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Published: July 19, 2013 at 12:57 p.m.
Updated: July 19, 2013 at 08:56 p.m.

Mind-blowing stats for the Chicago Bears

The NFL.com research team came up with these 10 Chicago Bears stats that will blow your mind.

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  • For All the Nay-Sayers 10

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    For All the Nay-Sayers

    The Kansas Comet, Gale Sayers, crashed into Chicago in 1965 and exploded for a rookie-record 22 touchdowns (14 rushing, 6 receiving, and 2 returning). Sayers punctuated his rookie performance in the penultimate game of his rookie season, tying the NFL record with 6 touchdowns against the 49ers. Sayers became the only player in NFL history to rush for 4 touchdowns, catch a touchdown, and return a punt for a touchdown in a single game. (AP Photo/Vernon J. Biever)

  • Sweetness 9

    Associated Press

    Sweetness

    Is Walter Payton the greatest running back in NFL history? Well, his 10 seasons with at least 1,200 yards rushing are more than any other player. He also had 77 career 100-yard games, which ranks second all-time behind only Emmitt Smith (78). Payton's 16,726 rush yards are also second to Emmitt Smith (18,355). Still, Smith never had a season like Payton did in 1977, when he put up 1,852 yards and took home the MVP. (Associated Press)

  • Devin Hester 8

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    Devin Hester

    Arguably the greatest return man of all-time, Devin Hester owns the record for most total return touchdowns with 17. His 12 punt return touchdowns are also unmatched. Hester dominated in 2006, setting the single-season record with 5 return touchdowns for the Super Bowl bound Bears. He then outdid himself in 2007 - his mark of 6 total return touchdowns still stands as the most ever in one season. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

  • One 300-yard Passer at Lambeau 7

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    One 300-yard Passer at Lambeau

    The Bears-Packers rivalry is the oldest in all of football, and the Bears lead the series 91-87 with 6 ties. However, the Bears haven't fared well at Lambeau Field -- in 54 games at Lambeau they have had only one 300-yard passer. In a Week 11 shootout, Erik Kramer completed 23 of 38 passes for 318 yards with 2 touchdowns and an interception. The Bears lost to the Packers 35-28. How difficult is it to throw for 300 yards in Green Bay? In his first game at Lambeau, the much maligned Blaine Gabbert threw for 303 yards. (AP Photo/Charles Bennett)

  • The Marshall 6

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    The Marshall

    Brandon Marshall finished the 2012 season with 118 receptions, 89 more than any other Bears wide receiver. Earl Bennett had the second most receptions among WR on the team with a mere 29. There were only 11 players in the NFL who finished last season with more than 89 receptions. In 2012, Marshall became only the 3rd Bears player to finish with more than 89 catches in a season (Marshall caught 118 in 2012, Marty Booker caught 100 in 2001 and 97 in 2002, and Johnny Morris caught 93 in 1964). (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

  • Over the Hill 5

    National Football League

    Over the Hill

    Harlon Hill is the only player in Bears history to have multiple seasons with at least 10 receiving TD, doing so almost half a century ago. Hill had 12 receiving TD in 1954 and followed it up with 11 TD two seasons later in 1956. Brandon Marshall had 11 receiving TD in his first season with the Bears and looks to join Hill's company in 2013. (National Football League)

  • Rushing Dominance 4

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    Rushing Dominance

    The Bears own the NFL record for most seasons leading the league in rushing, accomplishing the feat 16 seasons. They have led the league more than twice as many times as any other team (the Bills are second with 7 seasons). On the other side of the ball, the Bears also rank first with 10 seasons allowing the fewest rushing yards. In 1942, the Bears defense allowed 519 rush yards - the fewest ever in a season - en route to a perfect 11-0. Last season the Bears allowed more rush yards in their divisional games (723). (AP Photo/David Stluka)

  • Hall of Bears 3

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    Hall of Bears

    No franchise has more players enshrined in the Hall of Fame than the Chicago Bears. There are 32 players who wore Bears jerseys in Canton, and 27 of them played the majority of their career with the Bears. That's as many as the Bengals (1), Falcons (1), Panthers, Broncos (4), Jets (5), Saints (3), Patriots (4), Seahawks (2), Buccaneers (2), and Ravens (1) combined. (National Football League)

  • '85 2

    '85

    The 1985 Super Bowl champion Bears defense is often talked about as the greatest in NFL history, featuring Hall of Famers Richard Dent, Dan Hampton, and Mike Singletary and future NFL head coaches Jeff Fisher, Ron Rivera, and Leslie Frazier. In the playoffs that season, the Bears outscored their opponents by 81 points -- the 3rd highest differential all-time -- and allowed only 10 points, the fewest in NFL postseason history (min. 3 games). (National Football League)

  • A Suffocating Sandwich 1

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    A Suffocating Sandwich

    While Ditka's '85 defense gets all the attention, the '84 and '86 defenses were equally as dominant. In 1984, the Bears defense, coached by Buddy Ryan, set an NFL record with 72 sacks -- a mark that still stands 28 seasons later. The 1986 defense was statistically more impressive than the 1985 squad in two major areas -- allowing fewer yards and fewer points. The most points allowed by one of those teams was 248 by the 1984 Bears -- only once in 9 seasons did Lovie Smith's Bears hold an opponent to less. (AP Photo/Mclendon)

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