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By the Numbers: Week 17


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 Detroit Lions.

2: Fumble recoveries by Bears rookie linebacker John Timu in Week 16 against Tampa Bay.

6: Detroit's longest-ever winning streak against the Bears (1968-1970). The Lions currently have won five in a row in the series.

13.5: Sacks this season for Detroit defensive end Ziggy Ansah.

18: Fourth-quarter comebacks by Jay Cutler in his career as Bears quarterback, including four this season.

26: Pass attempts in the Week 6 game between Chicago and Detroit that Jay Cutler targeted to Alshon Jeffery, Martellus Bennett and Marquess Wilson. All three receivers are out for this game after being place on Injured Reserve.

70: Players used by the Bears this season during their 15 games, the highest player count in the NFC.

82.3: Completion percentage over the past two games for Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford.

83: Rushing yards for Jeremy Langford in Week 16, a career high.

1,000: Receiving yards for Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson in 2015, the seventh time in his career he's reached that benchmark.

1,135: Career rushing yards for Kyle Long versus the Lions (15 games).

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