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2014 NFL preview: Chicago Bears
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2014 NFL preview: Chicago Bears
Wednesday September 3rd, 2014

The Bears finished last season in second place in the NFC North at 8-8, and did not make the playoffs.

Last season, the Bears scored 18.2 points per game, which ranked them 18th in the league. The team had 6,109 yards of total offense.

Running back Matt Forte led the team in rushing, with 1,339 yards on 289 carries. He ran for 9 touchdowns.

Receiver Brandon Marshall had 100 catches for 1,295 yards and 12 touchdowns to lead the team. Wideout Alshon Jeffrey added 89 catches for 1,421 and 7 touchdowns.

In January, the Bears signed Jay Cutler to a 7-year, $126 million deal. $54 million of the contract is guaranteed. Last season, Cutler played in just 11 games. He threw for 2,621 yards and had 19 touchdowns. He also threw 12 interceptions.

The Bears' defense finished the season at plus-five in turnovers. Cornerbacks Charles Tillman and Tim Jennings each forced three fumbles. Jennings also led the team with four interceptions.

The Bears sacked opponents just 31 times. Linebacker Julius Peppers, who signed with the Green Bay Packers in the offseason, led the team with 7 sacks.​

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