All statistics and snap counts are taken directly from the NFL's Game Statistic and Information System.
The story of this game was the turnovers. The Chicago Bears lost two fumbles and threw two interceptions, while the Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost one fumble late in the game. Penalties were a killer for the Bears as well, with them being flagged eight times for 59 yards, to only four for 34 yards for Tampa Bay. The overall time of possession was in the Bucs favor as well, 33:11 to 26:49. But did you realize the Bears won the time of possession in the first half, 16:36 to 13:24,
You guys can do the math on that second half swing.
It wasn’t all bad in the team stats. The Buccaneers only had one more total yard than did the Bears (311-310). First downs were close, 22-19 in favor of the Bucs. Chicago even converted half of their third down tries, but they gave up 8-15 (53%) to Tampa Bay.
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 (%)
M Glennon - 64 (100%)
Pro Football Reference had an interesting nugget on Glennon’s game.
...he was 10-of-13 for 147 yards and a touchdown on passes that traveled 10 or more yards in the air. His average time to throw in the game was only 2.22 seconds, which is quicker than any quarterback averaged over the entire 2016 season, and he had seven of his passes dropped by receivers.
Those drops obliviously hurt, but if memory serves me, most came when the game was out of hand. I’m also curious to know how many of those 10 yard or more passes came in the second half when the game was essentially over.
I think we’re learning that Glennon can run an NFL offense if he has a clean pocket. He needs near perfect conditions to have success, partly due to his lack of mobility, and partly due to how he work through his progressions.
C Whitehair - 64 (100%) - 1 (5%)
C Leno - 64 (100%) - 1 (5%)
B Massie - 64 (100%) - 1 (5%)
H Grasu - 40 (62%) - 1 (5%)
J Sitton - 39 - (61%)
B Sowell - 25 (39%) - 1 (5%)
T Compton - 24 (38%)
The Bears offensive line didn’t create any rushing lanes, with the team averaging a pathetic 1.3 yards per carry.
Bobby Massie and Charles Leno Jr. were each caught holding.
T Cohen - 40 (62%) - 3 (14%)
J Howard - 31 (48%)
M Burton - 6 (9%) - 11 (50%)
Jordan Howard had 7 yards on 9 carries before being pulled with his ailing shoulder. An injury that head coach John Fox said was no big deal leading up to the game.
Tarik Cohen led the Bears in rushing with 13 yards and in receptions with eight. He also had a rookie mistake as he tried to scoop up a punt. PFF had this on Cohen yesterday.
He lined up at wide receiver on 14 of his 40 snaps (35%), and he ran pass routes on 13 of them. Five of his nine targets came while lined up at receiver.
J Bellamy - 59 (92%)
K Wright - 55 (86%)
D Thompson - 36 (56%) - 6 (27%)
T Gentry - 8 (12%) - 10 (45%)
T McBride - 2 (3%) - 5 (23%)
Kendall Wright had 7 catches, and he led the team in targets (10) and receiving yards (69).
Rookie Tanner Gentry had 2 catches for 27 yards and an unnecessary roughness penalty in the first quarter.
Z Miller - 48 (75%)
D Sims - 30 (47%) - 1 (5%)
A Shaheen - 5 (8%) - 13 (59%)
Adam Shaheen playing so sparingly was idiotic. In a blowout game, let the rookies play.
Zach Miller was the only Bears’ tight end that caught a pass. He had 6 for 42 yards. He also spent 35 snaps lined up at receiver, per PFF, with 28 of those 35 coming from the slot.
These players only appeared in the 3rd phase
S McManis - 21 (95%)
D Brown - 14 (64%)
P O'Donnell - 4 (18%)
A DePaola - 4 (18%)
C Barth - 3 (14%)
Patrick O’Donnell had three punts and a 56.0 average.
Sherrick McManis had a special teams tackle.
This may be the shortest special-teams-only list I’ve ever seen since doing this column. That points to how banged up and gassed the Bears were yesterday.
M Cooper - 71 (100%) - 7 (32%)
K Fuller - 67 (94%) - 2 (9%)
B Callahan - 41 (58%)
C LeBlanc - 5 (7%) - 9 (41%)
Marcus Cooper led the position with 6 tackles, and Bryce Callahan had one of the teams 2 passed defended.
PFF said this about Kyle Fuller, “He was targeted a team-high nine times in coverage, but he only allowed four catches for 42 yards and made a couple of nice plays in the endzone to disrupt receivers.”
E Jackson FS 71 100% 9 41%
Q Demps SS 71 100%
A Amos FS 1 1% 21 95%
Eddie Jackson led the Bears in tackles with 8 including a tackle for loss, and Quintin Demps was second with 7. According to Pro Football Focus Jackson “was targeted twice and allowed two catches for 26 yards, but only three of those yards came after the catch.”
D Trevathan - 60 (85%)
L Floyd - 55 (77%)
C Jones - 47 (66%) - 17 (77%)
S Acho - 32 (45%) - 18 (82%)
W Young - 31 (44%)
P McPhee - 24 (34%)
N Kwiatkoski - 16 (23%) - 1 (5%)
J Anderson - 12 (17%) - 20 (91%)
Danny Trevathan had two penalties and 4 tackles.
Willie Young had a sack. I thought Leonard Floyd had a sack, but not according to the stat-man.
A Hicks - 49 (69%) - 3 (14%)
E Goldman - 40 (56%) - 4 (18%)
M Unrein - 35 (49%) - 8 (36%)
R Robertson-Harris - 27 (38%) - 16 (73%)
J Bullard - 26 (37%) - 7 (32%)
Mitch Unrein led the position group with 4 tackles. He had a tackle for loss and a QB hit. While Unrein did fill the stat sheet, I’d rather see one of the younger guys getting more reps.
Eddie Goldman was credited with a sack.
Did any of the numbers stand out to you guys?