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Saturday, September 15, 2012
NFL fans asked, we answered

By ESPN Stats & Information

Each Saturday, ESPN Stats & Information will answer statistical-related NFL questions posed via Twitter (use the hashtag #AskESPNStats). Feel free to send your questions along.

Which defenses are most efficient when bringing 4 or less pass rushers? what about 5 or more? – asked by @dustinthegreat

In the 2011 regular season, the Baltimore Ravens held opposing quarterbacks to a 38.4 QBR when bringing four or fewer pass rushers. When sending five or more pass rushers, the Detroit Lions held opposing quarterbacks to a league-low 19.2 QBR in the regular season.

What quarterback is most punished by receivers dropping passes? – asked by @JWBustamante

In 2011, Eli Manning’s receivers dropped the most passes in the NFL with 33 in the regular season. Since 2008 (including Week 1 of 2012), Manning has had 131 passes dropped by receivers in the regular season, eight of which resulted in interceptions (most in NFL).

Since 2008, which quarterback has the most incompletions? – asked by x@joealexxx

Eli Manning
Manning
Since 2008 (including Week 1 of 2012), Manning has the most incompletions in the NFL with 823 in the regular season. Over that span, Manning is among the top five quarterbacks in overthrows, interceptions, drops and passes defended.

What percentage of NFL teams that lose in week 1 make the playoffs that year? – asked by @FrankieP15

Since 1990, 24.6% of teams starting 0-1 made the playoffs.

When was the last time the Washington Redskins had an offensive TD of 80 yards or longer? – asked by @JLevin28

Robert Griffin III threw an 88-yard touchdown pass to Pierre Garcon in Week 1 this year. Before that, the last offensive TD of 80-plus yards by a Redskins player was October 21, 2001 when Tony Banks tossed a 85-yard score to Rod Gardner versus the Carolina Panthers.