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Bucs-Bears: A by-the-numbers look at Tampa Bay’s 48-10 loss

Bears receiver Taylor Gabriel caught seven passes for 104 yards and two touchdowns Sunday against the Bucs. [Associated Press]
Bears receiver Taylor Gabriel caught seven passes for 104 yards and two touchdowns Sunday against the Bucs. [Associated Press]
Published Sep. 30, 2018
Updated Oct. 1, 2018

Here's a by-the-numbers look at the Bucs' 48-10 loss to the Bears on Sunday:

139

Points the Bucs allowed in their first four games, a team record for the first four games of a season. Tampa Bay allowed 128 points in 2016.

12

Teams, since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger, that have allowed at least 139 points in the first four games of a season. None of the previous 11 made the playoffs.

13

Times since 2011 that the Bucs have allowed an opponent to score at least 40 points in a game, most in the NFL during that time. They have lost 12 of those games, with their lone win coming against the Saints in Week 1 of this season.

6

Mitchell Trubisky touchdown passes, a Bears post-merger record. Trubisky had thrown multiple touchdown passes in just one of his 15 career starts.

7

Trubisky touchdown passes last season (12 games).

27

Quarterbacks, since the merger, to throw six touchdown passes in a game.

354

Passing yards Trubisky gained, a career high. Trubisky had gained 300 yards in just one of his 15 career starts.

154.7

Trubisky's passer rating Sunday. A perfect rating is 158.3.

77.6

Trubisky's career passer rating entering Sunday.

4.4

Yards per play that the Bears gained during their first three games, the third-lowest average.

8.3

Yards per play that the Bears gained against the Bucs, who had been allowing 6.6 yards per play, the fourth-highest average.

6.0

Yards per play the Bucs have allowed since the start of the 2016 season, defensive coordinator Mike Smith's first in Tampa. That's the highest average in the NFL.

60

Percent of drives in which the Bears scored a touchdown Sunday (excluding the two kneel downs at the end). They came into the game scoring touchdowns on 13 percent of drives, the third-lowest rate.

35

Bucs' deficit at halftime, the fifth time in team history they trailed by at least 35 points (twice in 2014, once in 2011 and once in 1983).

1-13

Bucs' record since the start of the 2017 season when they trail at halftime.

5-0

Bucs' record since the start of the 2017 season when they lead at halftime.

Contact Thomas Bassinger at tbassinger@tampabay.com. Follow @tometrics.