Week 15 offensive snap counts, observations for Bears vs. Vikings

Alyssa Barbieri
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In their 33-27 Week 15 win against the Minnesota Vikings, the Chicago Bears played 64 offensive snaps. Below we check out the numbers for each position and discuss what we learned.

Quarterback

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Mitchell Trubisky - 64

Trubisky continued his redemption arc this season with another impressive performance, although the numbers aren't as flashy as last week. Trubisky was solid throughout the game with the exception of an ill-advised red-zone interception. But that didn't negate the rest of his good day.

Running backs

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David Montgomery - 56

Cordarrelle Patterson - 6

Ryan Nall - 2

It was the Montgomery show for the Bears at running back, where the second-year player saw the field 88% of the time and tallied 32 rushes for 146 yards and two touchdowns. Patterson's playing time on offense dipped, where he played just six snaps. Patterson did leave the game briefly with a knee injury.

Wide receivers

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Allen Robinson - 57

Darnell Mooney - 53

Javon Wims - 21

Anthony Miller - 16

Riley Ridley - 3

Robinson and Mooney continue to be a one-two punch for the Bears at receiver, with each seeing the field north of 80% of the time. They combined for 132 yards and a score. Surprisingly, Miller saw just 16 snaps for the Bears on Sunday, which was less than Wims' 21 plays.

Tight ends

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Cole Kmet - 64

Jimmy Graham - 34

J.P. Holtz - 7

Demetrius Harris - 1

Kmet played every single offensive snap for the Bears on Sunday, and it's clear that he's become their top tight end. While Kmet only had two receptions for 12 yards, he did a great job blocking up front. Holtz saw a slight uptick in snaps while Harris was on the field for just one offensive play after he left the game with an ankle injury.

Offensive line

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Charles Leno Jr. - 64

Cody Whitehair - 64

Sam Mustipher - 64

Alex Bars - 64

Germain Ifedi - 64

Chicago's offensive line has looked like a different unit over the last month. This is the best offensive line combination the Bears have seen this season, and it figures to get better when James Daniel returns to the line-up at guard next season.