Some numbers behind Detroit's 27-20 win

September, 23, 2013
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The biggest number Detroit will have from last Sunday’s 27-20 win over Washington is singular.

As in one.

One as in the first time the Lions have ever beaten the Redskins in the Washington, D.C. metro area. One as in road wins on the season. And one as in games behind the first place Chicago Bears -- Detroit’s opponent Sunday at Ford Field.

But one is not the loneliest number here. Here’s a look at some other stats and figures coming out of the Lions’ historic win.

Information from ESPN’s Stats and Information was used for the majority of the rest of this report. Follow Stats and Information on Twitter @ESPNStatsInfo

37: Straight games with at least three catches for Calvin Johnson, the second-longest active streak in the NFL behind Indianapolis’ Reggie Wayne, who is at 67 games and counting.

22: Straight games with at least five targets to Johnson, a streak that started in Week 15 of the 2011 season against Oakland. It is the fourth-longest active streak in the NFL, behind Buffalo’s Steve Johnson (39 games), Denver’s Wes Welker (24 games) and Atlanta’s Julio Jones (24 games).

3: Players who have caught at least 500 passes for at least 8,000 yards in less than 100 games in NFL history. Johnson became the third on Sunday, joining Torry Holt and Randy Moss.

53.7: Percent chance Detroit makes the playoffs after starting 2-1. Since 1990, 53.7 percent of teams with that record have made the postseason.

1: Days after Joseph Fauria's 10th birthday that the ‘N Sync hit, “Bye, Bye, Bye” was released. Fauria celebrated his second career touchdown with the “Bye, Bye, Bye” celebration Sunday, resulting in a response from Joey Fatone, once a member of the boy band.

53: Number of snaps given to running back Joique Bell, who earned his first career start with Reggie Bush being inactive. Bell played 79 percent of the Lions’ offensive snaps.

77: Number of snaps for safety Louis Delmas, who played every snap Sunday. Not bad considering his ailing knee kept him from practicing twice last week.

0: Defensive snaps for rookie cornerback Darius Slay, who started at corner in Week 2 against Arizona.

26.5: The percentage of third-down conversions allowed by the Detroit defense -- the stingiest rate in the NFL (pending Monday night’s Denver-Oakland game).

9: Lions players who played all available offensive or defensive snaps. On offense, left tackle Riley Reiff, left guard Rob Sims, center Dominic Raiola, right guard Larry Warford, right tackle Corey Hilliard and quarterback Matthew Stafford played every snap. On defense, Delmas, linebacker Stephen Tulloch and safety Glover Quin played all 77 snaps.

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