Cold, Hard Football Facts Archives
It Was Charles Clay On 4th-and-5... But He Had Help
The football world lauded Miami tight end Charlie Clay helping keep the Dolphins' season alive, but Clay wasn't the only one deserving credit.
2013: The Year Of The 14-Point Comeback
With two weeks remaining in the regular season, there have been 18 comeback wins of at least 14 points, tied for the most in a season in NFL history (18 in 2011).
Drew Brees: Cursed By Brett Favre's Wrangler Jeans
In the first half of Brett Favre's career, when he was slinging the ball around the field like a gunslinger, he struggled mightily against the St. Louis Rams. At some point, he passed this ailment to Drew Brees. Patrick Imig examines.
Bloated Yardage Totals Creating Record Season For All 32 Teams
NFL games have averaged 703.2 total yards per game, which is on pace to surpass the single-season record set in 2012 (694.4 per game)
King of Props Stays Hot As Temperatures Drop
The "King of Props" has brought the heat all season, posting a royal record of 41-20-1 (.672). He can ice a fourth straight winning week with tonight's play.
Good Grief! Isn’t There Anyone Who Knows What the AFC Is All About?
Charlie Brown famously yells out before the Peanuts Christmas pageant, “Isn’t there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about!” We felt the same exasperation in Week 15 over the state of the AFC. Three contenders pissed away a chance to take charge against ho-ho-hum pretenders.
Russell Wilson Joins Dan Marino, Peyton Manning in Record Books
Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson threw a touchdown pass in the Seahawks’ 23-0 win at the New York Giants. Wilson, who now has 50 career touchdown passes, joined Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Marino (68) and Peyton Manning (52) as the only quarterbacks in NFL history to pass for at least 50 touchdowns in their first two seasons.
NFL Bottom Line: Stats That Defined Each Week 15 Game
Justin Henry caps off an upside-down week of action, in which five of the six 1-3 seeds in each conference lost their games. Only Seattle won.
Miami 24, New England 20: Dolphins Alter AFC Landscape
Miami's victory over New England represents another sharp turn on the Dolphins 2013 Roller Coaster. In the big picture, Miami has altered the AFC landscape, giving Denver control of its own destiny in the race for the AFC’s top seed.
Matt Cassel, Poor Situtional Football Sink Chip Kelly's Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles have given up 48+ points just 13 times in their long history, two of those games this year alone. And the latest was the worst of the bunch: Chip Kelly's Eagles were ripped up by back-up QB Matt Cassel and the wounded, Adrian Peterson-less Vikings. Credit poor coaching.
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- St. Louis 27, New Orleans 16: Rams Compound Saints Road Problems
- Bloated Yardage Totals Creating Record Season For All 32 Teams
- Miami 24, New England 20: Dolphins Alter AFC Landscape
- Russell Wilson Joins Dan Marino, Peyton Manning in Record Books
- Seattle 23, New York Giants 0: Seahawks Silence Giants
- 2013: The Year Of The 14-Point Comeback
- A Legacy Examined: Mike Shanahan, Mastermind
- Colonel Comey's Brain Dump
- Hold Your Horses! Denver Broncos Lose Game, AFC Upper Hand