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Some numbers behind the Lions season

1/3/2014

The season has concluded without a playoff appearance. At one point a postseason berth was expected, but another Detroit Lions collapse has taken its place.

It led to Jim Schwartz being fired, another attempt to change the culture of the Lions and some veterans wondering if this is the end for them. It also led to a turnover festival in the second half of the season, guarantees not being met and a star wide receiver, Calvin Johnson, ending the season a bit gimpy.

So things are going well for Detroit to start off 2014.

Here’s a look at some numbers from this season that was for the Lions. Some of these numbers came from ESPN Stats & Information. Follow Stats & Information on Twitter @ESPNStatsInfo

0 -- Sacks allowed by rookie right guard Larry Warford, according to Pro Football Focus.

1 -- Playoff win in the past 56 years for the Lions. Also the number of playoff appearances this century for Detroit.

4 -- Straight losses to end the season, the second straight year the Lions have lost at least four in a row to end the year.

4 -- Fumbles lost by Reggie Bush this year.

5 -- Fumbles by Bush.

9 -- Drops for Calvin Johnson, a career high.

10 -- The draft pick in the first round the Lions have.

12 -- Touchdown receptions for Johnson, tied for fifth in the NFL.

19 -- Interceptions for Matthew Stafford, 34th in the NFL among qualifying quarterbacks.

29 -- Touchdown passes for Stafford, sixth in the NFL.

30.3 -- Opponent’s third down conversion percentage. The Lions were the best team in the league in stopping teams on third down.

34 -- Turnovers for the Lions this season, tied for second-worst in the NFL with Washington.

41.5 -- Rushes per fumble for Joique Bell, worst among qualifying running backs in the league.

44.6 -- Rushes per fumble for Reggie Bush, second-worst among qualifying running backs in the league.

46 -- Drops for the Lions this season, 10 more than any other team in the league.

58.5 -- Stafford’s completion percentage at the end of the season, 31st in the NFL.

500 -- Yards receiving and rushing, a number both Bush and Bell eclipsed this season, the first tandem in NFL history to do so.

612 -- Times a receiver was targeted this season by Detroit, tied for fifth in the league.

1,006 -- Rushing yards for Bush this season, 13th in the NFL.

1,492 -- Receiving yards for Johnson, third in the NFL this season despite missing two games.

4,650 -- Passing yards for Stafford, third in the NFL behind Peyton Manning and Drew Brees.