2. The NFL offense is becoming more and more pass-oriented. As a result, Aaron Rodgers is on pace to have the highest QBR in a season (129.1), Wes Welker is on pace to have the most receiving yards in a season (1920), and Calvin Johnson is only 1 touchdown off the pace of Randy Moss’s 23 touchdown season in 2007.
3. Eli Manning is on pace have the most 4th quarter comebacks in a single season (8). The current record is 7 set in 2009 by his older brother, Peyton. Manning blood runs cold.
5. In the 4 games Tebow has played this season, he is averaging 18 Fantasy PPG. You can look at this in two ways: 1) This is .25 more than fellow run-heavy QB Mike Vick (17.75). 2) If Tebow averaged 18 Fantasy PPG over a 16 game season, he would have finished as the 4th best fantasy quarterback in 2010.
6. With the money gained from his new contract, Fitzpatrick should treat his offensive linemen to a steak dinner. He has only been sacked 8 times on the season, the only all-year starting QB to have fewer than 10 sacks on the year.
7. Anquan Boldin is averaging 5.15 receptions per game. That is about 2 receptions more than the rest of the Raven’s receivers combined (Smith, Williams, Evans average a COMBINED 3.25 receptions per game).
8. Scott Chandler leads tight ends in touchdowns with 6. But don’t be fooled, he only has 21 targets on the year, meaning if he doesn’t get a touchdown, he’s useless from a fantasy perspective.
9. Green Bay’s Passer Rating Differential (+46.8) is the highest in the league. The last two teams to lead the league in Passer Rating Differential were the Packers in ’10 and the Saints in ’09. Both teams won the Super Bowl during their respective years.
11. The New England Patriots defense is averaging 313.96 passing yards against per game. No team has ever allowed over 284 passing yards against per game.
12. After week 9, five teams are allowing more than 5 YPC against – Saints (5.3), Bears (5.2), Lions (5.2), Raiders (5.2), and the Rams (5.2).In the previous two seasons, no team has allowed more than 4.8 YPC against.
14. Despite the Bears allowing the second most rushing yards against on the season, they have the 2nd least rushing attempts against (20.9). This anomaly can be attributed to the fact that the Bears have allowed a stingy 3.8 YPC average over the previous three seasons.
15. Both Jared Allen (12.5) and DeMarcus Ware (12.0) are on pace to break Strahan’s single season sack record of 22.5.