Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman talks about the team’s win over the Atlanta Falcons in the first half of their NFC divisional playoff game at Soldier Field on Monday night.
Here are five key takeaways from the Bears’ 31-24 victory over the Falcons: 1.
Bears QB Brandon Marshall and Bears WR Martavis Bryant lead the team in targets, receptions and yards per game.
Marshall is fifth in the NFL with 10 touchdowns, the most by a Bears QB in his last six games.
He’s also tied for fourth in the league with a 104.5 passer rating, and has caught 10 passes for 117 yards.
Bryant is fifth with 10 receptions for 109 yards.
Marshall and Bryant are third and fifth in receptions per game, respectively.
The Bears are allowing just two touchdowns to opposing quarterbacks, which is the best mark in the NFC.
Bears LB Jerrell Freeman is second in the division with four sacks, which would be tied for the fourth-best total in the AFC.
Freeman has six sacks this season, tied for seventh-most in the entire league.
Freeman and LB Jordan Hill are tied for second in sacks with five apiece.
Bears CB Trumaine Johnson has been one of the best cover corners in the conference with 13 interceptions, tied with Detroit’s Glover Quin.
Johnson has three interceptions and has allowed two touchdowns in his past three games.
Bears WR Alshon Jeffery has caught five passes for 96 yards, which leads the NFL in total yards after the catch (5,632) and is the most yards by a receiver this season.
Bears S Donavin Newsom has allowed just two catches for 18 yards, the third-fewest in the Pac-12.
He has allowed six catches for 89 yards in the past two games.
Bears DT Jared Allen is fifth among Pac-10 defensive tackles with eight sacks, one more than safety Mike Daniels.
He also leads the conference in total quarterback hits (37), tackles for loss (18) and quarterback hurries (16).
Bears G Marcus Lattimore has been the team leader in sacks (14) and tackles for losses (12), tied for fifth in tackles for a loss (12) and fifth overall in quarterback hurts (11).
Bears TE Vernon Davis is tied for third in the NCAA with 11 touchdown receptions and has two receiving touchdowns.
He was one of five Pac-11 players with 100-plus receiving yards.
Bears DB Chris Conley has been a steady presence on the inside of the defense, intercepting two passes and leading the conference by intercepting one.
Bears FB Devin Hester leads the league in rushing with 531 yards and seven touchdowns.
Bears C Brian Quick leads the Pac -12 with a career-high five interceptions, the fifth-most by a defensive back in a single season in the history of the conference.
Bears OLB Kevin Zeitler has been among the Pac 12 leaders with 11 sacks.
Bears RB DeAndre Washington has scored in double figures in six straight games, the longest active streak in the nation.
Bears DE Charles Leno has recorded three sacks, tied him for third on the team with nine, and is tied with Arizona’s Patrick Peterson for third among Pac 12 defenders with eight quarterback hurrys.
Bears P Tyler Lockett has been named Pac -10 offensive player of the week for his performance against Washington.
Bears DL Will Sutton is tied by two with Arizona State’s Kameron Koehn for fourth with a team-high 11 sacks this year.
Bears SS Kyle Fuller has been ranked fourth in this week’s USA Today Coaches Poll, behind only Arizona’s Kailan Taylor, Stanford’s Kevin Hogan and Florida State’s Deiontrez Mount.
Bears RDE Eddie Vanderdoes leads the team among defensive ends with five sacks, second in tackles (89), fourth in forced fumbles (3) and forced fakes (2).
Bears LT Joe Thomas has recorded nine sacks this past season, including two sacks in a loss to Arizona.
Bears OT Jake Long is third among linemen with 33.5 tackles for lost yardage, which ranks second on the Bears behind only LT Joe Berger (34.5).
Bears ILB Brandon Brooks has started every game at inside linebacker this season with 13.5 sacks.
Bears OG Jake Long has been on the field for all four of the Bears offensive touchdowns this season and is second on their defense with 18.5 pressures.
Bears FS Jaylen Watkins has been credited with a game-high six interceptions this season in coverage.
Bears OC Will Campbell leads the Bears with five games in which the team has allowed a rushing touchdown, tied as the highest total by any team in the modern era.
Bears HB Michael Roberts leads the nation in rushing (101 yards), with nine touchdowns.