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As Bears fans, we are all painfully aware of the unimpressive season our team put together this year. Most of the statistics are unremarkable, others are remarkably bad, but some of the final numbers turned out to be at least tolerable to look at.

Team statistics

(Opponents’ statistics in parentheses)

Red = below NFL average, Green = above NFL average

Points forced: 279 (399)

Total yards: 5704 (5548)

Offensive plays: 967 (1012)

Yards per play: 5.9 (5.5)

First downs: 324 (322)

Turnovers: 31 (11)

Fumbles lost: 12 (3)

Interceptions: 19 (8)

Penalties: 110 (103)

Penalty yards: 967 (959)

Average drive start: 25.1 (29.2)

Scoring percentage: 27.5% (42%)

Individual leaders

Passing

Record Games started Games played Completion % Yards Touchdowns Interceptions Longest completion QB rating Sacks
Matt Barkley  1-5  6  7  59.7  1611  8  14  37  39.7  6
Brian Hoyer  1-4 5 6  67.0  1445  6  0  64  61.5  4
Jay Cutler  1-4  5  5  59.1  1059  4  5  54  33.1  17

 

Rushing

Games started Games played Yards Touchdowns Longest rush Yards per attempt Fumbles
Jordan Howard  13  15  1313  6  69  5.2  2
Jeremy Langford  3  12  200  4  23  3.2  2
Ka’Deem Carey  0  12  126  0  24  3.9 0

 

Receiving

Games started Games played Yards Targets Receptions Yards per reception Touchdowns Longest reception Fumbles
Cameron Meredith  10  14  888  97  66  13.5  4  50  3
Alshon Jeffery  12  12  821  94  52  15.8  2  54  0
Zach Miller 8  10  486  64  47  10.3  4  34  0

 

Team bests

Touchdowns Yards from scrimmage Longest play Tackles Interceptions Forced fumbles Sacks Fumbles Penalties
 Matt Barkley  Matt Barkley  Jordan Howard  Jerrell Freeman  Tracy Porter, Cre’von Leblanc  Akiem Hicks  Willie Young  Jay Cutler  Willie Young

 

Statistics never tell the full story, but I think these numbers reflect the Bears season fairly accurately. For the most part, it’s pretty lackluster, but there are a few bright spots that we can look forward to building on next season. Who knows, at this time next year, maybe I’ll be writing articles about playoff games in Chicago.

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