Matchday 17 provided a veritable feast of statistics, and bundesliga.com has crunched the best of those numbers into some bite-sized portions for your delectation...
10 - Borussia Dortmund suffered a tenth defeat of the season, meaning they have now tasted defeat more in this Hinrunde than in any of the previous six seasons under Jürgen Klopp.
21 - Only 21 players have received a red card this season. The last time there were so few at this stage was in the 1989/90 campaign.
5 - For the fifth time in Bundesliga history, a team has gone the first half of the season unbeaten. With 14 wins and three draws, Bayern achieved the feat for the third time, with Hamburg in 1982/83 and Leverkusen in 2009/10 also going without defeat.
11 - FC Bayern München have an eleven-point lead over their closest pursuers, VfL Wolfsburg, after 17 games. Never before has a team gone into the Rückrunde with such an advantage.
9 - Hamburger SV have only scored nine goals this season. Only Tasmania Berlin (eight) in 1965/66 and Eintracht Frankfurt (eight) in 1988/89 have had worse goalscoring records at this stage of a season.
34 - Wolfsburg have never before picked up so many points in the first half of a season, not even when they won the Bundesliga title in 2008/09.
6 - For the sixth time this season on Matchday 17, SC Freiburg threw away a lead, also conceding an equaliser after the 85th-minute for the fifth time. Just like against Hoffenheim on Matchday 5, they let slip a two-goal advantage against Hannover 96 in 2014's final fixture.
14 - For the first time in 14 competitive games under Roberto Di Matteo, FC Schalke 04 drew.
7 - Bayer 04 Leverkusen have only won seven of 17 games in the Hinrunde. At this stage last season, they had 12 wins under their belt.
15 - With just 15 points, Dortmund have completed their worst Hinrunde since 1987/88.
5 - Alexander Meier has converted all five of his Bundesliga penalties.
4 - VfB Stuttgart failed to score on home turf for the fourth game in succession, equalling a club record. The south-west outfit have only ever experienced such a negative run once before: in 1999.
27 - With 27 points, FC Augsburg have set a new club record after 17 games. Never before have they racked up so many points at this stage of a season.
34 - Elkin Soto's goal for 1, FSV Mainz 05 against Bayern was only the second time the Bavarians have gone behind this season. The strike also made the 34-year-old Colombian the oldest goalscorer in his club's Bundesliga history.
350 - Sebastian Kehl's 350th game for Borussia Dortmund didn't quite go according to plan, as his side slipped to a 2-1 defeat to SV Werder Bremen.
6 - Max Kruse has scored each of his six Bundesliga penalties. His third-minute opener in the 2-1 defeat in Augsburg was Borussia Mönchengladbach's earliest goal for over two years.
4 - Bayern only conceded four goals in the Hinrunde, in the process setting a new Bundesliga record.
0 - Leverkusen are yet to lose a home game under Roger Schmidt. The BayArena has so far played host to four wins and five draws.
4 - Augsburg came back to win from a 1-0 deficit for the fourth time this season, a league high.
5 - Naldo joined Augsburg's Paul Verhagh on five goals with his header against 1. FC Köln. The duo are the league's highest-scoring defenders, while Naldo, with 36 league goals, is the highest-scoring defender among current top-flight players.
2 - In their 9 away games in the 1st half of the season, Hamburg scored only 2 goals - in BL history only Gladbach had less (0 in 1996-97).— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) December 20, 2014
4 - For the fourth time this season, Köln lost despite taking a 1-0 lead - that's twice as many times as any other team.
2 - Freiburg have only won two games throughout this Hinrunde. Ten years ago, in the 2004/05 season, the Black Forest club achieved the same low.
2 - After a 1-1 draw in Wolfsburg on Matchday 15, SC Paderborn 07 drew 0-0 in Stuttgart on Matchday 17. For the first time ever, Andre Breitenreiter's men have gone two consecutive away games unbeaten.