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Where Bears team, players rank in 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 Patriots on Sunday.

Offense

Points please - The Bears rank third in the league in average points per game in home contests this year, averaging 36 points in games played at Soldier Field. Chicago is tied for ninth in the NFL in overall points scored per game with 27.8 per contest. 

Possession priority - The Bears rank fourth in the league in average regulation possession time (32:30).

Mount Rush-more - The Bears rank eighth in the league in net rushing yards per game, averaging 130. The Bears racked up 164 rushing yards against Miami on Sunday.  

Gimme six - The Bears are tied for second in the league in touchdowns per game over their past three contests, averaging 3.7. 

Defense

Sack 'em up - The Bears rank third in the NFL in average sacks per game (3.6), and their 18 total sacks ranks fifth overall. The Patriots are tied for last in the league with just seven sacks this season.

Got the force - The Bears' nine forced fumbles rank tied for second most in the league. Khalil Mack has four forced fumbles on the season, tied for most in the league.

Don't rush - The Bears rank second in the NFL in fewest rushing yards allowed per game, giving up an average of just 83.4.

Pick 'em off - The Bears are tied for second in the league with 10 interceptions. Chicago has recorded at least one interception in its first five games for the first time since 2012 when it recorded an interception in each of its first nine games.

The low down - The Bears rank second in the NFL in fewest first downs allowed per game (17.0).

Don't pass go - The Bears are the only team in the NFL that has not allowed a rushing touchdown.

Individuals

Mack Attack - Mack is tied for first in the league with four forced fumbles and is tied for 10th in the NFL with five sacks. He recorded both a sack and a forced fumble in the first four games this year, the first player to do so in four straight games since Robert Mathis in 2005.

On Target - Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky ranks fourth in the NFL with a 70.2 completion percentage. He went 22-31 against Miami in Week 6. Trubisky has thrown nine touchdown passes over his last two games, becoming the first Bears quarterback to toss nine touchdown passes in back-to-back games since Sid Luckman in 1943.

Catchin' Cohen - Running back Tarik Cohen leads all NFL running backs with four catches of at least 25 yards. He also ranks fourth in the league among backs with 51.8 receiving yards per game. He's been notably impressive recently, combining for 314 all-purpose yards over the past two contests.

Go long, Taylor! - Receiver Taylor Gabriel's 54-yard reception on Sunday marked the longest reception by a Bears receiver this season. It was one of two big plays he had against the Dolphins. He also tallied a 47-yard reception. Gabriel finished with 110 yards against the Dolphins, giving him his second 100-yard game of the season. Entering the season, Gabriel had never tallied 100 yards in an NFL game in 57 career games.

Trey it again - Tight end Trey Burton is tied for second in the NFL among tight ends with three touchdown receptions this year. His three TD catches leads the Bears.

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