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Bears vs Cardinals: Inside the snap counts, stats, and more

Here are all the snap counts for the Chicago Bears, a spotlight on some of their individual statistics, and a few team stats from their 27 to 16 win against the Arizona Cardinals.

Arizona Cardinals v Chicago Bears Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images

Before I get into the numbers, I hope you and yours have all had a fantastic holiday season! Be safe, be merry, and Bear Down!

The Chicago Bears jumped out to a 21 to 0 lead... and in typical Bears fashion, they allowed the Arizona Cardinals to hang around while they went on a 16 to 3 run. But this time, Matt Eberflus' squad didn't choke, and they pulled out a 27 to 16 win. They've now won six of their last eleven games, and while the playoffs are a long shot, it's nice for the players to get that winning feeling.

In yesterday's game, the Bears had more total yards (420 to 306), more first downs (22 to 16), and we're better on third downs (53.3% to 43.8%), but they were also penalized more (5 for 35 yards to just 2 for 8 for Arizona).

Let's look at the Bears' playing time breakdowns and a few individual stats.

OFFENSE

If it wasn't for a fourth-quarter interception, Justin Fields' stat line would have been pretty good. He was 15 of 27 passing for 170 yards, that 1 pick and a TD for a passer rating of 71.5, and he was only sacked once. He also ran 9 times for 97 yards with a TD.

Cole Kmet left the game with a knee injury, but in the first half, he caught 4 passes for a career-high 107 yards.

DJ Moore hurt his ankle early, but he gutted out a 3 catch, 18 yard game.

Khalil Herbert led the Bears with 112 rushing yards on 20 carries, and he scored a TD. He also caught 1 ball for 9 yards.

Roschon Johnson ran 9 times for 37 yards and had 3 receptions for 16 yards.

Marcedes Lewis had a 1 yard TD catch after a nice Fields scramble.

DEFENSE

Kyler Gordon had 7 tackles, he also had a tackle for loss, a pass defended, and a sack.

Jaquan Brisker had 7 tackles, a TFL, and a PD.

Tremaine Edmunds and T.J. Edwards had 6 tackles apiece.

Justin Jones had Chicago’s other sack, plus 2 tackles and a TFL.

Terell Smith had 3 tackles, a TFL, and 2 PD, and Tyrique Stevenson had 3 tackles and a PD.

SPECIAL TEAMS*

*The above image has players who only played in the third phase.

Cairo Santos was 2 for 2 on field goals and 3 for 3 on extra points.

Trenton Gill punted 5 times and had a 52.0 average (47.2 net), with 2 punts inside the 20 and a career-long 76-yard boomer that went for a touchback.

Trent Taylor had a punt return for 11 yards.

Jaylon Jones and Elijah Hicks had 2 special teams tackles each, but Jones had an illegal touching penalty.

To check out the complete Bears vs. Cardinals box score, I find that ESPN has an easy-to-navigate site, so hit that link if you want to see all the numbers.

All statistics and snap counts are taken directly from the NFL's Game Statistics and Information System, as are the accompanying pictures.