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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 20-10 loss against the Detroit Lions.

Chicago Bears v Detroit Lions Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

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

An eye doctor appointment and my wife’s Holiday Party on Saturday, and then a trip to see Santa today, prevented me from watching the Chicago Bears game in full until Sunday afternoon. I tried to avoid the score as much as possible, but I knew I wouldn’t be so lucky. I found out the Bears lost last night, and then I saw the score earlier this morning, so I checked what the people were saying about the Bears on social media.

It was mostly bad.

So I watched the game expecting the worst, and it wasn’t awful. There were too many mistakes — 13 penalties for 97 yards, three turnovers, and a few drops — but I also saw positive flashes from this young Bears’ team.

Chicago had more yards (349 to 293) and more first downs (22 to 18), but the mistakes were too much to overcome against a good Detroit Lions team that is fighting for the playoffs.

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 - 69 (100%)

Mitchell Trubisky threw for 314 yards on 31 of 46 passing. He had one TD and three interceptions, and a passer rating of 66.8.

But he also climbed the pocket and delivered a few strikes. He also scanned the field and worked around to his final read. He commended the line of scrimmage, the huddle and the sidelines. I saw some big time throws sprinkled around his interceptions, and this game will go a long way towards his development as an NFL QB.

OL

C Leno - 69 (100%) - 2 (9%)

B Massie - 69 (100%) - 2 (9%)

C Whitehair - 69 (100%) - 1 (4%)

J Sitton - 43 (62%) - 1 (4%)

B Sowell - 35 (51%) - 2 (9%)

T Compton - 33 (48%) - 1 (4%)

H Grasu - 27 (39%) - 1 (4%)

An injury to Tom Compton forced Bradley Sowell into the game at right guard. Then Sowell’s play forced Hroniss Grasu into the game at center, which moved Cody Whitehair to right guard. Then an injury to Josh Sitton bright Sowell back in the game to play left guard.

The o-line wasn’t getting a very good push all afternoon, and the pass protection wasn’t top notch either.

Grasu, Whitehair and Charles Leno were all flagged once.

RB

J Howard - 33 (48%)

T Cohen - 25 (36%) - 9 (39%)

B Cunningham - 23 (33%) - 17 (74%)

M Burton - 11 (16%) - 5 (22%)

Jordan Howard only had 10 rushes for 37 yards, but he caught all 4 of the balls thrown his way for 26 yards.

Tarik Cohen had only 2 runs for 1 yard, but 4 catches for 16 yards. He also had 3 kick returns for 62 yards and 1 punt return for 2 yards.

Benny Cunningham caught 4 for 33 yards with a TD. He also had a special teams tackle.

From our friends over at Pro Football Focus.

Running back Tarik Cohen was on the field for 36.2 percent of the Bears' offensive snaps, his lowest percentage since Week 12 against the Philadelphia Eagles. Against the Lions, he saw his first snap in pass protection since Week 4 against the Green Bay Packers, just his fifth total pass-blocking snap of the season. Benny Cunningham also only had one snap of pass-blocking out of his 23 plays (all passing plays).

WR

J Bellamy - 53 (77%)

D Inman - 48 (70%)

K Wright - 46 (67%)

M Wheaton - 29 (42%)

Kendall Wright was targeted 13 times and he had 7 catches for 81 yards. Josh Bellamy had 5 (7 targets) for 70 yards.

Markus Wheaton had 2 grabs for 42 yards and Dontrelle Inman had 1 for 5.

TE

D Sims - 42 (61%) - 2 (9%)

D Brown - 35 (51%) - 5 (22%)

Daniel Brown had 3 receptions (4 targets) for 32 yards, and Dion Sims had 1 for 9.

ST

These players only appeared in the 3rd phase

D Houston-Carson - 19 (83%)

B Braunecker - 17 (74%)

P O'Donnell - 7 (30%)

A DePaola - 7 (30%)

M Nugent - 5 (22%

C LeBlanc - 1 (4%)

Kicker Mike Nugent made a 41 yard field goal and an extra point. Pat O’Donnell put 2 of his 5 punts inside the 20, and he had a 45.0 average.

DeAndre Houston-Carson had a costly holding penalty.

CB

K Fuller - 63 (100%) - 2 (9%)

P Amukamara - 61 (97%) - 5 (22%)

B Callahan - 48 (76%)

S McManis - 6 (10%) - 21 (91%)

M Cooper - 6 (10%) - 11 (48%)

Prince Amukamara had 6 tackles and a PD. Kyle Fuller had 2 tackles. Bryce Callahan had 2 including a TFL.

Marcus Cooper had a special teams tackle.

S

E Jackson - 63 (100%) - 7 (30%)

D Bush SS 59 (94%) - 13 (57%)

C Prosinski - 4 (6%)

Eddie Jackson had 8 tackles and a fumble recovery. Chris Prosinski had 2 tackles.

Deon Bush had 2 tackles on D and one more on special teams.

LB

D Trevathan - 63 (100%)

N Kwiatkoski - 52 (83%) - 5 (22%)

S Acho - 51 (81%) - 14 (61%)

L Houston - 41 (65%)

P McPhee - 15 (24%)

H Jones - 10 (16%) - 3 (13%)

C Jones - 9 (14%) - 21 (91%)

J Timu - 2 (3%) - 18 (78%)

Nick Kwiatkowski had 8 tackles while getting the start along side Danny Trevathan, who had 4 tackles.

Sam Acho had 4 tackles, a sack, 1 TFL, 1 QBH, and a forced fumble. Lamarr Houston had 3 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 TFL and 2 QBH. Harold Jones had 2 tackles, and Pernell McPhee had a tackle, a QBH, TFL and a PD.

DL

A Hicks - 51 (81%) - 4 (17%)

J Bullard - 32 (51%) - 4 (17%)

R Robertson-Harris - 26 (41%) - 15 (65%)

E Goldman - 22 (35%)

J Jenkins - 9 (14%) - 6 (26%)

Akiem Hicks had a sack, 4 tackles, a TFL and 2 QBH. He’s up to 8 sacks on the year now.

Jonathan Bullard had a couple tackles on Sunday.

From PFF,

The Bears' defense pressured Matthew Stafford on 15 of his 37 total drop backs (40.5 percent). It didn't seem to affect him too much, as he still went 8-of-11 for 119 yards while under pressure, throwing for more yards than he did while not under pressure (118) on half as many attempts. Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio dialed up the blitz on eight of Stafford's drop backs, two of which resulted in sacks.

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?