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Where Bears rank statistically after Week 3


Here's a look at where the Bears stand statistically with Week 3 in the books:


Agents of Chaos: The Bears rank among the league's best in disruptive plays. The defense leads the league in forcing negative yardage. The team is also tied for first in red-zone takeaways and third in points off turnovers and fifth in sacks. The defense popped the bubble of Washington quarterback Case Keenum's efficient season to date, forcing him to turn the ball over five times over the course of the game.

Keeping a lid on it: Apart from the big plays they make, the defense has been expert at stuffing any heroics from the opposing offense. The Bears are tied for first with fewest runs of 20 yards or more allowed with none. The team ranks third in third-down percentage and points allowed. Both standings will be tested against the Minnesota Vikings and the NFL's leading rusher, Dalvin Cook.

Dream vacation: The Bears extended a four-game road winning streak, their longest since 2015. The streak started last season with a win in San Francisco on Dec. 23. The Bears will play their next road game in two weeks across the Atlantic Ocean in London. The Bears won their last game across the pond in 2011, so it will be interesting to see if the streak can hold.


The Mack Attack Cracks the Pack: Khalil Mack began to separate himself from the rest of the league this week. The linebacker leads the league in forced fumbles (3) after knocking the ball from Keenum's hands twice Monday night. Mack has made his presence felt, as he also leads the league in hurries (13) and quarterback pressures (15). While Mack's three sacks on the year are enough to place him in the top 10, it is the consistency of his rush that has become key to the defense.

A pick-six puts Clinton-Dix in the mix: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Kyle Fuller are now tied for second in interceptions (2). Clinton-Dix leads the league in return yardage (91), a number which would have made him the Bears' most productive receiver. He is also one of nine players to return an interception for a touchdown this season.

Nothing rhymes with Gabriel: Taylor Gabriel is now tied for fourth in touchdown receptions (3). Gabriel's big night puts him with Kansas City's Sammy Watkins and Tampa Bay's Mike Evans as the only receivers to haul in three touchdowns in a game this season. Gabriel tripled his season total on catches (9) and yards (110).

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