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By the Numbers: Week 9


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 Monday night's game between the Bears and the San Diego Chargers.

1: Interceptions by Bears defensive backs this season, after cornerback Kyle Fuller picked off a pass in Week 8.

5: Consecutive games Philip Rivers has thrown for 300 or more yards, the longest streak in Chargers history.

13: All-time Bears road wins on "Monday Night Football." Five of those have come since 2010.

15: Passes thrown in the direction of Alshon Jeffery in Week 8. He had 10 receptions for 116 yards.

16: Years since the Bears last won in San Diego (23-20 in overtime, on Nov. 21, 1999).

31: Yards opponents have been pushed back on Pernell McPhee's five sacks this season.

86.4: Rushing yards per game for the Chargers, fourth-fewest in the NFL.

137: Passing touchdowns in his Bears career for Jay Cutler, tied with Sid Luckman for the most in franchise history.

214.3: Passing yards per game allowed by the Chicago defense, fourth-fewest in the NFL.

810: Career receptions for San Diego tight end Antonio Gates, fourth-most from tight ends in NFL history.

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