lead in every game in 2018.
  • The Bears have held opponents to six or fewer halftime points eight times this season.
  • The Bears have 16 different players with at least one touchdown this season.
  • Head coach Matt Nagy's 10 wins are the most by a Bears head coach in their inaugural season since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970.

Defense

  • LB Khalil Mack recorded 2.5 sacks Sunday vs. the Packers, his third multi-sack performance of the season and the 12th of his career.
  • Mack's 12.5 sacks are tied for third all-time on Chicago's single-season list with Richard Dent (1993 & 87). Dent also holds the record with 17.5 in 1984. Mack and Dent are the only two Bears to record at least 12.5 sacks in franchise history.
  • CB Kyle Fuller's seven interceptions are the most by a Bear since Tim Jennings had 9 in 2012, which led the NFL that season. The Bears' single-season record is 10 by Mark Carrier in 1990.
  • DT Akiem Hicks is second on the Bears with 6.0 sacks this season and leads the Bears with 15 TFL to go along with 14 QBH. He also is second with three forced fumbles.
  • LB Roquan Smith is second all-time among Bears rookies with 107 tackles. The record is 124 set by Brian Urlacher in 2000.
  • Smith has six games this year with 10+ tackles.
  • S Eddie Jackson's pick of Aaron Rodgers in the fourth quarter snapped his streak without an interception at 402 pass attempts, the longest such streak in NFL history.
  • LB Leonard Floyd tallied his third and fourth sacks on the season Sunday, dropping Rodgers for minus-20 yards. Floyd now has 15.5 career sacks with the Bears.
  • The Bears defense limited Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers to a quarterback rating of 68.9 on Sunday, his second-lowest career outing versus a Bears defense. His lowest came on Nov. 26, 2015 (62.4 QBR).
  • Chicago's defense tallied five sacks for minus-39 yards on Sunday, its seventh outing this season with 4+ sacks and the third with 5+. For Green Bay, it was only their second time all season giving up 5+ sacks.
  • Chicago has 15 different players with at least 1.0 full sack.
  • Chicago has 11 different players with at least one interception this season.
  • Chicago has forced multiple turnovers in 11 of its 14 games this season, has recorded at least two interceptions in eight games and at least three in four games.
  • The Bears have not allowed a 100-yard rusher this season in regulation (both have come in overtime) and have only allowed one 100-yard rusher in regulation over the past 32 regular season games (L. Murray, 111 yds, 2017, Wk 17).

Offense

  • QB Mitchell Trubisky completed 20 of 28 passes for 235 yards with two TDs and zero INTs against the Packers in Week 15, recording a 120.4 passer rating in the process.
  • Trubisky has recorded a passer rating of at least 120 (min 15 att.) in four games this season, surpassing Sid Luckman (3, 1943), Rudy Bukich (3, 1965) & Erik Kramer (3, 1995) for the most such games by a Bears QB in a single season.
  • It also was the fourth-highest single-game quarterback rating by a Bear against the Packers dating to 1960. It was the highest single-game QBR by a Bear against the Packers since Cade McNown's 123.5 outing on Oct. 1, 2000.
  • Trubisky has four 300+ yard passing performances this season, which his tied for the most by a Bears QB in a single season (Brian Hoyer, 2016; Jay Cutler, 2014; Billy Wade, 1962). Trubiskys next 300+ passing game will set a new Bears record.

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