Saturday, December 3, 2022

Chicago Bears Week 4 Game Release

FIRST AND 10

• The Bears and Lions will be meeting for the 183rd time on \Sunday with the Bears owning a 102-75-5 advantage. Chicago swept the season series in 2018 and 2019 and split with the Lions last season.• Head coach MATT NAGY is 11-7 against the division and 5-1 against the Lions in his head coaching career.

• RB DAVID MONTGOMERY leads the NFC and ranks fifth in the NFL with 203 rushing yards.

• The Bears rank third in the NFL and second in the NFC with 11.0 sacks on the season (Carolina 14.0; Cleveland 12.0).

• LB ROBERT QUINN is currently tied for fourth in the NFL with 4.0 sacks while LB KHALIL MACK is tied for eighth overall with 3.0. Both rank among the Top 5 in the NFC.

• Quinn has recorded at least 1.0 sack in all three games this season. The last time Quinn held a three-game streak with at last 1.0 sack was the 2019 season.

• Mack has recorded at least 0.5 sacks in 27 games for the Bears with the Bears going 19-8 in those games. Mack recorded 2.0 sacks in Week 3 at Cleveland, his 15th career multi-sack game and his sixth with the Bears.

• WR ALLEN ROBINSON II has recorded at least one catch in all 91 career games, the second-longest active streak in the NFL behind DeAndre Hopkins (129).

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

• K CAIRO SANTOS currently has a streak of 31 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

• The Bears and Lions will be meeting for the 183rd time on Sunday with the Bears owning a 102-75-5 advantage. Chicago swept the season series in 2018 and 2019 and split with the Lions last season.

• Head coach MATT NAGY is 11-7 against the NFC North in his head coaching career, including a 10-2 mark against the Lions (5-1) and Vikings (5-1).

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

• The Bears rank third in the NFL and second in the NFC with 11.0 sacks on the season (Carolina 14.0; Cleveland 12.0).

• LB ROBERT QUINN is currently tied for fourth in the NFL with 4.0 sacks while LB KHALIL MACK is tied for eighth overall with 3.0. Both rank among the Top 5 in the NFC.

• In his first season with the Bears, 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.

• Mack has recorded at least 0.5 sacks in 27 games for the Bears with the Bears going 19-8 in those games. Mack recorded 2.0 sacks in Week 3 at Cleveland, his 15th career multi-sack game and his sixth with the Bears.

• Mack has 67.5 sacks since the start of 2015, the third most in the NFL in that span, and has 23.0 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.

• Quinn has recorded at least 1.0 sack in all three games this season. The last time Quinn held a three-game streak with at last 1.0 sack was the 2019 season.

• 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.

• Chicago ran for 123 yards in its win over the Bengals in week 2, the eighth straight game the Bears have rushed for at least 100 yards dating back to the end of last season. That streak was snapped in Week 3 at Cleveland. Prior to Week 3 it was the longest for the Bears since a 20-game stretch from December 1989 to December 1990.

• 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 is tied for first in the NFL with five passes defensed through three 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 in Week 2 against the Bengals. He has seven since the start of 2018, which is tied for the second most among NFL safeties (Malcolm Jenkins/Vonn Bell, 8) during that span.

• Jackson has six defensive touchdowns in his career, the most t in the NFL since he entered the league in 2017.

• QB ANDY DALTON has started 144 of 146 games in his career, throwing for 34,026 yards, 219 touchdowns and 127 interceptions while completing 62.3 percent of his passes. He has started against the Lions twice in his career, winning both games in 2013 and 2017 while completing 51 of 75 passes for 610 yards, four touchdowns and just one INT.

• Dalton 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 91 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 129 2013-active
Allen Robinson II, Jax-Chi 91 2014-active
Stefon Diggs, Min-Buf 89 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 2,483 receiving yards since the start of the 2019 season (Diggs 2,856;  Hopkins 2,730; Adams 2,680; Moore 2,653; Kupp 2,502; A. Cooper 2,492).

• Robinson owns 16 games of 100+ receiving yards and has eight career multi-TD 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 12 catches and 102 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 leads the NFC and ranks fifth in the NFL with 203 rushing yards.

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

• 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.

• K CAIRO SANTOS currently has a streak of 31 consecutive field goals made during the regular season, a Bears record, and a streak that started in Week 3 last year at the Falcons. That streak is currently the third longest active streak in the NFL.

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