Although it wasn't an offensive breakout against the Buccaneers, one member of the unit set a new franchise record. Defensively the sacks keep coming and so do the points off turnovers.
The Bears have their longest winning streak in a single season since 1986. The team won their final seven games to finish 14-2, but the Redskins upset them 27-13 in the Divisional round of the playoffs.
The Bears defense allowed a touchdown in the red zone for just the fifth time in 27 opportunities. FB Mike Alstott's 2-yard touchdown run was the first score allowed by the defense in 38 possessions. It's only the third rushing touchdown given up by the unit this season.
Eight times the Bears defense has allowed their opponent 13 points or less. Chicago has surrendered an NFL low 120 points through 11 games.
While the Bears forced only one turnover against Tampa Bay, it led to their only touchdown. Brown stripped QB Chris Simms and DT Tommie Harris recovered the ball at the Tampa 1-yard line. Chicago has scored 78 points off 23 turnovers this season, which accounts for 42.9 percent of their points.
LE Adewale Ogunleye had 2.0 sacks for the second straight game and leads the team with 9.0 sacks. He paced the AFC with 15.0 sacks in 2003 en route to the Pro Bowl.
In the past two games RE Alex Brown has 4 sacks, 3 forced fumbles and 5 tipped passes. His 5.0 sacks are third best on the team and he's just one shy of tying his career high.
QB Kyle Orton threw for just 134 yards against Tampa Bay, but it was good enough to claim the team's rookie record for passing yards in a season. He has 1,523 yards, which breaks Jim McMahon's mark of 1,501 yards set in 1982. He also tied McMahon's record with his ninth touchdown pass.
Orton was sacked for the first time in 46 pass attempts. The offensive line went two games without surrendering a sack, but allowed two against Tampa Bay.
After gaining 72 yards on 25 carries, RB Thomas Jones has 912 yards. He's just 37 yards from surpassing has total of from a year ago and 88 from his first career 1,000-yard campaign. With 217 carries he needs 24 more attempts to set a new career mark for rushes in a season.
Jones also had his best game of the season in terms of catching the ball. He had 3 grabs for 50 yards, including a 41-yard reception on a screen pass.
TE John Gilmore scored his first touchdown in his 50th career game. He had only catch last year and this is his first reception in 24 games.
WR Justin Gage has set a new career high for receptions in a season. His four grabs against the Buccaneers give him 20. His previous best was 17, which he set as a rookie in 2003.
K Robbie Gould has hit on five consecutive field goal tries, but none of the attempts have been longer than 39 yards. He's 11-of-15 on the season and 1-of-4 from beyond 40 yards.
PR Bobby Wade fumbled for the ninth time this year, which is the most of any non-quarterback.
The Bears fumbled three times, but recovered all three loose balls.
The defense went without an interception for only the third time in 11 games. The unit did produce four sacks and have now equaled last year's output of 35. The defensive line has accounted for 24 of the 35 sacks. The front four had 22.5 sacks all of last season.