Hello, Windy City Gridiron readers! I recently wrote a post with a statistical review of the Bears' 2009 season, and I ran it by Dane and Adam to see if they thought you might enjoy it. Dane liked it, so he gave me the go ahead to do this FanPost, which contains an excerpt of the post (about the first half) and a link. I hope you enjoy it!
Coming into the 2009 NFL season, the big story for the Chicago Bears was Jay Cutler. For the first time in decades, da Bears had a franchise caliber quarterback, and they hoped that he would lead them back to glory. There are certainly signs that he will be the franchise player that they hope for. He had 27 TD passes, just two shy of the franchise record for a single season. He also threw for the second most single season passing yards in franchise history. Unfortunately, he also had the second most interceptions in a single season in franchise history. So, while Cutler had his issues, there is reason for hope going forward from the QB position. What about the rest of the team? This post will look at how the team as a whole performed when compared with their opponents’ season average on a per game basis.
Before going further, you should take a look at the Season Reviews Informational Post, if you haven’t already. It describes the methodology and data presented in the following tables.
Now that you have reviewed the methodology behind this data, let’s take a look at the data, and I will discuss it below.
|Team Offense||Value||Rank||Team Defense||Value||Rank|
|Pass Yards||3473||17||Pass Yards||3382||13|
|Pass TD||27||10||Pass TD||29||28|
|Pass INTs||27||30||Pass INTs||13||22|
|Rush Yards||1492||29||Rush Yards||2022||23|
|Rush TD||6||29||Rush TD||14||18|
|Chi Pts||Opp D||Opp Pts||Opp O|
|Opp||Score||Avg Pt||Diff1||Score||Avg Pt||Diff2|
|Green Bay Packers||15||18.56||-3.56||21||28.81||-7.81|
|San Francisco 49ers||6||17.56||-11.56||10||20.63||-10.63|
|St. Louis Rams||17||27.25||-10.25||9||10.94||-1.94|
|Green Bay Packers||14||18.56||-4.56||21||28.81||-7.81|
To check out the rest of the stats and read my analysis, please click here.