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Beyond the Stats - Week 3

Each week I uncover some interesting stats, tidbits and information that you may or may not know about.

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Turnover tidbits - OAK, ARI and PHI have not committed a turnover on offense yet this season. Interestingly enough, Carolina has five turnovers yet lead the league with 66 points scored. 

Silver and Black Attack - The Raiders are the only team with 600+ yards passing and 300+ yards rushing. They are also the only team with 600+ yards passing and 200+ yards rushing. 

Speaking of the Raiders - On defense, they have been a sieve, allowing 34.5 points per game and over 800 passing yards allowed with 7 touchdown passes allowed in the first two games. Marcus Mariota - it's your turn. 

From the Who would've thunk it Dept. - Matt Ryan and Sam Bradford have the Top 2 QB Ratings after two weeks (121.4 and 121.2 respectively). 

Quarterback efficiency - 20 quarterbacks have 500 yards passing through two games. Seven of those 20 have at least 5 touchdown passes. Two of those five have zero interceptions. Those two quarterbacks are Drew Brees and Carson Palmer

Houston is a sneaky defensive play this Thursday nightJacoby Brissett was sacked twice in 12 drop backs in Week 2. That's a pace of 4 sacks in 24 pass attempts or 6 sacks in 36 attempts. New England has averaged 34.5 pass attempts per game this season. 

Good Luck - Andrew Luck is 11 for 15 (73%) inside the 20 with 5 touchdown passes - three to the tight end, one to a wide receiver and one to a running back. 

Bad Cousins - Kirk Cousins is 5 for 17 (29%) inside the 20 with 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions. He is 1 for 8 inside the 10. No wonder why Jordan Reed hasn't taken off yet. 

Take that! Sophomore Slump - Melvin Gordon III has 3 rushing touchdowns in 38 carries this year (1 every 12.6 carries). Last year he had 0 rushing touchdowns in 184 carries. 

Running Back efficiency - 33 running backs have 20 carries this year. 11 of those 33 have 7 receptions or more. Three of those 7 have over 100 receiving yards. Those three running backs are Tevin Coleman, Spencer Ware and David Johnson

More Running Back efficiency - 7 running backs are averaging 75+ rushing yards per game. Six of those seven have scored more than one touchdown. Two have scored three touchdowns. Those two are - Matt Forte and Melvin Gordon III

The volume is there - Mike Evans leads all players with 24 targets. Unfortunately, he has only 11 receptions for 45.8% catch rate. 

 

Reception Leaders By Position
 

Running Back

  • 16 OAK, KC, IND
  • 15 TEN
  • 14 DET, NO, KC, JAC
  • 12 ATL, BAL, SEA
  • 11 TB, PIT
  • 10 NYJ, MIA, CLE, ARI, NYG, DEN, BUF
  • 9 SD
  • 8 HOU, SF
  • 7 CAR, WAS, NE
  • DAL, CHI
  • 5 LA, PHI, MIN
  • 3 GB

Wide Receiver

  • 39 NO
  • 33 NYJ
  • 32 CIN, WAS
  • 31 NYG, NE
  • 30 SEA, MIA
  • 29 OAK, GB, TB, DET
  • 28 MIN, JAC
  • 26 PHI, SD
  • 25 ARI, KC, DAL
  • 24 SF, TEN, CHI, ATL
  • 23 HOU, CAR, DEN, IND, LA
  • 22 BAL
  • 18 PIT
  • 17 BUF
  • 16 CLE

tight end

  • 19 WAS
  • 17 ATL
  • 15 DAL
  • 14 BAL
  • 13 IND, OAK, JAC, KC
  • 12 PHI, CAR
  • 11 TEN, PIT
  • 10 DET, HOU, TB, NYG
  • 8 GB, NE, MIA, ARI, CIN
  • 7 SD, MIN, BUF, CHI, SEA, LA, DEN
  • 6 SF, CLE
  • 3 NO
  • 0 NYJ
 

Yards per carry averages (min 15 carries)

 


12 Players have with 13+ receptions

Bold = 70% catch rate or higher
* = 150+ receiving yards
Green = Scored 2+ touchdowns 

 
Most receptions with less than 10 yards per catch


is Aaron Rodgers in a decline?

Yards per attempt through the years

  • 2011 - 9.2
  • 2012 - 7.8
  • 2013 - 8.7
  • 2014 - 8.4
  • 2015 - 6.7
  • 2016 - 5.9

300 yard passing games per year

  • 2010 - 5
  • 2011 - 8
  • 2012 - 6
  • 2013 - 4
  • 2014 - 8
  • 2015 - 3
  • 2016 - 0

 

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