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By the Numbers: Week 16


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 Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

1: Successful onside kicks in Robbie Gould's career (occurred in Week 15 versus Minnesota).

3: Consecutive games Kyle Long has scored a touchdown

9: Tackles for John Timu in Week 15, leading the Bears in his first career start.

20: Passing touchdowns for Jameis Winston, the most ever for a Buccaneers rookie.

26.8: Average yards per kickoff return for the Bears, third-most in the NFL.

30: First downs for Tampa in Week 15, tied for the single-game high in franchise history.

39: Players in NFL history with 200 or more touchdown passes. Bears QB Jay Cutler joined that group with his two TD passes in Week 15.

81: Regular season wins Lovie Smith had as Bears head coach from 2004-2012.

141.5: Rushing yards per game for the Buccaneers, fourth-best in the NFL.

160: Passing first downs for the Bears this season.

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