17 game season question

KOTC2

Active member
74
110
27
Here's an article concerning whether a 17 game season would be put any of these Bears records in jeopardy.

Adding an additional game leaves the door open for lots of changes to the single-season record books. Which of the Chicago Bears’ single-season records are in danger of being broken in 2021?

Passing Yards: 3,838 -- Erik Kramer (1995)
In 1995, Erik Kramer threw for 3,838 yards. The only other QB to throw for at least 3,800 yards for the Bears was Jay Cutler in the 2014 season. Could Andy Dalton, the 2021 QB1, finally break the Bears’ single-season passing record of 25 years? He has passed for more than 4,200 yards twice, in 2013 and 2016, both times starting all 16 games.

Passing Touchdowns: 29 -- Erik Kramer (1995)
Kramer’s 1995 campaign also boasted the most passing touchdowns, when he found the end zone 29 times. Dalton’s career high is 33 TDs back in 2013.

Rushing Yards: 1,852 -- Walter Payton (1977)
The great Walter Payton holds the record with 1,852 rushing yards in 1977 -- and he owns most of the top 10 all by himself. At ninth overall with 1,339 yards in 2013, Matt Forte has come closest to Payton.

Rushing Touchdowns: 14 -- Tied
Payton rushed for 14 touchdowns twice (in 1977 and 1979), a mark also reached by Gale Sayers back in 1965. No one has even come close to this record in the 20th century; the best anyone has managed was Forte’s nine rushing TDs in 2013.

Receptions: 118 -- Brandon Marshall (2012)
Brandon Marshall hauled in 118 receptions during his 2012 Pro Bowl season. Allen Robinson is tied for second (with Forte), having caught 102 balls this past season. If he steps up his pace a little over 17 games in 2021, Marshall’s record is within Robinson’s reach.

Receiving Yards: 1,508 -- Brandon Marshall (2012)
Marshall’s 2012 season also holds the record for most receiving yards with 1,508. Robinson is further off this mark, with his career-best 1,250 yards in 2020 ranking sixth all time.

Receiving Touchdowns: 13 -- Tied
We have to go all the way back to 1970 and 1947 to find Dick Gordon and Ken Kavanaugh, respectively, each of whom caught 13 touchdowns. Robinson’s career best was seven in 2019, so this record may continue to stand even with the benefit of an extra game.

Sacks: 17.5 -- Richard Dent (1984)
Richard Dent’s 17.5 sacks in 1984 is the best mark achieved by a Bears player. Khalil Mack has come closest among current Bears players: His career high is 15 sacks in 2015, though he had only nine last season.

IMO none, however, the closest I think would be passing yards, because it could be games where they could be junk time yards.
 

and 69 others

Well-known member
643
1,014
68
4K passing is easily going to break if Dalton stays healthy. As a team they passed for 3975 yds last year.

I don't think Dalton plays all 17 games though. I also think ARob will digress next year. This offense will be bottom 5.
 

halftime

Fake Moderate
8,191
6,677
70
4K passing is easily going to break if Dalton stays healthy. As a team they passed for 3975 yds last year.

I don't think Dalton plays all 17 games though. I also think ARob will digress next year. This offense will be bottom 5.

Huh, NFL.com & CBSSports has 3,975...other sites have 3,655 (ESPN and NFLdb) wonder why there's a discrepancy.
 

halftime

Fake Moderate
8,191
6,677
70
I think you'll be eating crow on that by the end of the season.

Maybe...but after Mitch's 2018 campaign of 3.2k yards and 24 TDs, many posters were predicting Mitch to eclipse 4k.

I said there's no effing way. He sucks too bad. He's not adding another 800+ yards...lol. I don't remember my exact prediction...I think it was 3,400 - 3,800. But Mitch ended up worse at 3.1k. LOL.
 

Hal9000

Well-known member
1,109
927
70
Maybe...but after Mitch's 2018 campaign of 3.2k yards and 24 TDs, many posters were predicting Mitch to eclipse 4k.

I said there's no effing way. He sucks too bad. He's not adding another 900+ yards...lol. I don't remember my exact prediction...I think it was 3,400 - 3,800. But Mitch ended up worse at 3.1k. LOL.

Oh trust me, if it was still Mitch I'd be right there with you.
 

halftime

Fake Moderate
8,191
6,677
70
Oh trust me, if it was still Mitch I'd be right there with you.

Looking at Dalton's recent body of work, if he plays all 16 games - 3,600 is all I can see.

That's being generous because I'm not taking yards away for "Boob Visor Coach" - it will probably be worse.
 

Hal9000

Well-known member
1,109
927
70
Looking at Dalton's recent body of work, if he plays all 16 games - 3,600 is all I can see.

That's being generous because I'm not taking yards away for "Boob Visor Coach" - it will probably be worse.

Here's the thing.

When Mitch was here, I saw him not seeing open receivers all the damn day. If a good qb hits just HALF of those, over 4k yards easy.
 

ZenBear34

Well-known member
3,864
2,896
70
The crazy thing about Payton's rushing record is that he did it in 14 games. Also puts O.J.'s 2000 yard season into perspective. He averaged 143.1 yards rushing a game. That's 10 yards a game more than anyone in NFL history.

Sorry, can't take anymore Dalton conversations.
 

nc0gnet0

CCS Donator
Donator
10,601
3,231
75
Here's the thing.

When Mitch was here, I saw him not seeing open receivers all the damn day. If a good qb hits just HALF of those, over 4k yards easy.

Dalton's last winning season was in 2015,
He last played in all 16 games in a season in 2017
And he sucked playing on a Dallas offense last year that had better skill-position talent.
 

Outlaw Josey Cutler

CCS Donator
Donator
3,754
2,086
70
My favorite teams
  1. Chicago Bears
  1. Penn State Nittany Lions
Huh, NFL.com & CBSSports has 3,975...other sites have 3,655 (ESPN and NFLdb) wonder why there's a discrepancy.

No clue but I do know this: 4k passing yards in 2020's is still average - below average. In 95, 4k was like top 5 production. Achieving milestones in stats should be era-dependent - which makes it even MORE sad that the Bears cannot get a 4k passer or an OC who can design a productive passing offense to save his life.
 
Last edited:

Top