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 afternoon's game between the Bears and New York Giants.
The Giants' turnover differential this season, third-worst in the NFL. New York has taken the ball away 10 times this year (nine interceptions, one fumble recovery). However, they've turned it over 18 times (10 interceptions, eight fumbles lost). The Bears rank slightly better than the Giants, coming in tied for 26th in the NFL with a differential of negative-5.
Career interceptions by Chicago safety Harold Jones-Quartey. The safety grabbed his second pick last week, intercepting Tampa Bay quarterback Jameis Winston in the first quarter. In an odd coincidence, Jones-Quartey's first career interception also came at the expense of Winston, when the Bears and Bucs played in 2015.
Average yards gained per rush by the Buccaneers versus the Bears in Week 10. Tampa Bay ran the ball 31 times and gained just 80 yards. It was the lowest yards per attempt allowed by Chicago's defense since October 6, 2013, when the Saints averaged only 2.2 yards per rush versus the Bears.
The sack percentage of the New York defense this season, lowest in the NFL. The Giants have registered 14 sacks on the season, while their opponents have had 383 pass attempts against them. Week 10 was one of their best games, registering three sacks and six total quarterback hits in their victory against the Bengals.
Games this season that Jordan Howard has reached 100 rushing yards. He did it again in Week 10, gaining exactly 100 yards versus the Buccaneers on 15 carries. Howard ranks second in the NFL among rookies with 605 rushing yards on the season.
Sacks by Bears outside linebacker Leonard Floyd this season, which leads all rookies in the NFL. Floyd, Chicago's first-round pick last April, had 1.5 sacks last week versus Tampa Bay. The Bears traded up in order to take Floyd, going from the 11th spot in the first round to the ninth selection. That move helped Chicago bypass the Giants, who were picking 10th and may have considered Floyd if the Bears hadn't jumped ahead.
Receiving touchdowns this season by Giants receiver Odell Beckham. All six scores have come since October 9, as Beckham was kept out of the end zone in New York's first four games. In Week 10, Beckham caught a 10-yard touchdown in the Giants' victory over Cincinnati.
Rushing attempts per game by the Bears this season, which ranks last in the NFC. The Bears are successful when they do run it, gaining 4.6 yards per play on rushes, second-best in the conference, trailing only Dallas. The Giants don't run it much either, averaging 22.0 rushing attempts per game, second-fewest to the Bears in the NFC.
Passing yards Giants quarterback Eli Manning has averaged over his past three home games. During those three games, Manning has thrown 10 touchdowns. However he's also been a bit careless, throwing six touchdowns in those three home contests.
Points scored by Robbie Gould during his time with the Bears, the most in franchise history. Gould was Chicago's kicker from 2005 to 2015, making 276 field goals and 379 extra points. Gould now kicks for the Giants.