After checking out the week 12 schedule, I realized football fans have a lot to be thankful for this holiday season:
That is a lineup one can only dream about. If you have trouble waiting, like me, here are some stats to get you through hump day:
The 49ers have yet to allow a rushing touchdown in 10 games.
The Ravens are only one of 7 teams that have at least 10 rushing touchdowns on the season. Hate to say it, but I think the streak ends with this game.
The Houston Texans have the number 1 defense in the league.
Darrell Revis is having a ridiculous year.
Revis has held opposing QBs to under a 3.0 passer rating on the season. Asomugha who?
Demarco Murray is 11th in the league in rushing.
Murray has 674 yards on the year with a videogame-like 6.7 YPC. He is not in the top 25 in rushing attempts.
People probably aren’t surprised that Arian Foster is in the top 10 in rushing yards 740 yards.
What people may be surprised to find out is that Ben Tate is in the 10 in rushing yards as well with 686. Tate (5.6) currently outrushes Foster (4.3) by over 1 YPC.
Cam Newton set a rookie QB record with 9 rushing TDs on the year.
Newton is currently 3rd in the league in rushing TDs only trailing AP and McCoy, both with 10.
Never before has a 6-4 record sounded so awful.
Phil Dawson is on pace to have the most 50+yd field goals in a season.
Currently the record is 8. Dawson is a perfect 6-6 through 10 games. He is also 36 years old.
Aaron Rodgers posts a ridiculous 130.7 QBR
He is on pace to break the record for QBR in a season. The next closest QB is Tom Brady with a 102.0 QBR.
Tim Tebow splits.
In the first three quarters, Tebow averages a 40.23 completion percentage and a 67.13 QBR. In the 4th quarter Tebow completes 56% of his passes, has a 107.0 QBR and has a 5:1 TD to INT ratio. And that’s only throwing the ball…
Philip Rivers has 17 INTs on the year…
Which is the most in league. Before this season, Rivers has never thrown more than 15 INTs in a season.