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Inside the Numbers

We take a statistical and sabermetric look at the Chicago Bears.

UDFAs Have Real Impact

Yes, the Bears have quite the roster churn going on. However, that is really only important if the players fighting for spots actually matter once the team is rebuilt. The good news for fans is that yes, they matter.

Velus Jones and the Big 25

When it comes to predicting the success of an NFL player, draft age can be more meaningful than running speed.

Does Ryan Poles have a Type?

Ryan Poles seemed to favor extreme athletes in the 2022 NFL Draft

Still Trading: More Math Behind Chicago’s Trade Shuffles

Chicago’s general manager keeps making deals on the final day of his first draft, so let’s take a look at the math behind their deal with the Bengals.

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The NFL Draft Research Project

A Deep Dive Into The NFL Draft: Part 1

There are a variety of different approaches to the NFL Draft, but which one is the most effective?

NFL Draft Research Project: Prospect expectations

In the first part of a series, here’s a comprehensive look at what is reasonable to expect from a drafted player based on recent classes.

Sackwatch by the numbers: Over a decade of Bears pass protection data in one place!

Lester got some help from Jeff to put some awesome graphics together to show some of his Sackwatch data in an interesting way.

The State of the Bears: Commentary

The next GM for Chicago is going to have to rebuild a team that is missing starters at multiple positions with less cap room than normal and with just over half of the draft power that was spent on Kevin White. Not the 2015 draft...just Kevin White.

The State of the Bears

Regardless of who ends up managing and coaching the Bears, what those individuals will be working with this year has largely been determined already.

Bears vs Vikings: Snap counts, stats, and more

Here’s the full playing time breakdown for the Chicago Bears, a spotlight of some of their team stats, and also a few individual statistics from their season ending 31-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

NFL Coaching Vacancies: Ranking The Teams

Which team has an edge in attracting the best coaching candidates come Monday?

Bears vs Giants: Snap counts, stats, and more

Here’s the full playing time breakdown for the Chicago Bears, a spotlight of some of their team stats, and also a few individual statistics from their 29 to 3 beatdown of the New York Giants.

Fact Check Update: Windy City Drafts

Yeah, people have already made up their minds on Ryan Pace. Still, for the curious, here are some numbers to put his results in context.

Bears vs Seahawks: Takeaways from the snap counts, stats, and more

Here’s the full playing time breakdown for the Chicago Bears, a spotlight of some of their team stats, and also a few individual statistics from their 26 to 24 comeback win against the Seattle Seahawks.

Bears vs Vikings: Takeaways from the snap counts, stats, and more

Here’s the full playing time breakdown for the Chicago Bears, a spotlight of some of their team stats, and also a few individual statistics from their 17 to 9 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

Bears vs Packers: Takeaways from the snap counts, stats, and more

Here’s the full playing time breakdown for the Chicago Bears, a spotlight of some of their individual stats, and also a few team statistics from their 45 to 30 loss in Green Bay.

Bears vs Cardinals: Takeaways from the snap counts, stats, and more

Here’s the full playing time breakdown for the Bears, a spotlight of some individual stats, and also a few team statistics in Chicago’s latest loss, a 33 to 22 defeat at the hands of the Cardinals.

Reality Check: The Chicago Defense is Average

The Chicago Bears are struggling on offense, but it seems like their defense has them just one step away from being contenders. That might have been true in years past, but the defense is no longer a unit that can take over games.

Bears vs Lions: Takeaways from the snap counts, stats, and more

Here’s the full playing time breakdown for the Bears, a spotlight of some individual stats, and also a few team statistics from Chicago in their Thanksgiving day win!

Bears vs Ravens: Takeaways from the snap counts, stats, and more

Here’s the full playing time breakdown for the Bears, a spotlight of some individual stats, and also a few team statistics from Chicago in their 13 to 16 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

What do the Next Gen Stats say about the Bears?

Visualize this: Personnel Groupings

An easy visual to help show personnel groupings

Bears vs Steelers: Takeaways from the snap counts, stats, and more

Here’s the full playing time breakdown for the Bears, a spotlight of some individual stats, and also a few team statistics from Chicago in their 27 to 29 loss to the Steelers.

Early Week 10 odds for the NFC 7th seed competitors

We take a look at a few of the teams ahead of the Chicago Bears in the standings as they all battle for that 7th seed in the NFC.

Bears vs 49ers: Takeaways from the snap counts, stats, and more

Here’s the full playing time breakdown for the Bears, a spotlight of some individual stats, and also a few team statistics from the Chicago Bears in their 33 to 22 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

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Are the Bears allergic to play action passes?

Those play action numbers are awful, and for those wondering, Justin Fields had 103 total pass plays called (attempts + sacks + times scrambled) and Mac Jones had 94. Play action is successful at a high rate even if the running game is stagnant, but the Chicago Bears have been running so well this season, which makes their avoidance of this basic play ridiculous.

Bears vs Buccaneers: Takeaways from the snap counts, stats, and more

Here’s the complete playing time breakdown, a spotlight of a few individual stats, and also some team statistics from the Chicago Bears in their 38 to 3 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Bears vs Packers: Takeaways from the snap counts, stats, and more

Here’s the complete playing time breakdown, a spotlight of a few individual stats, and also some team statistics from the Chicago Bears in their 24 to 14 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Bears vs Raiders: Takeaways from the snap counts, stats, and more

Here’s the full playing time breakdown, and also a spotlight of a few individual and team statistics from the Chicago Bears in their 20 to 9 against the Las Vegas Raiders.

Bears vs Lions: Takeaways from the snap counts, stats, and more

We’ve got the complete playing time breakdown, and also spotlight a few individual and team statistics from the Chicago Bears in their 24 to 13 win against the Detroit Lions.

Visualize this: Matt Nagy’s Yardage Problem

We take a look at a simple chart of offensive production

Bears vs Browns: Takeaways from the snap counts, stats, and more

We’ve go over the complete playing time breakdown, and spotlight a few individual and team statistics from the Chicago Bears in their latest L, this time 23 to 6 to the Cleveland Browns.

Visualize this: Enhanced Toxic Differential and the Chicago Bears

Is there a better way to look at "toxic differential?"

Bears vs Bengals: Takeaways from the snap counts, stats, and more

We’ve go over the complete playing time breakdown, and spotlight a few individual and team statistics from the Chicago Bears in their 20-17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Bears vs Rams: Takeaways from the snap counts, stats, and more

We’ve go over the complete playing time breakdown, and spotlight a few individual and team statistics from the Chicago Bears in their 2021 week one loss to the L.A. Rams.

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