Hey everybody! Hope all you guys had a non Suh-like Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, now that the delicious Thanksgiving week games are over, we are left with a groggy, hangover week 13 with only up to a handful of notable games. Here are some interesting stats that may help ease the pain of hangover week:
49ers still haven’t allowed a rushing touchdown/Tebow wins again
I’m sick of talking about the 49ers defense. While I hope Steven Jackson gets a rushing TD, I’m not holding my breath. Jackson hasn’t run the ball in since week 8 and only has run it in 4 times on the season. On a different note, I could talk about Tebow all day, he’s dreamy. Look for 5 straight in Bronco town.
Two of the most curious, playoff potential teams are the Jets and Raiders.
The Jets next three opponents are 0-9 since the start of November.
The Raiders next three opponents are 9-0 since the start of November.
With Pittsburgh’s win over the Chiefs…
It marks the first time in since the ’92 season that a team has won back-to-back times in the match up. Until the Steelers 13-9 win last week, the two teams alternated wins and losses for a total of 11 straight meetings.
Speaking of Pittsburgh, only 4 times since the merger has the Steelers allowed 4.0 YPC or more.
The Steelers currently allow just over 4.0 YPC.
Only one quarterback with a winning record has a QBR less than 80.0.
I couldn’t believe it wasn’t Sanchez; my 5 years old niece could make better throws. But luckily for him his QBR is 80.9, a full 2 points higher than Wacco Flacco (78.9). Despite this fact, Flacco is the better QB; I will never believe otherwise.
The Bengals run defense is No. 2 in yards per play allowed (3.5) and No. 5 in yards per game allowed (92.7).
But the Bengals are also tied for sixth worst with 10 rushing TDs allowed.
Speaking of Cincinnati, they are 7-4, which is good.
However, they are 6-0 against teams with losing records and only 1-4 against teams with winning records, which is bad.
Sproles (348 yds.), Thomas (340) and Ingram (340) all run for surprisingly similar yardage.
What is not similar is their YPC. Sproles averages 6.8 YPC, Thomas, 4.7 and Ingram, 3.7.
Patrick Peterson tied the record with punt return touchdowns by a rookie – 4
Rookie of the Year? Could be.
The Jaguars have allowed 13.0 PPG since week 5.
Unfortunately, they’ve only scored 13.2 PPG over that same span. Despite averaging more points for than points against, their record is 2-4 in that 6 game stretch.
Ryan Fitzpatrick has a 47.7 passer rating for November.
His contract extension is for 59 million over 6 years. May have pulled the trigger a little too quickly on that one, eh Buffalo?
Matty Ice started the season ice cold.
Over his last 6 games, he’s had four games with 100+ ratings and five games resulting in a W.
Chris Johnson finally broke out with 190 yards Sunday.
You can expect this trend to continue. Over the next three weeks, Johnson faces the paper thin run defenses of the Bills, Saints and Colts… if you can even call them defenses…