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Detroit Lions by the numbers

When the Lions meet the Cowboys today in an NFC wild-card game, they will try to break an ugly streak that is 23 years old.

Here's a few interesting numbers:

Seven — Number of playoff games the Lions have lost since beating Dallas 38-6 in division playoffs on Jan. 5, 1992.

62 — Minimum percentage of passes that Jim Caldwell wants Matthew Stafford to complete. He completed 60.3 percent in regular season.

Nine — Touchdowns Stafford has thrown in last five games.

Two — Interceptions Stafford has thrown in last five games.

Twenty-eight — Age Ndamukong Suh will turn on his birthday on Tuesday.

290 — New weight of the slimmed-down Nick Fairley who is "doubtful" to play.

Four — Number of games the Cowboys have lost at home this season.

Four — Numbers of games the Lions have won on the road this season.

329 — Number of receiving yards by Calvin Johnson the last time the Lions and Cowboys met at Ford Field in 2013. Lions won 31-30.

Four — Yards per carry that Caldwell wants from running backs. Reggie Bush and Joique Bell each averaged 3.9 in the regular season.

Three — Caldwell’s optimum number of penalties in a game — one each from offense, defense and special teams.

151 — Combined tackles in 16 regular season games by DeAndre Levy. That’s 65 more than Tahir Whitehead (86) who is in second place.

99 — Receptions by Golden Tate, a career high. Also best in his career with 1,331 receiving yards.

1 — NFL ranking of Lions' defense against the rush.

(Photo: Barry Sanders in the NFC championship loss to the Washington Redskins on Jan. 12, 1992. That was one week following Lions’ last playoff win.)


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