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.