Beyond the Stats - Week 12
by Jeff Haseley
November 21st, 2012

Each week I uncover some interesting stats, tidbits and information that you may or may not know about. This week is all about Running Backs. Who are the best backs in the beginning and end of the game? Find out who the most productive backs are by age group. Did you know that LeSean McCoy is only 24 years old?!? All of that plus much more, in this week 12 edition of Beyond the Stats. Next week, I will breakdown wide receivers and tight ends.

Rushing leaders on first down - link

  • 654 Jamaal Charles, KC
  • 640 Adrian Peterson, MIN
  • 637 Doug Martin, TB
  • 565 Chris Johnson, TEN
  • 563 Marshawn Lynch, SEA
  • 530 Alfred Morris, SEA
  • 515 Arian Foster, HOU
  • 497 Frank Gore, SF
  • 475 Willis McGahee, DEN
  • 456 Ray Rice, BAL
  • Rushing leaders on third down - link

  • 139 Arian Foster, HOU
  • 97 Jonathan Dwyer, PIT
  • 77 Benjarvus Green-Ellis, CIN
  • 73 Ahmad Bradshaw, NYG
  • 63 Stevan Ridley, NE
  • 63 Matt Forte, CHI
  • 61 Jackie Battle, SD
  • 60 Chris Johnson, TEN
  • 50 Danny Ware, TB
  • 48 Kendall Hunter, SF
  • First half - Rushing touchdowns - link

  • 6 Arian Foster, HOU
  • 5 Trent Richardson, CLE
  • 4 LaRod Stephens-Howling, ARI
  • 4 Mike Leshoure, DET
  • 4 Andre Brown, NYG
  • 4 Adrian Peterson, MIN
  • 4 Ray Rice, BAL
  • 4 C.J. Spiller, BUF
  • 3 Michael Bush, CHI
  • 3 Marshawn Lynch
  • several others with 3
  • Second half (including OT) - Rushing touchdowns - link

  • 5 Doug Martin, TB
  • 4 Michael Turner, ATL
  • 4 Arian Foster, HOU
  • 4 Frank Gore, SF
  • 4 Stevan Ridley, NE
  • 3 Willis McGahee, DEN
  • 3 Reggie Bush, MIA
  • 3 Ray Rice, BAL
  • 3 Adrian Peterson, MIN
  • 3 Ahmad Bradshaw, NYG
  • 3 Shonn Greene, NYJ
  • 3 Andre Brown, NYG
  • 3 Alfred Morris, WAS
  • Fourth quarter rushing yards - link

  • 307 Doug Martin, TB
  • 270 Marshawn Lynch, SEA
  • 269 Adrian Peterson, MIN
  • 267 Chris Johnson, TEN
  • 248 LeSean McCoy, PHI
  • 235 Michael Turner, ATL
  • 216 Willis McGahee, DEN
  • 209 Ahmad Bradshaw, NYG
  • 194 Frank Gore, SF
  • 192 Arian Foster, HOU
  • Most 100+ yard rushing and receiving games - link

    Eight games

  • Adrian Peterson, MIN
  • Seven games

  • Doug Martin, TB
  • C.J. Spiller, BUF
  • Six games

  • Arian Foster, HOU
  • Chris Johnson, TEN
  • Marshawn Lynch, SEA
  • Trent Richardson, CLE
  • Five games

  • Jamaal Charles, KC
  • Frank Gore, SF
  • LeSean McCoy, PHI
  • Ray Rice, BAL
  • Four games

  • Matt Forte, CHI
  • Willis McGahee, DEN
  • Stevan Ridley, NE
  • Three games

  • Darren McFadden, OAK
  • Alfred Morris, WAS
  • Two games

  • Cedric Benson, GB
  • Ahmad Bradshaw, NYG
  • Reggie Bush, MIA
  • Jonathan Dwyer, PIT
  • Benjarvus Green-Ellis, CIN
  • Shonn Greene, NYJ
  • Fred Jackson, BUF
  • Rashad Jennings, JAC
  • Felix Jones, DAL
  • Ryan Mathews, SD
  • Isaac Redman, PIT
  • Marcel Reece, OAK
  • LaRod Stephens-Howling, ARI
  • Michael Turner, ATL
  • One game

  • Vick Ballard, IND
  • Joique Bell, DET
  • Brandon Bolden, NE
  • Andre Brown, NYG
  • Donald Brown, IND
  • Ronnie Brown, SD
  • Steven Jackson, STL
  • Maurice Jones-Drew, JAC
  • Mikel Leshoure, DET
  • Rashard Mendenhall, PIT
  • DeMarco Murray, DAL
  • Daryl Richardson, STL
  • Darren Sproles, NO
  • Pierre Thomas, NO
  • Did You Know?

  • Robert Griffin has more rushing yards (613) than Jonathan Stewart (309) and DeAngelo Williams (271) combined.
  • Arian Foster has the most rushing yards (949) with a sub 4.0 yards per carry average (3.8).
  • Doug Martin is averaging 11.8 yards per catch - the highest of any RB with more than 300 yards rushing.
  • Most rushing yards by age

    Age 21-22

  • 670 Trent Richardson, CLE
  • 613 Robert Griffin, WAS
  • Age 23-24

  • 1,000 Doug Martin, TB
  • 869 Alfred Morris, WAS
  • 842 Stevan Ridley, NE
  • 750 LeSean McCoy, PHI
  • Age 25-26

  • 1,005 Marshawn Lynch, SEA
  • 949 Arian Foster, HOU
  • 821 Jamaal Charles, KC
  • 723 C.J. Spiller, BUF
  • Age 27-28

  • 1,128 Adrian Peterson, MIN
  • 862 Chris Johnson, TEN
  • 641 Matt Forte, CHI
  • Age 29-30

  • 831 Frank Gore, SF
  • 585 Steven Jackson, STL
  • 575 Michael Turner, ATL
  • 271 DeAngelo Williams, CAR
  • Age 31-32

  • 731 Willis McGahee, DEN
  • 307 Michael Vick, PHI
  • 298 Fred Jackson, BUF
  • Age 33+

  • 38 Matt Hasselbeck
  • Games with five receptions or more (running backs) - link

    Five games

  • Ray Rice, BAL
  • Darren Sproles, NO
  • Four games

  • Ronnie Brown, SD
  • Trent Richardson, CLE
  • Three games

  • Fred Jackson, BUF
  • Ryan Mathews, SD
  • LeSean McCoy, PHI
  • Marcel Reece, OAK
  • Jacquizz Rodgers, ATL
  • Two games

  • Joique Bell, DET
  • Reggie Bush, MIA
  • Arian Foster, HOU
  • Rashad Jennings, JAC
  • Felix Jones, DAL
  • Willis McGahee, DEN
  • C.J. Spiller, BUF
  • Danny Woodhead, NE
  • One game

  • Andre Brown, NYG
  • James Casey, HOU
  • Jamaal Charles, KC
  • Matt Forte, CHI
  • Mike Goodson, OAK
  • Frank Gore, SF
  • Shonn Greene, NYJ
  • Chris Johnson, TEN
  • Maurice Jones-Drew, JAC
  • Mikel Leshoure, DET
  • Darren McFadden, OAK
  • DeMarco Murray, DAL
  • Chris Ogbonnaya, CLE
  • Cedric Peerman, CIN
  • Adrian Peterson, MIN
  • Daniel Thomas, MIA
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