Sunday, November 4, 2012
AFC North Game Day: By the numbers
By Jamison Hensley
A look at some "smart stats" from our friends at ESPN Stats & Information:
1 -- Win needed for John Harbaugh and Joe Flacco to reach 50 as a head coach and quarterback tandem.
2 -- Rushing touchdowns by BenJarvus Green-Ellis in three meetings with the Broncos.
3 -- Touchdowns by Steelers receiver Mike Wallace in four road games.
5 -- Touchdowns outside the painted numbers by Bengals receiver A.J. Green, which tops the NFL.
5.4 -- Average yards per carry by Steelers running back Chris Rainey in his past two games.
6 -- Wins by the Bengals after their last 23 byes, the second-worst mark in the league (Seattle is 6-17 after byes).
10 -- Interceptions by Ed Reed against Cleveland, which is tied for his most against one team.
11 -- Wins by the Steelers in their last 14 games against NFC opponents, the second-best interconference mark since 2009.
14.5 -- Sacks by Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins since 2011.
19.3 -- Average rushes by Ravens running back Ray Rice in Baltimore wins since 2011 (including postseason).
22.3 -- Average yards per catch by Browns receiver Josh Gordon, who had one catch for 16 yards in his only meeting against the Ravens.
60 -- Team-leading tackles for Browns linebacker D'Qwell Jackson, which ranks 20th in the league.
77 -- Season-high receiving yards posted by Browns receiver Greg Little in his last game against Baltimore.
89 -- Yards needed by Ravens receiver Anquan Boldin to reach 10,000 yards from scrimmage for his career.
98 -- Number of times Browns rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden has dropped back without throwing an interception or fumbling the ball.
175.2 -- Passing yards per game allowed by the Steelers since the start of 2011, which is 17 yards fewer than any other team.