A few stats on the Bears defense to be concerned about

What more can be said about the Bears defense? It, along with the Vikings, is an absolute juggernaut in the NFC North, and with both teams facing off on Sunday Night Football we could see a turnover heavy game.

So with that in mind, we understand how good Khalil Mack is. We also understand how dangerous Akiem Hicks, Eddie Goldman, Roquan Smith, Bilal Nichols, Kyle Fuller, Danny Trevathan, Bryce Callahan, Prince Amukamara, Eddie Jackson, Aaron Lynch and Adrian Amos are. But are there any stats Vikings fans should note heading into Sunday night?

As it turns out, yes! Let’s take a look at a few.


The Bears defense is fifth in sacks produced (30). The Packers are first (34, but they’ve already played a game) and the Vikings are tied for second (31, and obviously haven’t played yet).

They lead the NFL in interceptions (16) and pick sixes (3). Minnesota has 8 interceptions and one pick six in comparison.

They are second behind the Bills (17) in forced fumbles (16). Meanwhile, the Vikings have forced 8.

Chicago is second behind the Browns (25) in takeaways (24), while the Vikings have 14.

The Bears have the highest giveaway-takeaway differential in the league with +13.¬†Minnesota’s differential is +1, which has been a big step forward in comparison to the start of the season.