CHFF TV Week 15: Down the Stretch We Come

Cold, Hard Football Facts for Dec 15, 2011




This week on the Week 15 edition of Cold, Hard Football Facts TV, Kerry Byrne and Gary Tanguay go through a statistical breakdown of some of the hottest topics in the NFL heading into this weekend. 

First, on The List we'll tell you everything you need to know about fourth quarter comebacks. Next, we preview a huge game on Monday night between 10-3 foes Pittsburgh and San Francisco, each looking to get into position for a first-round bye come January. We also update our Passer Rating Differential top five list as, which will go a long way in predicting this season's eventual Super Bowl champion as we go around Football Nation. Finally, we preview a highly anticipated Mile High showdown, and tell you why we are tired of the sissification of the NFL in recent weeks.

The List: Captain Comeback
This week on this list, we give you a list of the top five quarterbacks in the history of the game in terms of fourth quarter comebacks in their first four seasons. Tom Brady comes in at second on the list, with a number of hall-of-famers just behind him. Check out which young quarterback actually tops the list, and also see where 2011's Captain Comeback Tim Tebow ranks compared to some of the best.

Game of the Week: Steelers-49ers
Cold, Hard Football Facts has been incredible this season in picking against the spread on Monday Night, but this week's Game of the Week won't be an easy pick. Pittsburgh travels to the west coast as two of the best defenses in the NFL face off. Kerry Byrne goes inside the numbers, to show you why the 49ers' Offensive Hogs might be a problem for them in this game against a superb pass rush like Pittsburgh's. 

Passer Rating Differential - Predicting Champions
The Mother of all Football Stats is back again this week, and with good reason. 60% of Super Bowl winners finish first or second in this statistic, and this season should be no different. Green Bay leads a record-setting pace, while Houston is second on the list. However, without Matt Schaub, a Super Bowl may not be in the cards for the Texans in 2011. See who else ranks inside of the top five, as Kerry Byrne and Gary Tanguay seem extremely confident that one of these squads will be crowned champions in 2011. We'll also give you some fantasy advice from our friends at FFChamps.com, who refuse to be wrong about Rashard Mendenhall two weeks in a row. After incorrectly telling you to start him against Cleveland a week ago, they say there's no way to play him in San Francisco on Monday night.

Brady vs. Tebow
In one of the most highly-anticipated games of the season, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots travel to Denver to take on the surging Broncos. The Patriots have had limited success in the Mile High city in recent seasons, and they're going up against a quarterback in Tim Tebow who refuses to lose. Can Tebow do it yet again this week? He'll have his chances in the air against a Patriots' secondary that at the moment, can't stop a nosebleed. 

Bandwagon Moves
To end our Week 15 segment of Cold, Hard Football Facts TV, we'll do our weekly bandwagon jumps. This week, we decide we are finally fed up with what has become the "sissification" of the Nation Football League. With James Harrison getting suspended a week for a hit on a moving quarterback, it's about time to see less flags, less fines, and more hits across the league. We'll join another light bandwagon this week in Cardinals' quarterback John Skelton. In fact, we might be the only ones on this bandwagon. But let's not overlook Skelton's 3-1 record as Arizona's starting signal caller, including a Week 14 victory over the powerhouse 49ers. 

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