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By the Numbers: Bears at Colts


Numbers can help tell a story in a football game. Here's a look at 10 important or interesting statistics that could play a role in Sunday's game between the Bears and Indianapolis Colts.

2: Interceptions for the Bears defense in Week 2, the first time since December 21, 2014, that Chicago picked off multiple passes in the same game.

3: Receiving touchdowns for Bears tight end Zach Miller, tied for the NFL lead among players at that position.

6: Bears regular season wins against the Colts since 1984, when the team moved to Indianapolis, compared to just one loss.

20: Rushing yards that Colts running back Frank Gore needs to move into 9th all-time on the NFL rushing list, passing Jim Brown. Gore currently has 12,293 career rushing yards.

5.11: Yards allowed per play by the Bears defense, which ranks in the top 10 in the NFL.

9.04: Percentage of Indianapolis pass plays that result in a sack, the highest average in the NFL.

23.9: Yards per reception by Colts wide receiver Phillip Dorsett, which leads the league.

41: Tackles this season for Bears linebacker Jerrell Freeman, a team-high. Freeman played for the Colts from 2012-2015.

111: Rushing yards for Jordan Howard in Week 4, the first Bear to eclipse the century mark in their first start since 2008.

120.1: Brian Hoyer's passer rating in the Week 4 victory over Detroit, the second-highest rating of his career.

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