Some stats to chew on

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  • #1 rated passer in the NFL at 112 – Brett Favre
  • #4 rated passer in the NFL at 102 – Aaron Rodgers
  • Tom Brady has passed for 3049 yards already, could he break the Marino record?
  • Jay Cutler has thrown for 18 ints this year, to go with his 74.5 QB rating
  • Rodgers and Romo are tied for most passes over 40 yards – 11 each
  • Aaron Rodgers has been sacked 43 times – leading the NFL. Of the top 10 Qbs rating-wise (excluding the sack-prone Ben Roethlisberger’s 30), no top 10 QB has been sacked more than 22 times. Unreal difference.
  • Ryan Grant is the #9 RB in the NFL at 82.9 yards per game
  • Chris Johnson’s 6.2ypc and overall 124.2ypg averages are making Adrian Peterson look just OK. Dominant.
  • #9 in receptions this year in the NFL: Ray Rice, RB from Balt.
  • Wes Welker is averaging 106.8 yards per game.
  • Nearly 1/3 (14 of 50) of Sidney Rice’s receptions have been for more than 20 yards.
  • NO WR Robert Meacham has 16 receptions on the year – 7 of those have been for Tds.
  • Shane Lechler kicked off 1 time this year and blasted a 75 yard kickoff to the opposing team’s 5 yard-line – and it was returned for a TD. He has no other kickoffs this year.
  • Indy kickoff specialist Pat McAfee leads the NFL in kickoff distance at nearly 70 yards per kickoff.
  • Mason Crosby is the 25th ranked kicker in terms of FG percentage (18/23 – 78%).
  • Mason Crosby is last in the NFL for kicks over 50 yards (kickers w/2 or more attempts – he is 1 of 5 – 20%).
  • For net average (a key indicator in a punter’s performance), Jeremy Kapinos ranks last in the NFL at 33.5 (for punters who’ve punted more than 30 times).
  • Jeremy Kapinos ranks 28th for punts inside the 20.
  • The Packers rank 17th in the league with 21 sacks.
  • Individually, Cullen Jenkins has 4.5 sacks, good for 31st in the NFL.
  • The Packers are ranked #7 overall in yards per game and 8th in PPG.
  • The Packers have the #3 ranked defense in yards allowed per game, yet they are ranked 12th in points allowed per game.
  • The 3-7 Washington Redskins are ranked #5 and #6 respectively for the same defensive categories and the previous entry.
  • The Packers have committed the 7th FEWEST penalties as a defense.
  • The Packers have committed the MOST penalties of any team on offense.
  • The Packers lead the NFL in turnover ratio at +14.
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10 Responses to “Some stats to chew on”

  1. Joe Says:

    “The Packers have the #3 ranked defense in yards allowed per game, yet they are ranked 12th in points allowed per game.”

    easily explained: the special teams unit gives the other team such a short field that they simply can’t give up more yards.

  2. joshywoshybigfatposhy Says:

    great collection there. i’m absolutely flabbergasted that grant is the #9 back in the league average-wise right now. does he have incentives in his contract? think of what our running game could be if mccarthy called 25-30 running plays per game.

    here are two more stats i found:

    – if brett favre wins an mvp and a superbowl, 38% of packer fans will end it all, 93% will vomit all over their new shoes, and 29% of favre-detractors will claim they supported him all the way, buy a #4 jersey, go out into the backyard with it and rub dirt on it so it looks at least 24 months old.

    -if brett favre wins an mvp, throws 59 touchdowns, has a passer rating of 154.45, but contributes to his team’s failure to achieve a superbowl win in ANY WAY – 85% of packer fans will be just fine with that. if he outright loses a playoff game for his team, packer fans will (rightly) give new meaning to the word ‘smug.’

  3. 56Coop Says:

    Having a terrible day here. Thanks for the laugh joshy

  4. 56Coop Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Packergeeks. Be back on Friday.

  5. Dave In Tucson Says:

    I was just looking at the Packers Week 11 DVOA Ratings.

    Offense: #4. Defense: #1. Special teams: #31.

    Yikes. That’s one really bad problem. (Oh, yeah–Special teams #32? That would be the Steelers).

    D∈T

  6. Trav Says:

    joshy – you’re on a hot streak here. Keep it going. High quality work!

    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

  7. Packers Daily Links 11.25.09 - Railbird Central Says:

    […] Hayes of packergeeks found a slew of interesting statistics. Among the most surprising, "The Packers have committed the 7th FEWEST penalties as a defense." There's […]

  8. joshywoshybigfatposhy Says:

    dave, this bit from football outsiders is brilliant:

    To save people some time, please use the following format for all complaints: is clearly ranked because . is way better than this.

  9. joshywoshybigfatposhy Says:

    woah – that didn’t work. just go to dave’s link and scroll down i suppose.

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