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Snap counts, stats and more: Chicago Bears limp through the finish line of the 2016 season

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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 season finale.

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

Was anyone else watching the game on Sunday just wishing it would hurry up and end? I started out like always, hoping to see the Chicago Bears win, or at the very least, hoping to see a fun competitive game, but that notion quickly faded. The Minnesota Vikings jumped out to an early 7 point lead, it quickly grew to a 17-0 Bears deficit, before some trickery gave Chicago hope.

But it didn’t last long, and the Bears limped on to a 38-10 season ending loss.

The Vikings held the edge up and down the stat sheet. They had more first downs (21 to 19), more total yards (374 to 323), a better 3rd down conversion rate (50% to 22%), a better time of possession (30:12 to 29:48) and they even had fewer penalties (2 for 15 yards to Chicago’s 6 for 49).

The Bears’ defense gave up 124 yards on the ground, with a 4.4 yards per carry average, and they allowed Minnesota QB Sam Bradford to have a 114.5 passer rating.

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.

Quarterbacks

M Barkley - 50 (83%)

D Fales - 9 (15%)

Matt Barkley looked like a competent quarterback when he was playing within the system, but these last two weeks he was playing like a guy trying to makes plays. That’s not who he is. He ended the day against the Vikes completing 10 of 14 passes for 125 yards, 2 interceptions and a 59.2 passer rating. He also caught a 1 yard TD pass and he fumbled one time.

David Fales went 2 for 5, for 22 yards with a 53.8 rating. He had 1 run for zero yards.

Offensive Line

J Sitton - 60 (100%) - 2 (9%)

T Larsen - 60 (100%) - 2 (9%)

B Massie - 60 (100%) - 2 (9%)

C Leno - 60 (100%) - 2 (9%)

C Whitehair - 60 (100%)

M McCants - 1 (2%) - 2 (9%)

The Bears pass protection gave up 2 sacks and 3 quarterback hits. On the ground the Bears averaged 4.9 yards per carry and the Vikings had 1 tackle for loss.

Josh Sittion was caught holding and Charles Leno and Bobby Massie each had a false start penalty. Leno was the only Bear to play every snap of the 2016 season.

Running backs

J Howard - 38 (63%)

J Langford - 20 (33%)

B Addison - 2 (3%) - 9 (41%)

Jordan Howard was the team’s 2016 MVP and I’m legitimately excited to see what the future holds for him. He set the Bears all time rookie rushing record (1,313 yards) on Sunday when he had 23 carries for 135 yards (5.9ypc).

Jeremy Langford had 10 runs 26 yards, and he added 3 catches (on 3 targets) for 41 yards. He also fumbled one time.

Bralon Addison had 1 run for 4 yards and he caught his lone target for 11 yards. He also had a punt return for no gain and a fumble.

Wide Receivers

A Jeffery - 49 (82%)

C Meredith - 47 (78%)

D Thompson - 33 (55%) - 7 (32%)

J Bellamy - 25 (42%) - 13 (59%)

Cameron Meredith ended the day catching 4 of 6 targets for 61 yards. He also completed a 2 yard TD pass to QB Barkley. He ended his sophomore season with a team leading 66 receptions and 888 yards.

And then there’s this

Alshon Jeffery guaranteed a 2017 Super Bowl after the game, but during it, he only had 1 reception for 10 yards while being targeted 3 times.

Josh Bellamy had 2 runs for 18 yards, and he was targeted once in the passing game.

Deonte Thompson was targeted twice, with no catches. He had 3 kickoff returns for 107 yards.

Tight Ends

D Brown - 46 (77%) - 7 (32%)

L Paulsen - 19 (32%) - 9 (41%)

M Pruitt - 15 (25%) - 1 (5%)

B Braunecker - 6 (10%) - 13 (59%)

Daniel Brown caught 2 of 2 for 18 yards and he was penalized with an offensive pas sinterference.

MyCole Pruitt caught his only pass for 6 yards and he had a special teams tackle.

Logan Paulsen was caught holding, his 6th penalty of the season. He only had 3 catches on the year.

Special Teams

These players only appeared in the 3rd phase

S McManis - 19 (86%)

C Prosinski - 19 (86%)

J Anderson - 12 (55%)

J Timu - 9 (41%)

P O'Donnell - 5 (23%)

P Scales - 5 (23%)

C Barth - 4 (18%)

D Houston-Carson - 3 (14%)

E Kush - 2 (9%)

Patrick O’Donnell had 3 punts for 143 yards, which is a 47.7 average. His net average was 32.7 and he placed 1 punt inside the 20.

Conner Barth made his only extra point and his only field goal.

Sherrick McManis and John Timu each had a tackle.

Cornerbacks

T Porter - 50 (79%) - 1 (5%)

J Banks - 43 (68%) - 1 (5%)

D Hurst - 37 (59%) - 9 (41%)

C LeBlanc - 30 (48%)

D Hall - 4 (6%) - 3 (14%)

Tracy Ported didn’t start because he overslept, something that should never happen. He ended the day with 2 tackles. Jonathan Banks had 3 tackles.

Cre’Von LeBlanc had 2 tackles, an interception and a pass defense. Demontre Hurst had 3 tackles and Deionde’ Hall had 1 tackle on D and 1 more on special teams.

Safeties

A Amos - (100%) - 9 (41%)

H Jones-Quartey - 63 (100%) - 4 (18%)

Adrian Amos had 3 tackles and a TFL, Harold Jones-Quartey had 7 tackles and 2 PD.

Linebackers

N Kwiatkoski - 63 (100%) - 4 (18%)

S Acho - 58 (92%) - 15 (68%)

J Freeman - 56 (89%) - 1 (5%)

W Young - 35 (56%)

C Jones - 32 (51%) - 19 (86%)

J Shirley - 1 (2%)

Jerrell Freeman led the Bears with 10 tackles, he also had 2 PD. Nick Kwiatkoski had 4 tackles.

Sam Acho had 2 tackles, Willie Young had 3 and a neutral zone infraction.

Neither Christian Jones nor Josh Shirley scratched the stat sheet.

Defensive Line

A Hicks - 53 (84%) - 7 (32%)

C Wilson - 32 (51%) - 9 (41%)

M Unrein - 30 (48%) - 7 (32%)

J Bullard - 23 (37%) - 6 (27%)

C Washington - 20 (32%)

Akeim Hicks had 1 tackle, 1 TFL, a QBH and a roughing the passer penalty.

C.J. Wilson had 3 tackles and a TFL, Mitch Unrein had 2 tackles, Cornelius Washington had 2 tackles and Jonathan Bullard had a tackle and a TFL.

What are your thoughts on the numbers from the final game?