Week 13 had a little bit of everything for everyone: A 35-7 Bengals’ annihilation, 38-35 Packers’/Giants’ slugfest, a 49ers’ shutout of the Rams’, more Tebow magic, Orlovsky doing his best Tebow impression, the ‘Boys icing their own kicker setting up an eventual OT loss, the Bears’ early holiday gift to the Chiefs’, and the Lions’ shooting themselves in the foot…again. Now that the week is over, here is a set of 10 numbers and facts that will prepare you for a hopefully just as interesting week 14:
The 49ers’ have not allowed a rushing TD on the season:
They are the straight A, suck-up student who you can’t help but root against. Sorry Jim, as legendary as a job you have done with the 49ers’, I will be the world’s biggest Beanie Wells fan come week 14.
Tim Tebow is RIDICULOUS!!!!
How can Elway hate this kid, seriously? Since taking the helm, he is 6-1 with a current 5 game winning streak and a 10:1 TD to INT ratio. Last game versus Minnesota he had a ridiculous scramble and completion avoiding going out of bounds, a clutch two point conversion, a perfectly thrown ball in crunch time that Demaryius Thomas JUST missed. If you would rather look at statistics than intangibles, he also completed 66% of his passes and threw for over 200 yards and 2 scores. Unfortunately, Tebow was an arrogant prick during his post-game interview…Wait; he was the nicest kid alive and said all the right things? My mistake. GO TEBOW!!!
Congratulations to Cam Newton.
Newton broke the record for rushing touchdowns by a QB in a single season with 13 and counting. The previous record was held by Steve Grogan with 12 rushing touchdowns for the Patriots. If that wasn’t enough, Newton also leads the league in rushing touchdowns – leapfrogging McCoy and Peterson with a 3 rushing touchdown performance in week 13.
The Packers are on an 18 game winning streak.
Every team with a 15 game winning streak in the NFL has reached at least the conference championship in that season.
Are the (4-8) Miami Dolphins one of the most feared teams in the NFL?
In the past five games they’ve outscored opponents 139-54, with the lone loss a one-point defeat at Dallas on Thanksgiving. Matt Moore has a 108.0 QBR in that span.
Jimmy Graham is a nice surprise.
Tight end Jimmy Graham is on pace for 1,395 yards receiving, which is on pace to break Kellen Winslow’s (Sr.) record of 1,290. Amazingly enough, Graham was only a late 3rd round pick in the 2010 draft. As far as bargains go, this has to be one of the better ones.
The Titans have 17 passing touchdowns and 6 rushing touchdowns on the season.
The Titans have also allowed 17 passing touchdowns and 6 rushing touchdowns on the season. How perfectly average.
Could the Jaguars’ be any more lopsided?
Defense: The Jaguars are one of four teams allowing fewer than 20 points a game and fewer than 5 yards a play. The other 3: Steelers, Ravens and Texans are all playoff bound.
Offense: The Jaguars have yet to score more than 20 points in a game all season, despite having the league’s leading rusher.
Joe Flacco threw 489 passes last year and 499 passes in 2009
This year, he’s on pace to throw 579 times.
The Lions accumulated over 100 penalty yards against the Saints
The “undisciplined” Lions are 2nd in the league in penalty yards against with 771. What you may not know is that the The Baltimore Ravens, who are famous for their disciplined defense, have earned almost 100 penalty yards more (852).