The Bears and some of their players rank at or near the top of the NFL in key statistical categories entering Week 11 of the season. Here’s how they stack up:
• The Bears are tied for first in allowed rushing plays of more than 10 yards (18) and 20 yards (2). In denying big plays, the Bears are holding opponents to 3.7 yards per carry, fourth-best in the NFL.
• The Bears are tied for fewest yards allowed after the catch with 47. The Bears are tied for third-fewest allowed plays of 20 yards or more with 24.
• In situations of third-down and more than 10 yards, the Bears have held only allowed conversions 8.3 percent of the time, third-best in the NFL.
• The Bears have allowed the fourth-fewest points per game. Only the Buffalo Bills, San Francisco 49ers and New England Patriots rank higher.
• Since the start of 2018, Chicago has given up a league-low 47 total touchdowns (13 rushing, 31 passing, 3 returns). New England is second with 48 total TDs allowed during that span.
• Last Sunday’s game against Detroit marked the 19th consecutive game in which the Bears defense held an opponent to three or fewer points on their opening drive. The last time Chicago’s defense gave up an opening-drive touchdown was Week 7 last season vs. New England.
• Defensive tackle Nick Williams finished with 1.0 sack on the day and now has a team-high 6.0 sacks on the season, tied for first in the league among defensive tackles and 12th among defensive linemen.
• Cornerback Kyle Fuller has three interceptions this season, tied for the second-most in the NFC and tied for fifth in the NFL. Fuller’s 18 picks since entering the league in 2014 are tied for the most in the NFC with Detroit’s Darius Slay.
• Running back Tarik Cohen has caught at least one pass in all 41 career regular-season games since entering the league in 2017, the second longest active streak by a running back behind Carolina’s Christian McCaffrey (42).
• Cohen is also first in the NFL with a 10.7-yard punt return average (minimum 2 per game).
• Running back David Montgomery (466 yds, 5 TDs) ranks second in the NFL behind Oakland’s Josh Jacobs (811 yds, 7 TDs) among rookie RBs in both yards and rushing TDs. Montgomery’s 135 yards against the Chargers in Week 8 is the highest rushing total by any rookie this season. Montgomery also has 18 catches for 133 yards.
• Wide receiver and kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson leads the NFL with 552 kick return yards and a 29.1 kick return average (minimum 2 per game). Patterson has seven career touchdowns on kickoffs, and his next one will tie the NFL record in the Super Bowl era.
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