Where Bears team, players rank in the NFL after Week 15

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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 15th game of the regular season against the 49ers on Sunday.

Overall

  • *On Top - *The Bears are 10-4 and have clinched the NFC North for the first time since 2010.
  • *Protect our house - *The Bears’ seven home wins are the most since 2005 when they also finished 7-1 at home.

Offense

  • Share the love - The Bears have 16 different players with at least one touchdown this season, tied for the most in the NFL with the Saints.
  • Turning D into O - Chicago leads the league with 107 points off of takeaways.
  • *Points please - *The Bears rank tied for fifth in the league in average points per game, averaging 27.4 points per contest this year.
  • *Possession priority - *The Bears rank fourth in the league in average regulation possession time (31:22).
  • *Gimme six - *The Bears are sixth in the league in touchdowns per game, averaging 3.2 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 (84). 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 35 takeaways and first in the NFL with a +13 turnover margin. *The last time the Bears led the league in turnover margin was 1985. 
  • *Red means stop - *The Bears lead the league in fewest red zone drives allowed (36), and are first with six 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 83.6. They rank first in fewest rushing plays allowed of 10+ yards (25) and fewest rushing touchdowns (5) allowed.
  • *Three downs you’re out - * The Bears are first in the league in three-and-out percentage (.262) and the Bears are fourth in the league in opponent third down percentage (.345)
  • *Don’t pass go *- The Bears are first in the NFL in lowest passer rating allowed (73.0)
  • Sack ‘em up *- * The Bears rank fourth in the NFL in total sacks with 45 this year. Chicago has 15 different players with at least 1.0 full sack, second in the NFL behind the Packers, who have 16. 
  • *Pick ‘em off *- The Bears are first in the league with 26 interceptions, six more than any other team. Chicago also is first in the league with five interceptions returned for touchdowns. Chicago has 11 different players with at least one interception this season, the most in the NFL
  • *The low down *- The Bears rank first in the NFL in fewest first downs allowed per game (17.9).
  • *Not by air, not by ground - *The Bears rank third in the league allowing just 310.9 total yards per game.
  • Got the force - The Bears’ 18 forced fumbles rank tied for fourth most in the league.

Individuals

  • *Catchin’ Cohen - *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. He ranks third in the league among backs with 710 receiving yards. 
  • *Trust in Trubisky *- Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky ranks first in the NFL among quarterbacks in yards per rush (6.7). The second-year quarterback has four games of 300+ passing yards, tied for the most by a Bears QB in a single season.
  • *Fuller up *– Cornerback Kyle Fuller’s seven interceptions are tied for most in the league. Fuller also leads the league with 43 pass breakups since the start of last season and his 21 this season are an NFL best.
  • *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 second most in the league over that span.
  • *Hick, Hick, Hooray - *Defensive tackle Akiem Hicks leads the team with 15 tackles for loss this year. His six sacks 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’s is tied for third in the league with six picks this season. His five defensive touchdowns since 2017 are tied for 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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