Reviewing the Chicago Bears 2009 Season

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!


CHICAGO - DECEMBER 28: Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears prepares to throw the game-winning touchdown pass to Devin Aromashodu against the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field on December 28, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Vikings 36-30 in overtime. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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
Points 327 19 Points 375 21
Yards 4965 23 Yards 5404 17
Cmp 340 -- Cmp 341 --
Att 563 -- Att 531 --
Pass Yards 3473 17 Pass Yards 3382 13
NY/A 5.8 19 NY/A 6 15
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
Y/A 4 26 Y/A 4.3 18
Sacks 35 19 Sacks 35 14

Table 1

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
Pittsburgh Steelers 17 20.25 -3.25 14 23 -9
Seattle Seahawks 25 24.38 0.63 19 17.5 1.5
Detroit Lions 48 30.88 17.13 24 16.38 7.63
Atlanta Falcons 14 20.31 -6.31 21 22.69 -1.69
Cincinnati Bengals 10 18.19 -8.19 45 19.06 25.94
Cleveland Browns 30 23.44 6.56 6 15.31 -9.31
Arizona Cardinals 21 20.31 0.69 41 23.44 17.56
San Francisco 49ers 6 17.56 -11.56 10 20.63 -10.63
Philadelphia Eagles 20 21.06 -1.06 24 26.81 -2.81
Minnesota Vikings 10 19.5 -9.5 36 29.38 6.63
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
Baltimore Ravens 7 16.31 -9.31 31 24.44 6.56
Minnesota Vikings 36 19.5 16.5 30 29.38 0.63
Detroit Lions 37 30.88 6.13 23 16.38 6.63
Sum Difference -19.94 22.06

Table 2

To check out the rest of the stats and read my analysis, please click here.

<em>This FanPost was written by a Windy City Gridiron member, and does not necessarily reflect the ideas or opinions of its staff or community.</em>

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