Obscure Stats from the 2010 Season.

> Johnny Knox has had 84% of his catches go for first downs. That is the highest percetange in the NFL of anyone with at least 40 catches. The next highest is Desean Jackson (Eagles) wih 71%. Knox also is 40 yards away from being the first Bear with 1,000 receiving yards in a season since Marty Booker in 2002.

> When Chris Harris and Danieal Manning start the Bears’ game at the Packers on Sunday, it will mark the first time since 2001 the same set of safeties started all 16 games for the Bears (Mike Brown and Tony Parrish).

> With 3,666 yards in 2009 and 3,106 yards (so far) this season, Jay Cutler is the first Bears QB to throw for 3,000 yards in two consecutive years since…EVER.

> If he can get 22 rushing yards and 13 receiving yard on Sunday, Matt Forte will be the first Bear to have 1,000 yards rushing and 500 yards receiving since Walter Payton in 1983.

> Julius Peppers (8) and Israel Idonije (8) are the first Bears defensive ends to get 8 or more sacks in the same season since 1993 (Richard Dent and Trace Armstrong).

> Devin Hester (14) set the record for combined return TDs in 75 games and 289 returns; Brian Mitchell (13) took 197 games and 1,093 returns to set the previous record.  That means the previous record holder ran a TD back every 84 returns; Hester averages one TD every 20 returns. If Hester played as long as Mitchell and kept the same pace, he would end up with 54 return TDs.

> Chris Harris is the first Bears safety with 5 INTs in one season since Mike Brown in 2001.

> The Bears have a chance to be the first NFC North team to go 6-0 in divisional play in a season since the NFL realigned the divisions in 2002.


One response

  1. johnnyharvard

    Knox has had a quietly spectacular season. I know most national guys can’t get enough Desean but both are the same player. Spectacular speedy big play receivers who are soft, although I think Desean’s a little softer than Knox. Johnny’s TD’s would be right up there wih the league leaders if Jay had enough time to get it deep too. Than we may be talking about Knox as a pro bowler, or he’d have been in that other blog you posted.

    Who would’ve thought Manning and Harris would be our most productive pair of safties since Brown and Parrish?

    Hester may be the biggest game changer in todays game. I think he innovated the game. Or will. I think you’ll see teams specifically draft guys high to be returners, and use the same formula the Bears have. I know its probably just dumb luck how it worked out fr them, but the Bears may be mentioned as a team that changed the game a little because of Devin.

    And Both the Bears and Packers may not be playing a meaningful game. I think theres a scenario where the Packers can have the wild card wrapped up. In that case we could be looking at Flynn versus Hanie instead of Cutler versus Rogers. But the 6-0 record may be out of reach if the Bears are the only team resting starters for th post season.

    Good job compiling those stats man. Happy New Year to you and yours brother.

    December 31, 2010 at 6:42 pm

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