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The Bears put out their weekly team notes today. Here are some of the more interesting tidbits:

The Bears have 12 passing plays of 20 yards or more. Five different players have caught passes for 20 yards or more.

The Bears are averaging 9.56 yards per pass attempt, which is the highest in the league.

The Bears have allowed 119 rushing yards in the first three games, which is not only best in the league but is the fewest the team has allowed in three straight games since 1988.

The Bears have allowed 13 second-half points, which is tied with Tennessee for second-best in the league. The Buccaneers have allowed 10.

The Bears have eight takeaways, which ties them with the Bengals, Chargers, Rams and Buccaneers for second most in the league behind the Steelers (10).

The Bears lead the league with 14 tackles of ball carriers behind the line. Brian Urlacher leads the league with 5.5 "stuffs." Lance Briggs is third with four.

Briggs leads the team with 37 tackles. Urlacher is second with 33.

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Clearly the yards-per-pass are a result of Martz's 7-step-drop system. I just hope he's coaching up Collins and Hanie, tho -- Cutler's gonna get killed one of these days.

Next year's draft needs to look like this:

Round 1: OL
Round 2: OL
Round 3: OL

Lather, rinse, repeat

Garsky, the Bears will probably not go O-Line in the first round next year. They will probably look to replace Tommie Harris, or maybe go Corner.

However I promis you they will go O-Line in the 7th round. Just to protect Cutler.

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