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Despite rankings, Bears offense putting up impressive stats

After scoring 40 and 38 points in back to back weeks, the Bears offense has made a quick ascension up the league’s offensive rankings, right?

Not so fast, my friend.

The Bears now boast the league’s 30th most prolific offense with 293 total yards per game. While that number won’t strike fear into the hearts of Cheeseheads, it is an impressive feat (stop drooling Rex Ryan; I didn’t say ‘feet’) considering where the Bears were earlier in the season.

Here are some other impressive numbers to chew on…

  • The 40 and 38-point outbursts in consecutive weeks represents the first time the Bears have scored 38 in back-to-back games since 1989.
  • On Sunday, Jay Cutler became the first QB in Bears history to post back-to-back 3,000 yard passing seasons.
  • Cutler has generated a 100+ QB rating in 4 of his last 5 games.
  • Matt Forte is only 22 yards shy of reaching 1,000 on the season. His 4.4 yards per carry is the highest by a Bear running back since Neal Anderson’s 4.7 ypc in 1989.
  • Johnny Knox needs only 40 yards to become the first 1,000-yard receiver in Chicago since Marty Booker in 2002.
  • The only other time the Bears have had a 3,000-yard passer, 1,000-yard rusher and 1,000-yard receiver in the same season was in 1995 when Erik Kramer (QB), Rashaan Salaam (RB) and Jeff Graham and Curtis Conway (WRs) accomplished the feat (once again, Rex, wrong ‘feet’).

Thanks to Zach Zaidman (@ZachZaidman on Twitter) and for the statistical knowledge.

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