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By the Numbers: Bears at Texans


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 the Houston Texans.

0: All-time wins for the Bears versus the Texans in the three previous contests between the teams.

6: Consecutive years the Bears started the regular season at home. The trip to Houston will be Chicago's first Week 1 road game since 2009.

7: Career starts for new Houston quarterback Brock Osweiler. His first career start came on Nov. 22, 2015 versus the Bears when he played for the Broncos.

11: Receiving touchdowns in 2015 for Houston wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, a single-season franchise record.

30: Years since the Bears' last win in Houston. Chicago defeated the Houston Oilers 20-7 on Oct. 12, 1986 at the Astrodome.

54: Chicago's all-time wins in season-opening games, the most of any NFL franchise.

74.5: Sacks for Houston defensive end J.J. Watt since entering the NFL in 2011, the most of any player during that time span.

92.3: Jay Cutler's passer rating in 2015, a career high.

109: Tackles in 2015 for new Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan, the most on his then-team, the Denver Broncos.

2,606: Passing yards in 2015 for Brian Hoyer, who was then with Houston. This season, Hoyer is Chicago's backup quarterback.

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