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Where Bears team, players rank in the NFL

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Take a look at where the Bears stack up both as a team and individually in the NFL rankings heading into their game against the Giants on Sunday.

Offense

On Top - The Bears are 8-3 and in sole possession of first place in the division. The last time Chicago started 8-3 was in 2012.

Points please - The Bears rank fifth in the league in average points per game, averaging 28.8 points per contest this year.

Possession priority - The Bears rank ninth in the league in average regulation possession time (31:00).

Gimme six - The Bears are tied for fifth in the league in touchdowns per game averaging 3.8 per contest.

Turning D into O - Chicago leads the league with 104 points off of takeaways.

Half & Half - The Bears are one of just two teams to hold a second-half lead in every game this season, and Chicago leads the league in fewest first-half points allowed (64).

Defense

Got the force - The Bears' 17 forced fumbles are tied for most in the league.

Take out, please - Chicago is first in the NFL with 29 takeaways and tied for first in the NFL with a +14 turnover margin. The Bears also lead the league with five red zone takeaways.

Don't rush - The Bears rank second in the NFL in fewest rushing yards allowed per game, giving up an average of just 80.8. They rank first in fewest rushing plays allowed of 10+ yards (16) and fewest rushing touchdowns allowed (4).

Three downs you're out - The Bears are first in the league in three-and-out percentage (.268) and The Bears are fourth in the league in opponent third down percentage (.351)

Don't pass go - The Bears are first in the NFL in lowest passer rating allowed (78.3)

Sack 'em up - The Bears rank sixth in the NFL in total sacks with 34 this year. The Giants' 14 sacks this season is second fewest in the league. Chicago leads the league with 15 different players with at least one full sack.

Pick 'em off - The Bears are first in the league with 20 interceptions. This past week the Bears tallied two interceptions, their fourth game this year with multiple picks.

The low down - The Bears rank third in the NFL in fewest first downs allowed per game (18.2).

Not by air, not by ground - The Bears rank fourth in the league allowing just 316.1 total yards per game.

Individuals

Catchin' Cohen - Running back Tarik Cohen leads all NFL running backs with five catches of at least 25 yards. He also ranks first in the NFL with 322 punt return yards. He ranks fifth in the league among backs with 503 receiving yards.

Trey it again - Tight end Trey Burton is tied for fourth in the NFL among tight ends with five touchdown receptions this year. His five TD catches is tied for most on the Bears.

Fuller up – Cornerback Kyle Fuller's five interceptions is tied for second most in the league.

Mack Attack - Linebacker Khalil Mack leads the Bears with eight sacks this season and is tied for first in the NFL with four forced fumbles. Mack's 43.5 sacks since the beginning of the 2015 season is tied for second most in the league over that span.

Jackson Four - Safety Eddie Jackson's five defensive touchdowns since 2017 are the most in the NFL during that span. He is tied for fourth in the NFL with four interceptions this season.

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