Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Some numbers behind Detroit's 21-19 win
By Michael Rothstein
It was not Detroit’s prettiest game on offense or defense Sunday, but the Lions are in first place in the NFC North after Week 10 following a 21-19 win over the Bears.
Not surprisingly, the Detroit defensive line and wide receiver Calvin Johnson were two of the main focal points of this week’s behind the numbers, taking a peek at some of the biggest reasons the Lions beat Chicago.
Some numbers in this post were culled from ESPN Stats & Information. Follow Stats & Information on Twitter @ESPNStatsInfo
3 -- Road wins this season for Detroit -- only the third time the Lions have done that in the past decade.
11 -- Quarterback hits on Chicago’s quarterbacks Sunday, all by the Lions defensive linemen.
4 -- Hits each by defensive tackles Nick Fairley and Ndamukong Suh.
1 -- Target for receiver Kris Durham, his fewest targets this season. It did, however, result in a Lions touchdown.
17 -- Targets for Calvin Johnson according to the official game book on Sunday -- his most of the season.
63 -- Receiving touchdowns for Johnson, most in Detroit history.
567 -- Receiving yards for Johnson the past three games, third most in a three-game stretch in NFL history behind Charley Hennigan (612 yards for the Oilers in 1961) and Chad Johnson (573 for the Bengals in 2006).
8,740 -- Career yards in his first 100 games -- second-most in NFL history behind Lance Alworth (9,019).
47 -- Percentage of Lions’ receiving touchdowns Johnson has this season -- tied for third in the league with Chicago’s Brandon Marshall behind San Francisco’s Vernon Davis and Oakland’s Denarius Moore.
5 -- Interceptions this season for linebacker DeAndre Levy, tied for the NFL lead.
10 -- Lions who played every offensive or defensive snap Sunday (Dominic Raiola, Rob Sims, Riley Reiff, Larry Warford and Matthew Stafford on offense and Stephen Tulloch, Glover Quin, Louis Delmas, Rashean Mathis and Levy on defense).