Tuesday, November 20, 2007

NFL By The Numbers

The Week In Football

0 -- Miami Dolphins' win total after 10th straight loss, 17-7 to Philadelphia.The ancient Babylonians may have invented the concept of Zero, but it took the 2007 Dolphins to perfect it.

0.4 -- Eagles' QB Donovan McNabb passer rating in Miami game after going 3-11 for 34 yards with 2 INTs.

2 In A Row -- St. Louis Rams' win streak after losing first 8 games of 2007.

2 Clueless -- Number of referees standing right under goalpost who somehow managed to blow the call of Browns' Phil Dawson's game-tying 51-yard field goal at the end of regulation.

4 By 4 -- TDs thrown by Tony Romo and Tom Brady to Terrell Owens and Randy Moss versus Washington and Buffalo, respectively of course.

8 -- 49ers losing streak after winning first 2 games of 2007. By the way, the undefeated Patriots own the 49ers 1st-round pick in 2008, which is looking more and more like the second overall pick in the draft as the weeks go by.

82 -- Combined ages of starting quarterbacks Brett Favre (38) and Vinny Testaverde (44) in last Sunday's Green Bay-Carolina matchup, an NFL record.

8 to 0 -- Jaguars QB David Garrard TD to INT ratio after throwing 2 more TDs in 24-17 win over San Diego.

5 to 12 - Titans' QB Vince Young's TD to INT ratio after throwing 2 more INTs in 34-20 loss to Denver.

22 Skadoo -- Opening line by which Patriots are favored over Eagles in Sunday night game.

7 For 7 -- 7 TDs scored in first 7 Pats possessions versus Bills. Pats scored TDs on their last 2 possessions in previous game versus Colts, giving them 9 straight touchdown-scoring drives.

Perfect 10 -- New England, the 10th team to start a season at 10-0 since 1970, has outscored opponents 411-157, a difference of 254 points, for an average margin of 25 points per victory.

Sweet 16 -- TDs through 10 games for Randy Moss, 6 shy of Jerry Rice's record of 22 set in 1987.

26 -- TDs through 25 games as a Cowboy over last two years for Terrell Owens.

26 & 32 -- Joe Gibbs record in his second stint as Redskins coach.

33-30 -- Identical overtime scores in two Cleveland wins over Ravens and Seahawks separated by 15 days.

Great 38 -- TDs for Tom Brady on the year after throwing 5 more versus Bills, 11 TDs shy of NFL record of 49 set by Peyton Manning in 2004.

102.8 -- Yards per game receiving for Terrell Owens after catching 8 for 173 versus Washington.

105.2 -- Yards per game receiving for Randy Moss after catching 10 for 128 versus Buffalo.


jimithegreek said...

Good One, NFL by the numbers fast becoming one of my faves! Cant let you off the hook picking buffalo to beet pats!

Serge A. Storms said...

A few more for ya:

420 - The favorite number of returning Dolphins RB Ricky Williams, who "may or may not" be starting in Monday's game. At 0-10, they're going to start him. Really, what do they have to lose?

4 - Number of touchdowns scored and number of turnovers caused, and number of sacks generated by the Tampa Bay Bucs.

Thought I'd add to the equation.