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By the Numbers: Bears at Packers


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 Thursday night's game between the Bears and Green Bay Packers.


Touchdowns, rushing and receiving, for Green Bay running back Eddie Lacy this season. During his first three professional seasons, Lacy averaged 9.6 touchdowns per year. Lacy has six touchdowns (four rushing, two receiving) in six career games versus Chicago.


Plays that resulted in gains of 20 or more yards for the Bears offense in the Week 6 loss to Jacksonville. During the first five weeks of the season, Chicago's offense averaged 3.8 plays of 20-plus yards per game.


Consecutive games that Bears quarterback Brian Hoyer has thrown for 300 or more yards. Hoyer is the only QB in franchise history to throw for that many yards in four straight games. The previous team record was three games in a row, done by Josh McCown between Nov. 24 and Dec. 9, 2013.


Average yards gained per play by the Chicago offense this season. That ranks as sixth best in the NFL. Green Bay's defense, on the other hand, has allowed 5.5 yards per play, which ranks as 16th in the league.


Consecutive seasons the Bears and Packers have played a primetime game. In the past decade, five times the teams have met on Sunday nights, three times on Monday nights and twice on Thursday nights.


Receptions by Bears wide receiver Cameron Meredith combined in Weeks 5 and 6. In the first 13 games of his career, Meredith had a total of 17 receptions.


Time of possession for the Bears in the Week 6 game versus Jacksonville. It was the most amount of time Chicago has held the ball in a game this season. The Bears average 28:34 in possession so far in 2016.


Yards on Arrelious Benn's game-winning touchdown for the Jaguars in Week 6 versus the Bears. The pass was the longest pass allowed by the Chicago defense this season.


Consecutive games that Bears opponents scored first-half points until the Week 6 game versus the Jaguars, when the Bears shut Jacksonville out in the game's opening 30 minutes. It was the first first-half shutout by Chicago since Oct. 22, 2012 versus Detroit.


Quarterback rating for Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers in 17 career games versus the Bears. Of the quarterbacks who have attempted at least 175 passes versus Chicago in their careers, Rodgers' quarterback rating is the highest.

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