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Week 12 Inside the Bears numbers by STATS

Courtesy of Bears writer Adam Jahns and the folks at STATS:

FORCING TURNOVERS

Forcing turnovers is a big part of the Bears’ and Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ defensive philosophies because of Lovie Smith, but neither team is among the league leaders, according to STATS. They’re right in the middle of the pack.

FORCING THREE-AND-OUTS

The Bears’ and Buccaneers’ defenses also have had trouble getting off the field this season. According to STATS, both teams are among the league’s worst teams when it comes to forcing their opposition into three-and-outs.

THROUGH THE AIR

The Bears’ and Buccaneers’ offenses also are very similar. There isn’t much balance. Both teams have thrown a ton this season.

–Adam L. Jahns