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Inside the Numbers

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

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.

NFL Rebuilds Part 3 (What Trends Emerge?)

Is it possible to crack the code on how to rebuild an NFL team? If so, why isn’t everyone following this playbook already?

NFL Rebuilds: Part 2 (What Is a Success?)

While it is highly unlikely that all fans will agree with any one definition of success, looking at league-wide trends and rebuild-specific outcomes can give insight on what criteria are available to call a team "successfully rebuilt".

NFL Rebuilds: Part 1 (What Rebuilds Really Look Like)

A lot of fans and pundits like to talk about "rebuilds" in the NFL, but what do these projects actually look like? Instead of looking at individual efforts, this series is going to look at what actually happens when teams take on new general managers.

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

We share the complete playing time breakdown, and spotlight a few individual and team statistics from the Chicago Bears in nice 27-24 win against the Tennessee Titans.

How Does Ryan Pace Compare to His Peers?

This article is an attempt to give some basic, objective data and a few points of comparison in the ongoing fan discussion of Ryan Pace. Some fans might not care. For the rest of you, here are the numbers themselves, with all commentary marked as such.

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

We share the complete playing time breakdown, and spotlight a few individual and team statistics from the Chicago Bears in their lopsided 41-15 loss to the Buffalo Bills.

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

We share the complete playing time breakdown, and spotlight a few individual and team statistics from the Chicago Bears in their 20 to 13 preseason win against the Miami Dolphins.

Is Roquan Smith the best coverage linebacker in the NFL?

Yes, yes he is.

Chicago Bears all-time sack list is changing

Thanks to some work from Pro Football Reference, there are now some additional sack statistics from 1960 to 1981 to pour over.

Most Bears fans want the team’s stadium in Arlington Heights

A recent poll commissioned by Cor Strategies shows that two-thirds want the Chicago Bears to move to Arlington Heights.

Cairo Santos was really, really accurate in 2020

Fact Check: The Draft and Offensive Line Play

Do teams need to spend a number of high picks in order to build a quality offensive line? For that matter, does any team actually field an offensive line of exclusively high picks?

A closer look at Robert Quinn’s 2020 season

Maybe Robert Quinn played better last year than fans have given him credit for...

Chicago Bears QB Team Debuts (1996-2020)

We rank the debut of each Chicago Bears QB from the last 25 years right here.

When Analytics Go Bad

We must first postulate a spherical quarterback...

How Well Do New Quarterbacks Play?

Bears fans are anxious to see Justin Fields play, but many are nervous after decades of getting their hopes up only to be disappointed by quarterback after quarterback. What should they be looking for when #1 becomes QB1?