The Chicago Bears' 26-24 victory over the Detroit Lions means the Bears will clinch a playoff berth if the Green Bay Packers defeat the Minnesota Vikings this afternoon at the Metrodome. We've already posted a Bears-centric Rapid Reaction, so let's now run through some key numbers for the Lions:
They finished the season with eight consecutive losses after a 4-4 start. Their final record is 4-12 and they will pick no worse than No. 5 in the 2013 draft.
Receiver Calvin Johnson's NFL record for receiving yards in a season will stand at 1,964 yards after a 72-yard performance Sunday.
Quarterback Matthew Stafford's 42 attempts gave him an NFL record of 727 for the season.
Stafford finished 33 yards shy of a 5,000-yard passing season. His 272 yards Sunday gave him 4,967 for the year.
Now the question becomes whether the Lions will fire coach Jim Schwartz after this season's collapse. I weighed in on that subject earlier Sunday.