Chicago Bears Game 3 Release

FIRST AND 10

• Chicago is facing the Browns for the first time since the 2017 season, a 20-3 Bears victory at Soldier Field on Christmas Eve. The Bears are making their first trip to First Energy Stadium since 2013, a 38-31 Bears victory.

• Chicago is 7-9 all-time against the Browns, but have won the last three meetings in 2009, 2013 and 2017.

• The Bears have won their last nine games against AFC North opponents. They swept the division in 2017 and 2013 and defeated the Bengals last week at Soldier Field.

• Head coach MATT NAGY is 10-3 in September games in his three-plus seasons as head coach.

• QB ANDY DALTON has started 17 career games against the Browns, going 12-5 overall. He has passed for 3,546 yards, 28 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.

• WR ALLEN ROBINSON II has recorded at least one catch in all 90 career games, the second-longest active streak in the NFL behind DeAndre Hopkins (128). Last week he recorded his 40th career touchdown in the 20-17 win over the Bengals.

• DB JAYLON JOHNSON leads the NFL with five passes defensed through two weeks. He had four in the Week 2 win over the Bengals, including his first career interception.

• DB EDDIE JACKSON recorded his eighth career forced fumble last week against the Bengals. He has seven since the start of 2018, the second most among NFL safeties (Malcolm Jenkins, 8) during that span.

• LB KHALIL MACK has recorded at least 1.0 sack in 24 games for the Bears, with the Bears going 17-6 in those games.

• K CAIRO SANTOS currently has a streak of 29 consecutive field goals made during the regular season, a Bears record, and a streak that started in Week 3 last year at the Falcons.

GAME NOTES

• Chicago is facing the Browns for the first time since the 2017 season, a 20-3 Bears victory at Soldier Field on Christmas Eve.

• The Bears are making their first trip to First Energy Stadium since 2013, a 38-31 Bears victory.

• Chicago is 7-9 all-time against the Browns, but have won the last three meetings in 2009, 2013 and 2017.

• The Bears have won their last nine games against AFC North opponents. They swept the division in 2017 and 2013 and defeated the Bengals last week at Soldier Field.

• In the Week 2 win over the Bengals, Chicago recorded three interceptions in the fourth quarter: DB JAYLON JOHNSON, LB ROQUAN SMITH and DL ANGELO BLACKSON. It marked the first time since 2018 (vs. TB) in which the Bears had a defensive back, linebacker and defensive lineman each record an interception. It also marked the first time for the Bears since 1991 in which it happened in the same quarter.

• The last time the Bears picked off an opposing quarterback 3+ times was Sept. 23, 2019, intercepting Washington quarterback Case Keenum three times on Monday Night Football.

• QB ANDY DALTON has started 17 career games against the Browns, going 12-5 overall. He has passed for 3,546 yards, 28 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.

• Dalton also has 22 career rushing touchdowns, the fourth most in the NFL among quarterbacks since entering the league in 2011.

• QB JUSTIN FIELDS rushed for his first NFL touchdown with 4:14 left in the third quarter in Week 1 at the Rams. Dating to 1960, Fields is the first Bears rookie quarterback to rush for a touchdown in a season opener. He was the Bears seventh quarterback overall to score a rushing touchdown in Week 1.

• WR ALLEN ROBINSON II has recorded at least one catch in all 90 career games, the second-longest active streak in the NFL behind DeAndre Hopkins (128). Last week he recorded his 40th career touchdown in the 20-17 win over the Bengals.

Player Catches Timeline
DeAndre Hopkins, Hou-Ari 128 2013-active
Allen Robinson II, Jax-Chi 90 2014-active
Stefon Diggs, Min-Buf 88 2015-active
Jamison Crowder, Was-NYJ 84 2015-active
Michael Thomas, NO 70 2016-active

• Robinson ranks sixth in the NFL among wide receivers with 2,456 receiving yards since the start of the 2019 season (Diggs 2,794; Hopkins 2,709; Adams 2,548; Moore 2,527; Cooper 2,466).

• Robinson owns 16 games of 100+ receiving yards and has eight career multi-touchdown performances.

• Robinson is tied for first in Bears annals with five 10+ reception games with Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery.

• WR DARNELL MOONEY leads the team with 11 catches and 92 yards on the season.

• Mooney set a Bears record for most receptions by a rookie wide receiver by snagging 61 in 2020. He also recorded 631 yards and had four touchdowns.

• RB DAVID MONTGOMERY had a streak of seven consecutive regular season games with a touchdown snapped in the Week 2 win over the Bengals.

• Montgomery ranks third in the NFC with 169 rushing yards over the first two weeks behind Christian McCaffrey (170) and Dalvin Cook (192).

• Montgomery rushed for 108 yards on 16 carries (6.8 avg) in Week 1 at the Rams. He became the first Bears RB to rush for 100+ yards in a season-opener since Matt Forte did so at Green Bay in 2015.

• Montgomery finished the 2020 season with 1,508 yards from scrimmage (1,070 rushing) and was one of five players in the NFL with over 1,500+ yards from scrimmage. Montgomery was also the only NFL running back with more than 1,000 rushing yards and 400 receiving yards.

• Montgomery tied for third among NFL running backs with the most games with at least 100 scrimmage yards in 2020: Derrick Henry, TEN – 10; Dalvin Cook, MIN – 9; Nick Chubb, CLE – 8; David Montgomery, CHI, 8.

• In Week 1 at the Rams, TE JIMMY GRAHAM became the sixth tight end in NFL history to record 700 career receptions. He joins the company of Hall of Fame tight ends Tony Gonzalez and Antonio Gates as the only three TEs to eclipse 700+ career receptions, 8,000+ yards and 80+ TDs.

• Graham ranks second among NFL tight ends since 2010 with 8,350 receiving yards, 700 receptions and 82 receiving TDs (Gronkowski 90). He also ranks fourth in NFL history among tight ends with his 82 career TD catches.

• Last season Graham ranked second in the NFC among tight ends with his eight TD catches and tied for fourth among all tight ends.

• LB KHALIL MACK notched his first sack of the season in Week 2 vs. the Bengals. He has recorded at least 1.0 sack in 24 games for the Bears, with the Bears going 17-6 in those games (7-2 in 2018, 5-2 in 2019, 4-3 in 2020 and 1-0 in 2021).

• Mack has 67.5 sacks since the start of 2015, the third most in the NFL in that span, and has 22.0 3rd-quarter sacks since the start of 2015, the most in the NFL.

• In 14 primetime games with the Bears, Mack has 11.0 sacks, eight forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two interceptions, one which was returned for a touchdown.

• Mack had a team-high nine sacks in 2020 and is one of two players in the NFL (Aaron Donald) with at least eight sacks in each of the last six seasons. Since entering the NFL in 2014, he is one of seven players with at least 70 sacks (71.5) and is second behind Chandler Jones (25) for the league lead with 23 forced fumbles during that span.

• In his first season with the Bears, LB ROBERT QUINN registered three forced fumbles, and his 27 career forced fumbles are second behind Chandler Jones (29) for the most among active players. He is the only player in the NFL with multiple forced fumbles in each of the past eight seasons.

• In Week 2 LB ROQUAN SMITH recorded eight tackles, 1.0 sack for minus-8 yards and his first career interception return for touchdown in the 20-17 win over the Bengals. With the Bears leading 10-3 in the fourth quarter, Smith intercepted QB Joe Burrow and ran it back 53 yards, shedding multiple tacklers along the way for his first career NFL touchdown, and his first touchdown since high school. Prior to that he also added a sack in the third quarter, forcing the Bengals to kick a field goal. Smith also led the team in tackles for the second consecutive game with eight. Smith is the first Bears player to record a sack and an interception in the same game since Nick Kwiatkoski on Nov. 10, 2019 against the Lions.

• DB JAYLON JOHNSON leads the NFL with five passes defensed through two weeks. He had four in the Week 2 win over the Bengals, including his first career interception.

• Johnson led all rookies and tied for sixth in the NFL with 15 passes defensed in 2020.

• DB EDDIE JACKSON recorded his eighth career forced fumble last week against the Bengals. He has seven since the start of 2018, the second most among NFL safeties (Malcolm Jenkins, 8) during that span.

• Jackson has six defensive touchdowns in his career, the most in the NFL since he entered the league in 2017. The first two came in the same game vs. Carolina (10/22/17), a 75-yard fumble return and a 76-yard interception return. His third score was a 65-yard fumble return at Buffalo (11/4/18). His fourth was a 27-yard interception return vs. Minnesota (11/18/18) and the fifth was the very next week, a 41-yard interception return at Detroit on Thanksgiving (11/22/18). His sixth was an 8-yard fumble return at the Rams last season.

• K CAIRO SANTOS currently has a streak of 29 consecutive field goals made during the regular season, a Bears record, and a streak that started in Week 3 last year at the Falcons. Consecutive FG makes – active streaks: Jason Myers, Sea 36 11/11/2019 – active Graham Gano, NYG 35 9/20/2020 – active Nick Folk, NE 33 9/20/2020 – active Cairo Santos, Chi 29 9/27/2020 – active

• Head coach MATT NAGY is 11-7 against the NFC North in his head coaching career, including a 10-2 mark against the Lions and Vikings.

• Nagy finished the 2020 season one win behind former coach Lovie Smith (29) for the most wins by a Bears head coach through three seasons.

• Nagy has a 16-6 record when the Bears score more than 24+ points since 2018.

• Nagy is 10-3 in September games, the only losses were Week 1 in 2018, 2019 and 2021. Last year was the Bears first undefeated month of September since 2010.

• Only 50 games into his Bears’ coaching tenure, Matt Nagy has strung together six win streaks of three or more games, ranking fourth all-time among Chicago coaches.

Coach Games 3+ win streaks
1. George Halas 497 46
2. Mike Ditka 168 16
3. Lovie Smith 144 10
4. Matt Nagy 50 7
5. Dave Wannstedt 96 5