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Big Number: All About the Offense

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Yahoo! Fantasy Sports expert explains the players you should be starting this week. (Published Thursday, Dec 1, 2011)

    The Bears offense is never considered a strong suit, but in fact, it's been one of the team's main reasons for winning. The running offense has been particularly important.

    288 points scored by the Bears over the season -- Despite last Sunday's game, the Bears are actually one of the league's best offensive teams, ranking sixth in points per game with 26.2. Compare that with the Chiefs, who have scored just 153 points and rank 28th in the league for points per game.

    985 yard by Matt Forte -- Despite fewer yards in more recent games, Forte is still ranked third in yardage gained. With just 15 yards, he'll break the 1,000 yard mark, making it the third time in four seasons with Chicago that Forte met that mark.

    4.5 yards per rush -- Forte carries most of the Bears ground load, but the team's overall per carry number shows that Marion Barber and even quarterbacks Jay Cutler and Caleb Hanie have an important role in moving the ball on the ground.

    Andy Behrens Previews Bears vs. Chiefs

    [CHI] Andy Behrens Previews Bears vs. Chiefs
    Yahoo! Fantasy Sports expert explains the players you should be starting this week. (Published Thursday, Dec 1, 2011)

    74.5 yards per game by Dwayne Bowe -- One of the few offensive bright spots for the Chiefs has been the play of Bowe. Though he came under fire for not trying on a toss that turned into an interception, his size and speed will give the Bears secondary fits.