Sunday, October 24, 2010
Wet weather and other Week 7 notes
By Mike Sando
For the second time this season, weather forecasters are calling for a 100 percent chance of precipitation during a Seattle Seahawks game at Qwest Field.
Rain wound up being overrated last time -- that is fairly typical for Seahawks home games, as Facebook friend Brian noted -- but wet weather has already caught the Arizona Cardinals' attention heading into their Week 7 game at Qwest. Rain greeted them upon their arrival Saturday.
"It's rainy, depressing as hell in Seattle," Darnell Dockett, the Cardinals' Pro Bowl defensive end, tweeted. "Good thing it's all buisness cuz I'd never visit this damn place ..."
Enjoy the weather, Darnell, and also these Week 7 notes from ESPN Stats & Information:
- The Cardinals (3-2) are the third team in NFL history to have a winning record after their first five games despite being outscored by at least 50 points. The 1961 Lions and 1952 Eagles were the previous two teams. Neither qualified for the playoffs.
- The San Francisco 49ers' opponent, Carolina, is 0-5 for the third time in its history. Coach John Fox has never lost double-digit games in his coaching career. One note I dug up: Despite that 0-5 record, the Panthers are holding opposing quarterbacks to a combined 66.6 rating. No other defense in the league has held its 2010 opponents to a lower rating.
- The St. Louis Rams' Sam Bradford has fared better in the standings than the previous three quarterbacks drafted first overall even though JaMarcus Russell surprisingly had a better touchdown-to-interception ratio in the first six starts of his career. Russell's first six starts were spread across two seasons, however.
The chart shows won-lost records and basic stats through six starts for Bradford and fellow No. 1 overall choices Matthew Stafford, Russell and Alex Smith.