We've got the breakdown on play time for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay and we've crunched the numbers for the entire season.
We'll start with the defensive line and go over the offensive numbers at wide receiver and tight end later on this afternoon.
Defensive tackle Tommie Harris tied with end Adewale Ogunleye for the most action on the line with 67 snaps in the 84 plays the defense was on the field.
That brought Harris' play-time percentage for the season up significantly to 72.7. It is interesting to note that 72.7 is ahead of the rate he played at last season--71 percent.
Defensive tackle Dusty Dvoracek was on the field less against the Buccaneers and that's probably a function of the fact that Brian Griese passed the ball 67 times more than anything else. That meant more playing time for Israel Idonije.
As coach Lovie Smith said Monday, he wasn't particularly happy with the line, at least when it came to the pressure it generated on Griese. The Bears went without a sack for the first time in 24 regular-season games.
"It does have to be [more accountable],'' Smith said of the line. "It's as simple as that. Everything starts up front with us. They did a good job blocking but we haven't gone many games without a sack around here, I'll just say that. We have a high standard again you have to give them a lot of credit. But that many times throwing, whether it's three-step drop, one-step drop, we need to be able to get to the quarterback."
The numbers vs. Tampa Bay:
Defensive linemen (84 total snaps)
Mark Anderson 39
Alex Brown 62
Dusty Dvoracek 38
Tommie Harris 67
Marcus Harrison 19
Israel Idonije 44
Adewale Ogunleye 67
Total snaps through three games: 205
Mark Anderson 34/66, 19/55, 39/84. Play time percentage: 44.9 up from 43.8 last week
Alex Brown 46/66, 44/55, 62/84. Play time percentage: 74.1 down from 74.4 last week
Dusty Dvoracek 33/66, 39/55, 38/84. Play time percentage: 53.7 down from 59.5 last week
Tommie Harris 44/66, 38/55, 67/84. Play time percentage: 72.7 up from 67.8 last week
Marcus Harrison 18/66, 18/55, 19/84. Play time percentage: 26.2 down from 29.8 last week
Israel Idonije 35/66, 16/55, 44/84. Play time percentage: 46.3 up from 42.1 last week
Adewale Ogunleye 50/66, 47/55, 67/84. Play time percentage: 80.0 down from 80.2 last week