The Bears and some of their players rank at or near the top of the NFL in key statistical categories entering Week 15 of the season. Here's how they stack up:
• The defense ranks seventh in the league in holding opponents on third down with a conversion percentage of 35.0.
• The defense ranks fifth in the league in average points allowed per drive with 1.54 and percentage of drives ending in a score at 28.5.
• The defense ranks fourth in the NFL, and second in the NFC, in points per game with 17.8.
• The defense ranks 10th in the league in yards per game with 326.5. The Bears' 5.0 yards per play allowed ranks seventh in the NFL.
• The defense is allowing 3.7 yards per rushing attempt, third best in the league
• The Bears rank first in the league in kick return average with 27.8 and third in total kick return yards with 778.
• The Bears rank second in the league in total punt return yardage and eighth in average per return.
• Receiver Allen Robinson II ranks 10th in the league with 76 catches. He is tied for eighth in receiving touchdowns with 7.
• Running back Tarik Cohen stretched his streak of catching at least one pass to 45 games, the second-longest active streak by a running back, trailing only Carolina's Christian McCaffrey, whose streak stands at 46.
• As a punt returner, Cohen ranks third in the NFL in return average at 9.1 yards.
• Running back David Montgomery ranks second among NFL rookies in rushing yards and touchdowns with 680 and five, respectively. Montgomery has also recorded 23 catches for 173 yards.
• Wide Receiver Cordarrelle Patterson is averaging 30.2 yards per kick return, second best in the NFL. Patterson's 102-yard return against the New Orleans Saints in Week 7 remains the longest kick return leaguewide this season.