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The Big Number: 41

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    CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 25: Dane Sanzenbacher #18 of the Chicago Bears makes a catch against the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field on September 25, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. The Packers defeated the Bears 27-17. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Dane Sanzenbacher

    41 -- percent of the time, the Bears offense punts after three plays. More than a third of the Bears drives result in a three-and-out, which is astoundingly bad. Granted, two of the last three games have been against killer defenses in New Orleans and Green Bay, but few things show offensive futility like the old three-and-out.

    Take a look at a few more numbers that tell the tale of the Bears offense. Fair warning -- it's a sad, sad story. It may even make you cry.

    406 -- yards from scrimmage for Matt Forte: In the middle of all the offensive awfulness, the Bears do have one bright, shiny star, and that's Forte. His ability to run, catch and break tackles has made him the key to the Bears offense through three games. How long can he keep up the pace?

    2 -- touchdowns by undrafted rookie free agent Dane Sanzenbacher. He's the first undrafted free agent Bear to grab a TD since Dennis McKinnon, and is having a much better season than draft picks Johnny Knox and Devin Hester.

    15-4 -- the Bears record since 2004 when the defense scores. It's a luxury for most teams for the defense to add points, but in Chicago, it's a necessity.

    105 --
    yards lost in sacks of Jay Cutler in three games. Yes, that's the length of a football field.