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Bears 2015 Season Review: Snaps and Stats

A full listing of the snap counts for each player that stepped on the field for the Chicago Bears this season, along with some accompanying stats and rankings.

Bears 2015 Snap Counts


Wide Receiver

Marquess Wilson 650
Marc Mariani 535
Alshon Jeffery 516
Eddie Royal 488
Josh Bellamy 445
Cameron Meredith 138
Deonte Thompson 44

Tight End

Martellus Bennett 740
Zach Miller 590
Khari Lee 130
Rob Housler 35

Offensive Line

Matt Slauson 1104
Kyle Long 1103
Charles Leno 933
Vladimir Ducasse 764
Patrick Omameh 679
Hroniss Grasu 563
Jermon Bushrod 238
Will Montgomery 202
Tayo Fabuluje  2


Jay Cutler 1010
Jimmy Clausen 94

Running Back

Matt Forte 612
Jeremy Langford 399
Ka'Deem Carey  78
Jacquizz Rodgers 41
Mitch Unrein  7
Atone Smith 4


Defensive Line

Jarvis Jenkins 646
Eddie Goldman 523
Will Sutton 428
Mitch Unrein 386
Bruce Gaston 168
Ego Ferguson 105
Jeremiah Ratliff 78
D'Anthony Smith 49
Ziggy Hood 38
Brandon Dunn 21
Greg Scruggs 18
Lavar Edwards 2
Cornelius Washington 1

Outside Linebacker

Pernell McPhee 602
Willie Young 532
Sam Acho 457
Lamarr Houston 425
Jared Allen 104

Inside Linebacker

Christian Jones 753
Shea McClellin 687
Jonathan Anderson 317
John Timu  161
LaRoy Reynolds 78


Kyle Fuller 1039
Tracy Porter 856
Bryce Callahan 329
Sherrick McManis 302
Alan Ball 255
Demontre Hurst 74
Terrance Mitchell 17


Adrian Amos 1046
Antrel Rolle 398
Chris Prosinski 342
Harold Jones-Quartey 274
Sherrod Martin 24
Brock Vereen  4

Raw Numbers

1st and 10
Bears ran the ball 222 times on 1st and 10, averaging 3.67 yards per carry. Bears passed the ball 169 times no 1st and 10, averaging 6.98 yards per play.

3rd Down
Bears converted 93 of 219 3rd-down attempts. The 42.5 percent conversion rate was 6th best in the NFL. Of their 22 3rd-and-1 attempts, 13 were converted for 1st down, all of which came on run plays. 

Bears had 99 total penalties in 2015, 7th fewest in the league. Their 909 lost yards on penalties were 17th most in the NFL. 

Chicago had 42 holding penalties totaling 335 yards, resulting in 19 stalled drives, all of which were the most in the league. The Bears had 19 false starts (17th most) resulting in 14 stalled drives (6th most). 

Bears were only called for 1 unnecessary roughness penalty, which was the fewst in the league. 

Kyle Long, Vladimir Ducasse and Charles Leno each tied for the team lead with 9 penalty calls. Long's team-high 75 yards lost due to penalties resulted in 6 stalled drives, which also led the team.

In Week 2 against the Cardinals, the Bears were penalized 14 times for 170 yards, which set a franchise record. 


Head coach John Fox challenged six plays this season but had just one play overturned. His 16.67 percent success rate was second worst in the NFL. 

Player Usage

Chicago used 71 players on game day this year, which tied for 3rd most in the NFL. Defensively, they deployed 36 different players, 2nd most in the league. On special teams, they used 63 different players, 3rd most. 

Play Direction

On offense, the Bears ran the ball the most over right guard. Their 105 rushing attempt over right guard were the most in the NFL, although their 3.9 ypc was 16th best. 

Bears were a short-passing offense in 2015. Of their 522 pass attempts, 372 (71 percent) were either short right or short left. They were one of the best teams in the league throwing short left, averaging 7.29 yards per throw (1st in the NFL) and completing 77.27 percent of those passes (2nd in the NFL). 


Bears defense forced 17 total turnovers in 2015, 5th fewest in the league. Offensively, they turned the ball over 21 times (18th best), while their -4 turnover differential was 19th in the NFL. 

Special Teams

Robbie Gould kicked 33 field goals this year, which was third most in the league. His 84.6 conversion percentage was 18th best.

In the return game, Chicago averaged 27.7 yards per kick return, which was 3rd highest in the NFL, while their 7.8 yards per punt return ranked 20th. 

Patrick O'Donnell averaged 44.3 yards per punt (24th in the NFL) and dropped 29 punts inside the opponent's 10-yard line (9th best). Opponents averaged 7.5 yards per punt return (19th best).

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