With the Chicago Bears playing on Monday night, and smacking the Seattle Seahawks around, our usual weekly coverage at WCG is getting squeezed by a day. So with that being said, this will be an abridged version of our usual snap counts and stats column.
The Bears won the game 24-17, but a late second touchdown made the game look closer than it was. Chicago held the edge in first downs (20 to 17), third down conversions (5-12-42% to 5-13-38%) — they also converted their only try on 4th down — and time of possession (34:24 to 25:36). The Seahawks held a slight edge in total yards (276 to 271), and they were also penalized fewer than the Bears (5 for 37 yards to 7 for 55).
ESPN may suck when it comes to halftime show decisions, but they have a nice layout on their box scores and game recaps. Click the links provided to check out the full statistical numbers from the game.
All statistics and snap counts are taken directly from the NFL’s Game Statistic and Information System, as we’re the snipped pictures.
Mitchel Trubisky played an uneven game, finishing up 25 of 34 for 200 yards, 2 TDs, 2 Ints, and a passer rating of 83.0, with 5 runs for 24 yards. In the first quarter his passer rating was 131.0, but in the second quarter it dropped to 28.0.
I was surprised with his second half numbers.
In the second half last night against the Seahawks, #Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky completed 12 of 14 passes (85.7%) for 88 yards and a TD, good for a 116.7 passer rating.— Lester A. Wiltfong Jr. (@wiltfongjr) September 18, 2018
Trey Burton and Anthony Miller caught Trubisky’s touchdown passes.
Allen Robinson II looks like the #1 receiver the Bears signed with 10 catches (14 targets) for 83 yards.
The wide receiver playing time near the bottom of the depth chart is something I immediately noticed. Kevin White and Josh Bellamy played the same number of snaps on offense, 2, but Bellamy had 18 snaps on special teams (and a tackle). At some point we’re going to see rookie Javon Wims active in place of White.
Jordan Howard only had 17 touches last night (68 yards), and he didn’t have any drops for a second consecutive week.
Danny Trevathan led the Bears with 8 tackles, and he also had 2 sacks and a forced fumble.
Eddie Jackson, Eddie Goldman, and Aaron Lynch had sacks too, as did Khalil Mack who is fitting in quite nicely with the Bears.
Rookie Roquan Smith played a lot, and he ended up second on the team with 7 tackles.
Prince Amukamara had a huge interception late in the game that got our Twitter account fired up.
PRINCE WITH THE PICK 6 pic.twitter.com/5dFpruhVej— Windy City Gridiron (@WCGridiron) September 18, 2018
The players listed above only played in the third phase.
Patrick O’Donnell had 4 punts (3 inside the 20) and a 38.4 net average.
Rookie Kevin Toliver II made his NFL debut.