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Snap counts, stats and more: Chicago Bears gashed on the ground again

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We'll take a deeper look at the statistics, both individual and team, and also run down the playing time breakdown for the Chicago Bears in their 20 point loss to the Washington Redskins.

Washington Redskins v Chicago Bears Photo by David Banks/Getty Images

All statistics and snap counts are taken directly from the NFL's Game Statistic and Information System.

I suppose the 41-21 beat-down by the Washington Redskins shouldn’t be that surprising. The Chicago Bears have hung close in most games this season, but with Washington fighting for their playoff lives and the Bears just playing out the string, being over matched between the lines was a likely outcome on Christmas Eve.

There was some good news from the weekend for those of you excited by draft positioning, because with Chicago’s L, and the win by the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Bears dropped to the 3rd spot in the NFL Draft.

On the field, there were some bright spots for the Bears, even though they were outgained 478 yards to 458, they had more first downs 31 to 21. Chicago even had a better 3rd down conversion percentage, although not by much, 70% (7/10) to 62% (8/13). The Bears also converted their only 4th down try while stopping the Redskins from converting theirs.

Penalties also favored the Bears, who were hit with 4 for 52 yards to Washington’s 7 for 73 yards, but Chicago didn’t hold the ball as long as Washington 27:25 to 32:35 and then there’s the turnovers. It’s pretty difficult to win a game when you go -5 in turnover margin.

Defensively the Bears allowed the Redskins to rush for 208 yards and a 5.9 average, not as bad as last weeks 226 yards and 9.8 average, but it was still pretty damn awful.

Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins had a 104.1 passer rating while throwing for 1 TD and he ran for two scores as well.

Now on to the snap counts and individual stats for the Bears

All snap counts will be in the ‘Player - total offensive/defensive snaps (percentage) - total special teams snaps (percentage)' format.

Quarterback

M Barkley - 69 (100%)

Matt Barkley looked like a young quarterback trying to do too much. Even though he was only sacked once, he faced more pressure in this, his career 5th start, than he did in his previous 4. Five interceptions brings his season total up to 12, but he did have 2 TD passes. He went 24 of 40 for 323 yards and a 62.8 passer rating.

Offensive Line

J Sitton LG - 69 (100%) - 4 (15%)

T Larsen RG - 69 100% 4 (15%)

B Massie RT - 69 (100%) - 4 (15%)

C Leno LT - 69 (100%) - 4 (15%)

C Whitehair C - 69 (100%)

M McCants T - 1 (1%) - 4 (15%)

Washington picked up 1 sack, 2 quarterback hits and 3 tackles for loss. Chicago's run blocking helped the Bears to a 5.4 average.

Josh Sitton was hit with an offensive holding penalty.

Running Backs

J Howard - 39 (57%)

J Langford - 29 (42%)

B Addison - 1 (1%) - 9 (33%)

Jordan Howard keeps up the great play with 18 rushes for 119 yards (6.6ypc), while snagging 1 of the 3 balls thrown his way for 9 yards.

Jeremy Langford had 7 carries for 19 yards and a TD, with 1 catch (on 2 targets) for 4 yards.

Bralon Addison returned a punt for 3 yards and a kickoff for 18.

Wide Receivers

D Thompson - 37 (54%) - 8 (30%)

J Bellamy - 31 (45%) - 16 (59%)

A Jeffery - 66 (96%)

C Meredith - 62 (90%)

Cameron Meredith has to be the most improved player on the Bears this season. Against the Redskins he was targeted 12 times, catching 9 for 135 yards and a TD. He’s up to 62 receptions for 827 yards with 4 TDs.

Alshon Jeffery caught 5 for 92 yards on 10 targets. Josh Bellamy caught 1 of the 2 balls thrown his way for 11 yards.

Deonte Thmpson was targeted 4 times, catching 3 for 34 yards and a TD. He was also caught holding on offense. On special teams he returned 2 kickoffs for 47 yards.

Tight Ends

D Brown TE 46 67% 8 30%

B Braunecker TE 21 30% 16 59%

L Paulsen TE 9 13% 12 44%

M Pruitt TE 3 4% 9 33%

Daniel Brown was targeted 4 times, he caught 2 for 19 yards. Ben Braunecker was targeted 3 times and he caught 2 for 19 as well. He also had a special teams tackle.

Special Teams

These players only appeared in the 3rd phase

S McManis - 23 (85%)

C Jones - 22 (81%)

J Timu - 12 (44%)

C Barth - 8 (30%)

P Scales - 6 (22%)

P O'Donnell - 6 (22%)

C Edison - 4 (15%)

Conner Barth made all three extra points.

Patrick O’Donnell punted once for 51 yards.

Christian Jones had a tackle.

Cornerbacks

J Banks - 65 (97%)

T Porter - 52 (78%)

B Callahan - 31 (46%) - 1 (4%)

D Hall - 15 (22%) - 6 (22%)

D Hurst - 11 (16%) - 13 (48%)

Johnthan Banks made his season debut starting at corner, making 1 tackle and 1 pass defense.

Tracy Porter had 2 tackles and he was hit with a defensive pass interference. Deiondre’ Hall had 1 tackle, 1 QBH and he was flagged for an illegal use of hands.

Bryce Callahan and Demontre Hurst didn't scratch the stat sheet.

Safeties

A Amos - 67 (100%) - 11 (41%)

H Jones-Quartey - 50 (75%) - 8 (30%)

D Bush - 13 (19%)

C Prosinski - 3 (4%) - 23 (85%)

Harold Jones-Quartey had 6 tackles and Adrian Amos had 1. Deon Bush had 2 tackles and Chris Prosinski had a special teams tackle and a 2 yard run on a fake punt.

Linebackers

N Kwiatkoski ILB - 67 (100%) - 1 (4%)

J Freeman ILB - 60 (90%)

P McPhee OLB - 48 (72%) - 4 (15%)

W Young OLB - 44 (66%) - 4 (15%)

S Acho OLB - 24 (36%) - 21 (78%)

L Floyd OLB - 19 (28%)

In Jerrell Freeman’s return to the lineup, he led the Bears with 9 tackles and he had a TFL. Nick Kwiatkoski had 7 tackles.

Pernell McPhee had 3 tackles, Willie Young had 2, Leonard Floyd and Sam Acho each had 1 tackle.

Defensive Line

A Hicks - 61 (91%) - 7 (26%)

M Unrein - 36 (54%) - 6 (22%)

C Wilson - 34 (51%) - 11 (41%)

J Bullard - 28 (42%)

C Washington - 9 (13%)

Akiem Hicks had 6 tackles, 1 TFL and 1 QBH.

Mitch Unrein had 2 tackles, C.J. Wilson had 2 tackles and a TFL, Jonathan Bullard had 2 tackles and a TFL, and Cornelius Washington had 1 tackle.