EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 22: Robbie Gould #9 of the Chicago Bears in action against the New York Giants during their pre season game on August 22, 2011 at The New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Robbie Gould #9
What are the numbers of note for the Bears season opening game against Atlanta?
51 season opening wins: The Bears have won more season openers than any other team in the league. With a week one record of 51-35-5, the Bears have a .588 winning percentage in the first week, ranking fifth in the league. They won last year's season opener over Detroit with a controversial touchdown reversal at the end of the game, but lost to Green Bay in the 2009. They also lead the league home opening wins with 62.
Other numbers of note:
14 seasons by Patrick Mannelly: The Bears long-snapper is closing in on Doug Buffone and Bill George's record for the most seasons as a Bear. He already owns the record for most games in a Bear uniform with 205.
85.5 kicking percentage for Robbie Gould: That makes him the fifth most accurate kicker in NFL history. He also has a chance to pass Walter Payton on the most points scored list this season, if he can score 66 points.
4,731 yards from scrimmage for Matt Forte: In just three seasons, Matt Forte leaped into the Bears' top ten for yards from scrimmage. He currently sits at eighth, but can pass Curtis Conway with 33 yards.
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