Here’s what you didn’ t know about the Chicago Bears defense last season: The Bears defense allowed a league-high 11.1 points per game last season, the fifth-highest total in the league.

That’s more than the next-highest team, the Oakland Raiders, which allowed a whopping 10.3 points per contest.

The team’s defensive coordinator, Teryl Austin, had a career-best 12 sacks in 2014.

The defense was among the NFL’s best, ranking fifth in yards allowed per game and sixth in total defense.

But it ranked 12th in yards per play allowed.

In a way, the Bears were mediocre.

They allowed 10.5 points per drive, which was the sixth-lowest rate in the NFL.

What’s more, the team allowed just four touchdowns on the year.

Here’s a look at how the defense did this season: -The Bears ranked first in sacks and third in pressures, according to Pro Football Focus.

They had the fifth fewest sacks in the NFC.

-The defense was fifth in sacks allowed per pass attempt (4.1), second in sacks per game allowed (3.4), fifth in pressures allowed (6.2), eighth in pass-rush efficiency (82.1) and ninth in quarterback hits allowed (5.3).

-The unit surrendered just 2.7 yards per pass play.

That ranked 16th in the nation.

The Bears allowed 5.9 yards per rush, which ranked 10th.

-They allowed a team-low 2.8 sacks per pass game.

That was tied for 12th.

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