By the Numbers: Packers vs. Bears

Packer Report examines the numbers that led to a 37-3 thumping of Chicago on Sunday at Lambeau Field. With six games remaining, the Packers, Bears and Vikings are tied for the NFC North lead at 5-5.

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Quarterback hits allowed by the Packers in Sunday's 37-3 thumping of the Bears. They allowed 10 hits and four sacks to the Vikings last week.

1
Penalty in the second half by the Packers, the NFL's most-penalized team.

2
Monday night games in the final six weeks, including next week at New Orleans (the week of Thanksgiving) and Dec. 22 at Chicago (the week of Christmas). That's a challenge, Packers coach Mike McCarthy said on Monday.

3
Consecutive Packers-Bears games with an interception for Chicago linebacker Brian Urlacher.

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Possessions in which the Packers' defense held the Bears without a first down. The Bears finished with nine first downs on 11 possessions.

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Games with passer ratings topping 100 for quarterback Aaron Rodgers this season after his 105.8 mark against the Bears. The Packers are 5-1 in those games.

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Team-record touchdowns on returns this season by the Packers, including a team-record seven on defense after Jason Hunter's fumble return against the Bears.

9
Catches by the Packers' tight ends, including six by Donald Lee, two by Tory Humphrey and one by Jermichael Finley.


TE Donald Lee
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Margin of victory on Sunday, the Packers' highest in the series since beating the Bears 40-3 in December 1994. The blowout snapped the Packers' four-game home losing streak in the rivalry.

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Percent conversion rate on third down for the Packers on Sunday after going a combined 27 percent in losses to Minnesota and Tennessee.

54
Yards in which the Packers bettered their top single-half rushing performance this season. They rushed for 138 yards in the first half against the Bears, easily topping the 84 in the first half against Minnesota in Week 1.

94.5
Rodgers' passer rating for the season, which ranks fifth in the NFL. Brett Favre is sixth with a lofty mark of 93.0.

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Improvement, in yards, by the Packers' rush defense after yielding a 199-yard average in losses to the Titans and Vikings. The Packers allowed 83 rushing yards to the Bears.

Bill Huber is the Lead Analyst for Packer Report and PackerReport.com. E-mail him at packwriter2002@yahoo.com.


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