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Saturday Night's Loss by the Numbers

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Saturday Night's Loss by the Numbers

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 22: Earl Bennett #80 of the Chicago Bears returns a punt against the New York Giants during a pre season game at New Meadowlands Stadium on August 22, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

The Bears lost by one point on Saturday night, but in pre-season, the score isn't always the number that matters. Take a look at a few other numbers that will give you a better picture of the game.

89 yards for Earl Bennett -- Most of the discussion about wide receivers has revolved around Johnny Knox and Roy Williams, but it was Bennett who stood out on Saturday night. He made six catches for 89 yards, and showed that he is still the Bears' most reliable wideout option.

0 sacks for Jay Cutler -- It feels dangerous to say this in the pre-season, but ... is the offensive line really holding? They kept Cutler upright, gave him time to throw, and opened lanes for Matt Forte to gain 74 yards on 17 carries. They weren't perfect, but they were impressive.

52 yard field goal for Robbie Gould -- Yes, he doinked a 51-yarder off an upright, but making a 52-yarder, just a skosh short of his 54-yard best, during a pre-season game is good news. That means he's getting more comfortable with Adam Podlesh, his new holder.

1 sack by the Bears D -- Amobi Okoye came up with the Bears only sack of the evening. The defense also didn't cause any turnovers and only broke up two passes. Does that mean we should be concerned about the defense? Not just yet. The Bears D tends to hide some of their best stuff in the pre-season, so it's hard to pull any lessons from that performance.

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