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 final game of the regular season against the Vikings on Sunday:

Overall

  • On Top & Rolling - The Bears are 11-4 and winners of eight of their last nine game heading into their regular-season finale.
  • Hi to bye - The Bears clinched at a minimum the No. 3 seed in the NFC Playoffs but could be the No. 2 seed and get a first-round bye with a win and a Rams loss this week.
  • You again? - This will be the third straight season the Bears finish their regular season on the road at Minnesota.
  • Protect our house - The Bears’ seven home wins are the most since 2005 when they also finished 7-1 at home.

Offense

  • Turning D into O - Chicago leads the league with 107 points off of takeaways.
  • Points please - The Bears rank tied for eighth in the league in average points per game, averaging 26.5 points per contest this year.
  • Possession priority - The Bears rank fourth in the league in average regulation possession time (31:38).
  • Gimme six - The Bears are tied for eighth in the league in touchdowns per game, averaging 3.1 per contest.
  • Half & Half - The Bears are the only team to hold a second-half lead in every game this season, and Chicago leads the league in fewest first-half points allowed (93). The Bears have held opponents to six or fewer halftime points in eight games this year, most in the league.

Defense

  • Take out, please - Chicago is first in the NFL with 36 takeaways and tied for second in the NFL with a +12 turnover margin.
  • Red means stop - The Bears are tied for first in the league in fewest red zone drives allowed (39), and most red zone takeaways (6).
  • Don’t rush - The Bears rank second in the NFL in fewest rushing yards allowed per game, giving up an average of just 81.1. They rank first in fewest rushing plays allowed of 10+ yards (26) and fewest rushing touchdowns (5) allowed.
  • Three downs you’re out - The Bears are first in the league in three-and-out percentage (.260) and the Bears are fourth in the league in opponent third-down conversion percentage (.356).
  • Don’t pass go - The Bears are first in the NFL in lowest passer rating allowed (72.5).
  • Sack ‘em up - The Bears rank fifth in the NFL in total sacks with 46 this year.
  • Pick ‘em off - The Bears are first in the league with 27 interceptions, seven more than any other team. Chicago also is first in the league with five interceptions returned for touchdowns.
  • The low down - The Bears rank tied for first in the NFL in fewest first downs allowed per game (17.7).
  • Not by air, not by ground - The Bears rank fourth in the league allowing just 308.7 total yards per game.
  • Got the force - The Bears’ 18 forced fumbles rank tied for eighth in the league.

Individuals

  • Catchin’ Cohen - Running back Tarik Cohen leads all NFL running backs with seven catches of at least 25 yards. He also leads the NFL with 413 punt return yards and ranks third in the league among backs with 717 receiving yards.
  • Trust in Trubisky - Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky ranks third in the NFL among quarterbacks in yards per rush (6.23). The second-year quarterback has four games of 300+ passing yards, tied for the most by a Bears QB in a single season. On Sunday, Trubisky became the sixth quarterback in Bears history to eclipse 3,000 passing yards in a season. By completing 16-of-17 passes in the second half of the game, Trubisky’s 94.1 completion rate marked the highest second-half completion percentage in the NFL this season.
  • Rookies Rocking - Linebacker Roquan Smith is second all-time among Bears rookies with 116 tackles this season. Receiver Anthony Miller is second in the NFL among first-year receivers with seven touchdown receptions this year. His seven touchdown catches are the most by a Bears rookie receiver since 1983.
  • Fuller up – Cornerback Kyle Fuller’s seven interceptions are first in the NFC and tied for most in the league. Fuller also leads the league with 43 pass break ups since the start of last season and his 21 this season is an NFL best. Fuller’s seven interceptions are the most by a Bear since Tim Jennings had nine in 2012, which led the NFL that season.  
  • Mack Attack - Linebacker Khalil Mack leads the Bears with 12.5 sacks this season and is tied for first in the NFL with six forced fumbles. Mack’s 49 sacks since the beginning of the 2015 season are tied for third most in the league over that span.
  • Hick, Hick, Hooray - Defensive tackle Akiem Hicks leads the team with 11 tackles-for loss. His six sacks, 14 quarterback hits and three forced fumbles both rank second on the team. Since joining the Bears in 2016, Hicks is third among defensive tackles with 21.5 sacks.
  • Jackson Six - Safety Eddie Jackson is tied for third in the league with six interceptions this season. His five defensive touchdowns since 2017 are tied for the most all-time by a player in his first two NFL seasons. Jackson also has 15 pass breakups this season, tied for third most in the NFL.

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