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Week 1 vs. WAS
Rushing: 15 / 31 / 1
Receiving: 2 / 14 / 0 on 3 targets
Jones had a poor game rushing the ball with an average of 2.1 yards per carry on 15 attempts. He did score the Bears' lone touchdown of the game on a one yard run early in the third quarter. Jones was also one of Kyle Orton's favorite targets in the passing game, tying Mark Bradley for second on the team with four targets. None of his touches resulted in a gain of more than eight yards, so his big play potential was bottled up by the Redskin defense. Jones had a run for seven yards and a reception for negative yardage nullified by penalties. He carried the ball three times in the red zone out of the Bears' six red zone plays for the game.
Week 2 vs. DET
Rushing: 20 / 139 / 2
Receiving: 2 / 19 / 0 on 2 targets
Jones had a stellar game against the Lions, collecting 139 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries. He ran for a three yard touchdown on the opening drive of the game, when he had 34 yards on five carries. He ran for a 16 yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter before yielding to Cedric Benson for the rest of the game. He did not lose yardage on a single carry and had six rushes for more than ten yards. He had three rushes inside the red zone and turned them into two touchdowns. He caught both passes thrown in his direction for the game for 19 yards.
Week 3 vs. CIN
Rushing: 27 / 106 / 1
Receiving: 5 / 8 / 0 on 5 targets
Jones didn't have an explosive game, but he got his yards when called upon. He was the lone bright spot for the Chicago offense, going over 100 yards once again and adding a short touchdown run to his ledger as well. Unfortunately for Jones, the Bengals came out of the half on fire and put the Bears down early enough to render the run game obsolete.
Week 5 vs. CLE
Rushing: 24 / 137 / 0
Receiving: 2 / 5 / 0 on 2 targets
A healthy Jones is a pivotal part of the Bears' offense. On their first drive, he was involved with all five plays, rushing for 11 yards on four carries and making one reception for two yards. Jones had a nine yard touchdown run called back on a face mask penalty committed by Roberto Garza. He was terrific during the Bears' first drive of the third quarter. He carried the ball seven times for 73 yards with carries of 23, 15, and 25 yards. Jones left the field injured in the fourth quarter with a strained knee. He was later seen walking it off on the sidelines and getting his knee taped up.
Week 6 vs. MIN
Rushing: 23 / 89 / 2
Receiving: 1 / 6 / 0 on 1 targets
Jones started the game at running back and showed no ill effects from his knee injury. Although he did not reach the 100 yard plateau, Jones had another impressive outing. He ran for 89 yards and scored two touchdowns. On his first touchdown, Jones ran off tackle to the right for 24 yards and ran into the end zone virtually untouched. His second touchdown came late in the game on a one yard goal line plunge. Jones did lose a bad fumble early in the fourth quarter.
Week 7 vs. BAL
Rushing: 25 / 139 / 0
Receiving: 1 / -5 / 0 on 1 targets
Jones had a workman-like game through three quarters, generating 56 yards on 13 carries. When the Bears had the lead in the fourth quarter, he carried the ball 12 more times for another 83 yards, including the 42 yard play on the final drive that helped the Bears run out the clock. He had two carries in the red zone, getting stopped well short of the goal line in both cases. He was targeted on only one pass, a screen play that was blown up by the Baltimore defense.
Week 8 vs. DET
Rushing: 22 / 72 / 0
Receiving: 3 / 25 / 0 on 5 targets
Jones was the featured back for the Bears until the fourth quarter and he made the most of it with 22 carries for 72 yards. He was also active in the passing game and made three receptions for 25 yards. Jones made a 15 yard catch on a play action pass. He made a 17 yard gain during the second quarter on a run to the outside. Jones made a costly fumble during the fourth quarter that was recovered by the Lions. Jones left the field with a rib injury in the fourth quarter and even though he was seen having his ribs taped up, did not return to the game.
Week 9 vs. NO
Rushing: 11 / 40 / 0
Receiving: 1 / -6 / 0 on 1 targets
Jones had 40 yards on 11 first half carries, including a 16 yard rush on a third down draw play. He had one carry in the red zone, a four yard pickup to the three yard line. He did not appear in the second half of the game and it was reported that he had reinjured his chest/ribs and would not return. Cedric Benson and Adrian Peterson both saw playing time in his absence.
Week 11 vs. CAR
Rushing: 25 / 87 / 0
Receiving: 0 / 0 / 0 on 2 targets
Jones ran for 87 hard fought yards on 25 carries. His rib injury seems to be a thing of the past as he took a number of shots from the Carolina defense. Jones showed great patience in looking for the hole and a very good burst into it once it opens. He was targeted only once as often he and the fullback assisted in picking of blocks of the oncoming pass rushers.
Week 12 vs. TB
Rushing: 25 / 72 / 0
Receiving: 3 / 50 / 0 on 5 targets
Jones averaged a little less than three yards a carry in the game with 72 yards rushing, but he is clearly the main running back and was highly involved in the offense. He was targeted four times and caught three passes for 50 yards, which made him the leading Bears' receiver for the game. He made some big runs for a first down that led to important field goals in the second and third quarter. The Bears also fed him the ball late in the fourth quarter allowing the team to pick up an important first down, leaving the Buccaneers with no time to mount a game tying or winning drive. His longest run was for 19 yards in the third quarter which was part of the drive leading to the Bears' final field goal.
Week 13 vs. GB
Rushing: 19 / 93 / 0
Receiving: 0 / 0 / 0 on 2 targets
Jones broke loose for a 27 yard run on a brilliant cut back against the grain for his longest rushing attempt of the season to set up the Bears' first score of the game. On the same drive, he got his only red zone rushing attempt of the game but was stuffed for no gain from the three yard line. He ended the game with 93 yards on 19 attempts. He was replaced by backup Adrian Peterson for two entire drives, but this was not due to injury. The Bears were trying to keep Jones fresh for the fourth quarter.
Week 14 vs. PIT
Rushing: 14 / 72 / 1
Receiving: 4 / 23 / 0 on 7 targets
Jones had good numbers, 95 total yards and a touchdown, but 56 of his 72 rushing yards came on two plays, both on runs where he cut back to the left sideline, the first for 20 yards in the first quarter, the second for 36 in the third. He had 40 total yards on the Bears first scoring drive to help set up a field goal, but otherwise he had lots of trouble finding any room inside. By the mid-third quarter, the Bears were down 18 points, limiting Jones' role the rest of the game. His one yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter was his seventh of the year, matching his career high set last year.
Week 15 vs. ATL
Rushing: 27 / 91 / 1
Receiving: 1 / 3 / 0 on 5 targets
Jones started slowly in this game, rushing for 21 yards on his first 11 attempts. Just before the end of the first half, he broke off a run of 31 yard to get the Bears out of bad field position. Jones scored the Bears' only touchdown of the game on a one yard plunge after the Falcons intercepted a pass and immediately fumbled it near the Bears' goal line.
Week 16 vs. GB
Rushing: 25 / 105 / 1
Receiving: 1 / 1 / 0 on 3 targets
Jones averaged 4.2 yards per carry, but did not have a number of big holes open, and had to create his own space for much of the afternoon. Jones' targets came wrapped around the halftime break, all on dump passes out of the backfield, one of which he never even saw coming as linebacker Nick Barnett was bearing down on him.
Week 17 vs. MIN
Rushing: 12 / 62 / 0
Jones became only the second Bears' RB in club history to attain 1,300 rushing yards in a single season. The other was Walter Payton, who did it nine times. He had one big run in the game, a 35 yard burst up the gut early in the second quarter. After that run put him firmly ahead of that 1,300 yard plateau, he took a seat on the bench and remained there the rest of the game. The Bears had nothing to play for, and there was no need to risk their best offensive player in a meaningless game. With the season he just turned in, Jones has now increased his rushing yardage total each season he's been in the league, a span of six years. Jones had an opportunity to score a touchdown on a first quarter drive, but was stuffed at the four.