All statistics and snap counts are taken directly from the NFL's Game Statistic and Information System.
I can say without a shadow of a doubt, that was the worst game I’ve ever attended live. I’ve see the Bears lose at home, but sitting in a sea of green watching my favorite team get embarrassed is on a whole other level.
This game is one of those games that shows how the numbers can lie. The Bears had more first downs (20 to 17), more total yards (308 to 260), and a longer time of possession (31:51 to 28:09). The Bears’ Mike Glennon had 218 yards passing, while Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers only had 179.
But the story of this 35-14 ass-kicking was the turnovers. The Bears had 4, while the Packers had none.
The Packers offense was consistently put into favorable positions, but it’s not like the Bears’ defense was playing lights out. Check out this nugget from Pro Football Focus.
The Bears' defense couldn't get a pass rush going against the Packers makeshift offensive line. Aaron Rodgers was under pressure on just seven of his 28 drop backs (25 percent), the lowest percentage under pressure for him in any game this season. Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio blitzed Rodgers nine times, but only three of them resulted in pressure on the quarterback.
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 - 68 (100%)
M Trubisky - 0 (0%)
Mike Glennon fumbled twice and threw two interceptions. He also handed the ball off 14 times in the 4th quarter of a blow out game while only throwing eight times. I’ll bet the rookie could have done that.
C Leno - 68 (100%) - 3 (12%)
K Long - 68 (100%) - 3 (12%)
B Massie - 68 (100%) - 3 (12%)
C Whitehair - 68 (100%)
J Sitton - 68 (100%)
Not the best of games for the Bears’ o-line. They couldn't get the running game on track until late. But in pass protection, they weren’t too shabby.
The Bears offensive line was intact for this game, and generally did a good job of protecting Mike Glennon. The quarterback was under pressure on only seven of his 34 drop backs in the game (20.6 percent), by far the lowest percentage of pressure he's faced in a game this season, despite the Packers blitzing him 13 times in the game.
J Howard - 35 (51%)
T Cohen - 18 (26%) - 5 (19%)
B Cunningham - 16 (24%) - 18 (69%)
M Burton - 13 (19%) - 10 (38%)
The Bears running backs combined for 103 yards on 29 carries.
Tarik Cohen had 4 more receptions for 24 yards.
D Thompson - 53 (78%) - 4 (15%)
M Wheaton - 38 (56%)
K Wright - 37 (54%)
J Bellamy - 36 (53%) - 5 (19%)
Deonte Thompson led the Bears with 9 targets and 5 receptions, and he had 44 receiving yards. Kendall Wright had 4 grabs for 51 yards. Markus Wheaton was shut out.
Z Miller 48 - (71%)
D Sims - 38 (56%) - 3 (12%)
A Shaheen - 8 (12%) - 15 (58%)
Zach Miller had 2 catches for 45 yards, and Dion Sims had one for eight.
These players only appeared in the 3rd phase
S McManis - 23 (88%)
J Anderson - 18 (69%)
C LeBlanc - 11 (42%)
C Barth - 6 (23%)
P O'Donnell - 6 (23%)
A DePaola - 6 (23%)
T Compton - 3 (12%)
B Sowell - 3 (12%)
Patrick O’Donnell booted 3 punts for a 49.0 average and he placed 2 inside the 20. Connor Barth missed a 47 yard field goal.
K Fuller - 50 (91%) - 6 (23%)
B Callahan - 41 (75%)
M Cooper - 29 (53%) - 5 (19%)
P Amukamara - 27 (49%)
I guess we found out which corner the Bears feel is their #1, as Fuller was in on 91% of the snaps. Pro Football Focus disagrees however.
CB Kyle Fuller had another difficult day in coverage, receving a team-worst 32.2 overall grade as a result. He was targeted a team-high six times in coverage, and he was badly out of position when he allowed three catches for 57 yards. However, it was the first game this season where he did not miss a tackle.
Fuller led the position group with 5 tackles.
E Jackson - 55 (100%) - 8 (31%)
A Amos - 54 (98%) - 8 (31%)
D Bush - 2 (4%) - 15 (58%)
D Houston-Carson - 1 (2%) - 15 (58%)
I keep hearing praise for defensive coordinator Vic Fangio and defensive backs coach Ed Donatell, yet every week there seems to be a few blown coverage issues.
Adrian Amos led the Bears’ DBs with 8 tackles.
D Trevathan - 55 (100%)
L Floyd - 41 (75%)
P McPhee - 34 (62%)
W Young - 29 (53%)
C Jones - 28 (51%) - 8 (31%)
J Timu - 19 (35%) - 23 (88%)
S Acho - 6 (11%) - 18 (69%)
Danny Trevathan led the game in tackles with 13, but all that most will remember about his play was the devastating hit on Green Bay’s Davante Adams. It was a bang-bang play and not done with malicious intent.
Danny Trevathan said he plans to reach out to Davante Adams. "My main concern is that he's OK. ... I never wish that on nobody."— Kevin Fishbain (@kfishbain) September 29, 2017
Leonard Floyd picked up the first sack of his season, and Pernell McPhee had one as well.
A Hicks - 45 (82%)
E Goldman - 36 (65%) - 5 (19%)
M Unrein - 25 (45%) - 8 (31%)
J Bullard - 17 (31%) - 5 (19%)
R Robertson-Harris - 11 (20%) - 17 (65%)
Akiem Hicks comes to play every week.
Despite appearing on the injury report Thursday morning, DE Akiem Hicks still stepped up and played well, particularly against the run. His 82.2 overall grade was the highest of any defensive lineman in the game, despite a quiet day of pass rushing with only one hurry on 25 pass-rushing snaps. He registered two run stops though, and he was credited with forcing running backs to cut on three other runs.
Did any of these numbers stand out to you guys?