Chicago Bears find themselves in a fresh new position after their Week 5 victory against the Washington Commanders. They now return home to take on a Minnesota Vikings team that is reeling. The Bears can continue to build on their momentum with the offense humming along and the defense showing some signs of improvement.
As Sunday’s kickoff (noon, Fox-32) nears, here are 12 eye-catching facts and figures.
The Bears offense has accumulated total yards in the two most recent games. This is their highest output for two games since they racked up 950 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers & Miami Dolphins during Weeks 4 & 6 of 2018. The Bears have scored 68 total points in the last two matches, which is their highest two game total since Weeks 15-16 of 2020. The last two weeks, they averaged 6.9 yard per play.
Bears wide-receiver DJ Moore has accumulated catches, receiving yards, and touchdowns in the first five games. Moore is on pace to reach 92 receptions and 1,805 yards, with 17 TDs. Both Dick Gordon and Ken Kavanaugh set franchise records in receiving touchdowns (13) and yards (1,508 in 1970 by Brandon Marshall and Ken Kavanaugh) in a single season. Moore is the first NFL receiver since the New England Patriots’ Randy…