Beyond the Stats Week 3

Each week I uncover some interesting stats, tidbits and information that you may or may not know about. This week I take a look at which players are standing out after two weeks. 

DID YOU KNOW?

Turnover tidbits - OAK, NE, ATL, NO and MIA have not committed a turnover this season. Cincinnati has 0 touchdowns and 6 turnovers.  

What else is new? - The Patriots are the only team with 600+ yards passing and 200+ yards rushing. 

Interestingly enough... The Patriots have allowed 62 points, second worst in the AFC. Only the Jets (66) have allowed more. 

From the Who would've thunk it Dept. - Matthew Stafford and Trevor Siemian are tied for the league lead with 6 touchdown passes 

Quarterback efficiency - 12 quarterbacks have 500 yards passing through two games. Three of those 12 have at least four touchdown passes. Only one of those three has 0 interceptions. That quarterback in Alex Smith. 

Steelers defense is looking good - even on the road - The Pittsburgh defense has 9 sacks (tied for 2nd in the league) and DeShone Kizer has been sacked 9 times. The two face each other this week. Cleveland also leads the league in interceptions thrown with 5. 

Singing the same song - Trevor Siemian and Matthew Stafford each have six touchdown passes. Both have 1 each to a running back and tight end and 2 each to two different wide receivers. 

The Top 10 passers inside the 10 yard line this season

And the bad side of that stat - Dak Prescott and Russell Wilson are 1-for-8 and 1-for-7 respectively inside the 10 this season. 

Trouble in Big D? - 17 running backs have more rushing yards than Ezekiel Elliott through two games. Elliott has not scored a touchdown and currently sits outside the Top 20 in standard scoring (22nd). 

Running Back efficiency - 29 running backs have 20 carries this year. Nine of those 29 have seven receptions or more. Three of those nine have over 100 receiving yards. Those three running backs are Todd Gurley, Kareem Hunt and Ty Montgomery. 

More Running Back efficiency - Six running backs are averaging 70+ rushing yards per game. Two of those six have scored more than one touchdown. Those two are - Kareem Hunt and Leonard Fournette. 

Tarik Cohen is the Bears best receiver - Cohen leads the Bears in targets (21), receptions (16) and he is one yard behiind Kendall Wright for most receiving yards (102). His one receiving touchdown is also tied for the team lead.  

RECEPTION LEADERS BY POSITION
 

RUNNING BACK


WIDE RECEIVER


TIGHT END

 

YARDS PER CARRY AVERAGES (MIN 15 CARRIES)

 


14 PLAYERS HAVE WITH 12+ RECEPTIONS

75% catch rate or higher

  • 92.3 Michael Crabtree, OAK
  • 92.3 Shane Vereen, NYG
  • 87.5 Adam Thielen, MIN
  • 87.5 Golden Tate, DET
  • 86.7 Jarvis Landry, MIA
  • 85.7 Melvin Gordon, LAC
  • 77.3 Jason Witten, DAL
  • 76.5 Travis Kelce, KC
  • 76.2 Tarik Cohen, CHI

150+ receiving yards

  • 244 Antonio Brown, PIT
  • 201 Adam Thielen, MIN
  • 190 Zach Ertz, PHI
  • 163 Michael Crabtree, OAK
  • 156 Jason Witten, DAL

Scored 2+ touchdowns

  • 3 Michael Crabtree, OAK
  • 2 Jason Witten, DAL 

 
MOST RECEPTIONS WITH LESS THAN 10 YARDS PER CATCH

  • 17 Jason Witten, DAL
  • 16 Tarik Cohen, CHI
  • 15 Randall Cobb, GB
  • 14 DeAndre Hopkins, HOU
  • 14 Golden Tate, DET
  • 14 Keenan Allen, LAC
  • 13 Jarvis Landry, MIA
  • 12 Melvin Gordon, LAC
  • 12 Shane Vereen, NYG

 

Questions, suggestions and comments are always welcome to haseley@footballguys.com


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