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 San Francisco 49ers.
3: Receptions in Week 12 for Marc Mariani, a career high. All three catches came on third down and went for first downs.
4: Pass breakups by Tracy Porter in Week 12, the most for any player in a single game against Aaron Rodgers.
6: Bears wins in nine all-time games against the 49ers at Soldier Field. The 49ers have not won in Chicago since January 8, 1989.
15.5: Points per game allowed by the Bears defense over the past four games.
18: Consecutive field goals made by San Francisco kicker Phil Dawson, the second-longest streak in team history.
27: Career touchdown passes and career interceptions for 49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert.
32: San Francisco's offensive ranking for both yards (295.5) and points (13.8) per game, both last in the NFL.
214.5: Passing yards per game allowed by the Bears, second-fewest in the NFL.
713: Career passing yards for Jay Cutler in three previous games vs. the 49ers.
984: Career receptions for 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin, 13th-most in NFL history.