Thursday, January 18, 2018
Tampa Bay Buccaneers

By the numbers: Breaking down Bucs' win over Bears

A by-the-numbers look at the Bucs' 36-10 win over the Bears:

283

Total yards for the Bears. The Bucs went into Sunday allowing an average of nearly 400 yards a game.

5.2

Average yards per play for the Bears. The Bucs had been allowing 6.0 yards per play, sixth most in the NFL.

+3

Turnover margin for the Bucs. When they have a turnover margin of plus-3 or greater, they are 67-14 (.827).

43

Games since the Bucs held an opponent to fewer than 300 yards and forced four turnovers, as they did Sunday. Tampa Bay last accomplished that feat in December 2013 when it held Buffalo to 214 yards and forced five turnovers.

2

Interceptions the Bears' Jay Cutler had thrown in his previous four games against the Bucs.

2

Interceptions Jay Cutler threw in the first 10 minutes of Sunday's game.

103.5

Passer rating of Bucs' opponents heading into Sunday.

55.1

Passer rating for Jay Cutler, the lowest against the Bucs this season. By quarterback rating, it was Cutler's worst start since 2013, when he left the Bears' Week 7 game in the second quarter because of an injury.

1

Time the Bears reached the red zone. The second-quarter drive ended when Bucs rookie defensive end Noah Spence sacked Jay Cutler and forced a fumble. It was the second time this season Spence forced a fumble.

18

Percent of third downs the Bears converted (2-of-11). The Bucs have held one other opponent to a third-down conversion percentage under 20: the Panthers in Week 5 (12.5 percent).

41

Touchdown passes the Bucs' Jameis Winston has thrown in 25 career starts. He is the youngest player (22 years, 312 days) in NFL history to throw that many touchdown passes.

3

Times Jameis Winston has passed for more than 300 yards and at least two touchdowns, as he did Sunday. In the previous two games — both against the Rams — the Bucs lost.

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