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We'll list out the complete playing time breakdown, and spotlight a few individual and team statistics from the Chicago Bears in their tough 20-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings v Chicago Bears Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

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

That was an interesting game last night. It was a bit sloppy, but it featured a couple of highlight plays that will make the Best-of-2017 for the Chicago Bears. The turnover margin was a killer again (-2 for the Bears), but the penalties were the story of the night. The Bears were caught for 8 for 55 yards, but the Minnesota Vikings were hit with 9 for 69 yards. The Bears’ penalties negated at least three game altering plays, but good teams find a way to overcome flag happy refs.

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Third down conversions were an issue as well, with the Vikes at checking in at 40% (6-15) and the Bears only converting 3 of 12 (25%).

There was excitement throughout, but more importantly, there was a feeling of hope for many Bears’ fans from the moment Mitchell Trubisky stepped on the field.

Now on to the snap counts and some other stats for the Bears

All snap counts will be in the following format:
Player - Total O or D snaps (%) - Total ST snaps (%)

QB

M Trubisky - 61 (100%)

This was not the debut he had in mind, but he’ll go to the film and work on his issues. The rookie went 12 of 25 for 128 yards, 1 TD and 1 interception, for a Clausenesque passer rating of 60.1. He also ran 3 times for 22 yards.

In the first quarter, he was 7 for 9 for 64 yards and a passer rating of 96.3, so he just needs to do more of that, and less of the other.

Check out these nuggets from Pro Football focus about Trubisky.

- He really struggled under pressure, going just 1-of-7 for nine yards.

- He did find some success throwing down field, though, completing six of 11 pass attempts traveling 10 or more yards in the air for 82 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

- The Bears showed the fake handoff of 27.6 percent of Trubisky’s drop backs, the ninth-highest rate of any quarterback in Week 5.

- He was 4-of-7 for 64 yards and a touchdown off of play action, a 127.4 passer rating, as opposed to 8-of-18 for 64 yards and an interception on throws without play action for a 30.8 passer rating.

OL

B Massie - 61 (100%) - 1 (4%)

C Leno - 61 (100%) - 1 (4%)

C Whitehair - 61 (100%)

J Sitton - 60 (98%) - 1 (4%)

K Long - 59 (97%)

T Compton - 1 (2%) - 1 (4%)

The only starting offensive lineman that wasn’t flagged was Kyle Long. Charles Leno Jr. now has 5 on the season, and Cody Whitehair has 4.

The Vikings were only credited with 1 sack and 2 QB hits.

RB

J Howard - 34 (56%)

T Cohen - 17 (28%) - 6 (21%)

B Cunningham - 14 (23%) - 22 (79%)

M Burton - 6 (10%) - 14 (50%)

According to Pro Football Focus, “running back Jordan Howard didn’t go down easily. He generated 62 yards after contact, a 3.3 average per carry that was a season-high for him.” Overall, Howard had 19 runs for 76 yards.

Tarik Cohen has seen his snaps decrease has Benny Cunningham has seen his increase. Cohen still may not be the best in blitz recognition, leading to more playing time for Cunningham.

Cohen had 6 runs for 13 yards, and 1 catch for -6. Cunningham had a couple receptions for 43 yards, including the fake punt-TD pass from Patrick O’Donnell. C

Cunningham and Burton each had a special teams tackle.

WR

M Wheaton - 46 (75%)

T McBride - 43 (70%)

K Wright - 33 (54%)

J Bellamy - 7 (11%) - 17 (61%)

D Thompson - 7 (11%) - 5 (18%)

If Kendall Wright had two good receivers to play with, I think he would thrive in the slot. On the night, he led the Bears with 4 catches for 46 yards.

Markus Wheaton had 1 reception for 9 yards.

TE

D Sims TE 47 77% 1 4%

Z Miller TE 42 69%

A Shaheen TE 11 18% 10 36%

I was excited when the Bears signed what I thought was an old school inline tight end in Dion Sims, but so far, he’s been a disappointment. He had 1 catch for 17 yards, and a couple drops.

Zach Miller was the most targeted Bear with 7, and he caught 3 for 39 yards and a TD.

ST

These players only appeared in the 3rd phase

D Houston-Carson - 15 (54%)

C LeBlanc - 13 (46%)

D Brown - 11 (39%)

P O'Donnell - 9 (32%)

A DePaola - 9 (32%)

C Barth - 4 (14%)

I Irving - 2 (7%)

B Sowell - 1 (4%)

O’Donnell has a career 158.3 passer rating which is tied for best all time in Chicago. He also had 7 punts for a 43.9 average, with 2 more punts inside the 20.

DeAndre Houston-Carson had a tackle and a forced fumble.

CB

K Fuller - 70 (100%) - 5 (18%)

P Amukamara - 70 (100%) - 1 (4%)

B Callahan - 60 (86%)

S McManis - 2 (3%) - 27 (96%)

Kyle Fuller and Prince Amukamara each had 4 tackles, Fuller and Bryce Callahan (3 tackles) each had a pass defended.

S

A Amos - 70 (100%) - 12 (43%)

E Jackson - 70 (100%) - 9 (32%)

D Bush - 1 (1%) - 15 (54%)

Adrian Amos was second on the team with 8 tackles. PFF had this to say about his performance.

Safety Adrian Amos was a key part of the Bears’ secondary in the game, his team’s highest-graded back end player at 82.3 overall. He had a missed tackle in the game on quarterback Case Keenum, but he generated three total stops in the game. He was targeted three times on 39 coverage snaps, allowing three catches for 20 yards.

Eddie Jackson had 4 tackles and a pass defended.

LB

C Jones - 69 (99%) - 14 (50%)

L Floyd - 65 (93%)

P McPhee - 45 (64%)

J Timu - 42 (60%) - 7 (25%)

S Acho - 29 (41%) - 20 (71%)

J Anderson - 19 (27%) - 26 (93%)

Christian Jones led the team with 9 tackles. He also had a QB hit and a pass defended.

John Timu had 4 tackles and a tackle for loss before leaving the game with a high ankle sprain. His injury will keep him sidelined for 2-4 weeks.

Leonard Floyd had 2 sacks, with one going for a safety. He also had 6 tackles, 4 QBH and 3 TFL.

DL

A Hicks - 60 (86%) - 1 (4%)

E Goldman - 44 (63%) - 4 (14%)

M Unrein - 29 (41%) - 5 (18%)

J Bullard - 18 (26%) - 3 (11%)

R Robertson-Harris - 7 (10%) - 16 (57%)

The Akiem Hicks signing just keeps looking better and better. He had 4 tackles, 2 sacks, 3 tackles for loss, and 3 QB hits.

Mitch Unrein had 3 tackles.

For more numbers, the ESPN box score and team stats are both pretty good ones to check out for all of the game’s statistics.

Did any of these numbers stand out to you guys?