Wednesday, November 7, 2012
NFC South players lead in dropped passes
By Pat Yasinskas
There now is a four-way tie for the league lead in individual passes dropped and two of those players are from the NFC South.
According to ESPN Stats & Information, New Orleans tight end Jimmy Graham and Tampa Bay running back Doug Martin are tied with Dallas tight end Jason Witten and Oakland running back Darren McFadden with seven drops each.
Atlanta’s Julio Jones remains among the league leaders with five drops, but Jones hasn’t put a pass on the ground in several weeks. New Orleans’ Marques Colston and Darren Sproles are the only other NFC South players with at least four drops.
The Falcons and Saints are tied with the Cowboys for No. 4 in team drops with 20. The Buccaneers are tied for No. 25 with 12 drops and the Carolina Panthers are No. 28 with 10 drops.
Tampa Bay’s Vincent Jackson remains the only NFC South player who has been targeted at least 20 times and doesn’t have a drop.