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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 Rams on Sunday.

Offense

  • On Top - The Bears are 8-4 and in sole possession of first place in the division.
  • Points please - The Bears rank fifth in the league in average points per game, averaging 28.7 points per contest this year.
  • Possession priority - The Bears rank ninth in the league in average regulation possession time (30:59).
  • Gimme six - The Bears are tied for sixth in the league in touchdowns per game averaging 3.4 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 (75).

Defense

  • Got the force - The Bears' 17 forced fumbles rank tied for fourth most in the league.
  • Take out, please - Chicago is first in the NFL with 30 takeaways. They haven't had 30+ takeaways in a season since 2012 when they had 44. Chicago is also first in the NFL with a +12 turnover margin and is second in 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 85.8. They rank first in fewest rushing plays allowed of 10+ yards (20) and fewest rushing touchdowns allowed (4) and are tied for second in fewest yards per rush (3.7)
  • Three downs you're out - The Bears are first in the league in three-and-out percentage (.279) and 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 (78.5)
  • Sack ‘em up - The Bears rank tied for fifth in the NFL in total sacks with 37 this year, and Chicago is tied for the lead in the league with 15 different players with at least 1.0 full sack.
  • Pick ‘em off - The Bears are first in the league with 21 interceptions and first with five interceptions returned for touchdowns. Chicago has 10 different players with at least one pick this year, tied for most in the NFL.
  • 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 317.9 total yards per game.

Individuals

  • Trust in Trubisky - Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky ranks second in the NFL among quarterbacks with 36.3 rushing yards per game this season and ranks first in yards per rush (7.1). The second-year quarterback has 20 TD passes this year and has four games of 300+ passing yards, tied for the most by a Bears QB in a single season.
  • Catchin' Cohen - Running back Tarik Cohen tallied a career-high 186 scrimmage yards against the Giants last week. It was his fourth time recording over 100 yards this season. His 156 receiving yards from Sunday are the most in a game by a Bears running back since at least 1960. Cohen also recorded his second career touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to join Jerry Rice as the only other player in NFL history with 150 passing yards, 12+ catches and a touchdown pass in the same game. Cohen leads all NFL running backs with five catches of at least 25 yards. He also ranks first in the NFL with 337 punt return yards. He ranks tied for second in the league among backs with 659 receiving yards.
  • Rush Jordan - Running back Jordan Howard led the team in rushing last week with 76 yards against the Giants, moving him into eighth place all-time on the Bears' rushing list with 3,047 career rushing yards.
  • Mack Attack - Linebacker Khalil Mack leads the Bears with nine sacks this season and is tied for second in the NFL with five forced fumbles. Mack's 45.5 sacks since the beginning of the 2015 season are tied for fourth most in the league over that span.
  • Fuller up – Cornerback Kyle Fuller's six interceptions are tied for second most in the league. Fuller leads the league with 40 pass breakups since the start of last season, five more than any other player over the span.
  • Jackson Five - 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.
  • Hick, Hick, Hooray - Defensive end Akiem Hicks tallied his first career rushing touchdown Sunday becoming the first Bears defensive player to score an offensive touchdown since former linebacker Brian Urlacher scored on a touchdown reception in 2001.

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