Divisional round stat capsules

Cold, Hard Football Facts for Jan 13, 2010



Here's a look at the stat capsules for each divisional game, issued by the NFL.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 16

BALTIMORE RAVENS–AFC NORTH (10-7) AT INDIANAPOLIS COLTS–AFC SOUTH (14-2)
 
RAVENS
COLTS
LEADER
 
7-2
STREAKS
 
Past 6
COACHES VS. OPP.
Harbaugh: 0-1
Caldwell: 1-0
COACHES PLAYOFF RECORD
3-1
0-0
VS. COMMON OPP. (REG. SEASON)
Bal.: 1-1 (1-0 Den., 0-1 NE)
Ind.: 2-0 (1-0 Den., 1-0 NE)
PLAYOFF RECORD
8-4
17-18
LAST WEEK
W 33-14 at Patriots
Bye (Wk. 17: L 30-7 at Bills)
LAST GAME
11/22/09: Colts 17 at Ravens 15.  Indianapolis QB Peyton Manning passes for 299 yards with 1 TD as Colts win 19th consecutive regular-season game.
LAST GAME AT SITE
10/12/08: Colts 31, Ravens 3.  Manning throws 3 1st-half TD passes, incl. 2 to WR Marvin Harrison (67, 5), as Colts jump out to 24-0 lead.
LAST PLAYOFF
1/13/07: Colts 15 at Ravens 6. Indianapolis K Adam Vinatieri converts all 5 FG attempts, including 51-yarder.  Colts' defense limits Baltimore to 244 total yards & forces 4 turnovers (2 INT, 2 FR).
BROADCAST
CBS (8:15 PM ET): Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf.  Westwood One Radio: Ian Eagle, Tony Boselli, Laura Okmin (Field reporter).  SIRIUS: 124 (WW1), 125 (Bal.), 123 (Ind.).  XM: 124 (WW1), 103 (Bal.), 102 (Ind.).
 

STAT LEADERS

PASSING
Flacco: 315-499-3,613-21-12-88.9
Manning: 393-571-4,500 (2L)-33 (1C)-16-99.9 (3C)
RUSHING
Rice: 254-1,339-5.3-7
Addai: 219-828-3.8-10
RECEIVING
Rice (RB): 78-702-9.0-1
Wayne: 100-1,264 (T3C)-12.6-10 (T2C)
OFFENSE
351.2
363.1
TAKE/GIVE
+10 (1C)
+2
DEFENSE
300.5 (3L)
339.2
SACKS
Pryce: 6.5
Freeney: 13.5 (T3L)
INTs
Foxworth, Landry: 4
Bethea: 4
PR
Carr: 8.2
Rushing: 5.7
KR
Carr: 24.2
Simpson: 23.6
PUNTING
Koch: 43.7
McAfee (R): 44.3
KICKING
Cundiff: 77 (23/23 PAT; 18/23 FG)
Stover: 60 (33/33 PAT; 9/11 FG)
 
NOTES
TEAMS MEET for 2nd time in postseason.  Clubs meet for 2nd time this season & 2nd time in postseason.  Colts beat Ravens 15-6 in Divisional on 1/13/07. 
 
RAVENS:  Club has 2-2 record in Divisional games...Team has 6-2 postseason road record...QB JOE FLACCO has 3-1 postseason record (all games on road).  Flacco is 1st QB in NFL history to start 16 games in each of his 1st 2 seasons & lead team to playoffs in both years...Ravens had franchise postseason record in rush yards (234) & rush TDs (4) in single game last week...RB RAY RICE had franchise postseason record 159 rush yards last week & tied Bal. playoff record w/2 rush TDs last week.  Rice had 83-yard rush TD on 1st play from scrimmage last week, 2nd-longest rush TD in postseason history.  Rice totaled 135 yards in last regular-season game vs. Colts (71 rush, 64 receiving).  RB WILLIS MC GAHEE has 3 rush TDs in past 2 postseason games & aims for 3rd consecutive playoff game w/rush TD...FB LE' RON MC CLAIN has 2 rush TDs in 4 career playoff games...In last regular season game vs. Colts (11/22/09), WR DERRICK MASON had 9 rec. for season-high 142 yards (15.8 average).  In past 3 postseason games, WR MARK CLAYTON averages 16.0 yards per catch...Club posted 3 INTs last week & has 4-1 postseason record when defense has 3+ INTs...Ravens have 25 INTs in 12 postseason games...In 6 career postseason games, S ED REED has 6 INTs.  Reed had 2 INTs in last playoff meeting vs. Colts...Ravens have not allowed RB to gain 100+ rush yards in 12 consecutive postseason games (3rd-longest current streak)...LB RAY LEWIS posted 1st career playoff sack last week...LB TERRELL SUGGS aims for 5th consecutive playoff game w/sack & has 5 in past 4 playoff games...S DAWAN LANDRY had 1st career playoff INT last week...Club had 5 players selected to Pro Bowl (Lewis, McClain, HALOTI NGATA, Reed & Rice).
 
COLTS:  Incl. postseason, Colts aim for 8th consecutive win against Ravens...Club will host 1st playoff game in Lucas Oil Stadium...Since '00, club has 4-2 postseason record at home...JIM CALDWELL aims to become 11th rookie head coach since '90 to win 1st career playoff game...QB PEYTON MANNING ranks 5th all-time w/4,208 postseason passing yards.  Manning (6) needs 1 300-yard passing game in playoffs to surpass Pro Football Hall of Famer JOE MONTANA and KURT WARNER for most in NFL history.  Aims for 3rd consecutive playoff game w/300+ passing yards (402, 310).  Ranks 6th in NFL history w/348 completions in postseason.  In 7 career postseason games at home, Manning has completed 180 of 272 passes (66.2 pct.) for 2,371 yards w/15 TDs vs. 7 INTs & 101.2 passer rating.  Incl. postseason, Manning has 17 TDs vs. 7 INTs & 97.5 passer rating vs. Bal...RB JOSEPH ADDAI (10) reached double-digit rush TDs for 2nd time in career in '09 (12 in '07).  Addai has 3 rush TDs in past 3 vs. Bal...WR REGGIE WAYNE (963) needs 37 receiving yards to become 11th player all-time to reach 1,000 postseason receiving yards.  Wayne reached 100 rec. for 2nd time in career in '09 & totaled 1,000 rec. yards for 6th time in career.  Wayne is averaging 102.5 receiving yards per game in past 2 playoff games & aims for 4th consecutive postseason game w/TD rec.  WR AUSTIN COLLIE (Round 4, BYU) led NFL rookies w/7 TD rec. & tied for NFL-best among rookies with 60 rec. in '09...TE DALLAS CLARK (667) needs 74 postseason receiving yards to surpass BRENT JONES (740) for 3rd-most among TEs in NFL history...Incl. postseason, DE ROBERT MATHIS has 5 sacks in past 5 vs. Bal...S ANTOINE BETHEA has 3 postseason INTs.  Club had 6 players selected to Pro Bowl (Clark, Freeney, Manning, Mathis, JEFF SATURDAY, Wayne).
 
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SUNDAY, JANUARY 17
 
NEW YORK JETS–AFC EAST (10-7) AT SAN DIEGO CHARGERS–AFC WEST (13-3)
 
 
JETS
CHARGERS
LEADER
 
19-11-1
STREAKS
 
5 of past 8
COACHES VS. OPP.
Ryan: 0-0
Turner: 3-1
COACHES PLAYOFF RECORD
1-0
4-3
VS. COMMON OPP.
NYJ: 3-2 (1-0 Cin., 0-2 Mia., 1-0 Oak., 1-0 Ten.)
SD: 5-0 (1-0 Cin., 1-0 Mia., 2-0 Oak., 1-0 Ten.)
PLAYOFF RECORD
9-11
10-15
LAST WEEK
W 24-14 at Bengals
Bye (Wk. 17: W 23-20 vs. Redskins)
LAST GAME
9/22/08: Jets 29 at Chargers 48.  San Diego QB Philip Rivers passes for 250 yards & 3 TDs & RB LaDainian Tomlinson adds 2 rushing TDs as Chargers outduel New York.
LAST GAME AT SITE
9/22/08
LAST PLAYOFF
1/8/05: Jets 20 at Chargers 17 (OT).  New York K Doug Brien kicks 28-yard FG in OT as Jets overcome game-tying San Diego TD in final minute of regulation of Wild Card game.  New York earns 1st road postseason victory since 1982.
BROADCAST
CBS (4:40 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms.  Westwood One Radio: Marv Albert, Warren Moon, Scott Kaplan (Field reporter).  SIRIUS: 124 (WW1), 125 (NYJ), 123 (SD).  XM: 124 (WW1), 103 (NYJ), 102 (SD).
 

STAT LEADERS

PASSING
Sanchez (R): 196-364-2,444-12-20-63.0
Rivers: 317-486-4,254-28 (T3C)-9-104.4 (1C)
RUSHING
Jones: 331-1,402 (3L)-4.2-14 (T3L)
Tomlinson: 223-730-3.3-12
RECEIVING
Cotchery: 57-821-14.4-3
Gates (TE): 79-1,157-14.6-8
OFFENSE
321.0
360.1
TAKE/GIVE
+1
+8 (2C)
DEFENSE
252.3 (1L)
326.9
SACKS
Pace: 8
Phillips: 7
INTs
Revis: 6 (T2C)
Cromartie, Jammer: 3
PR
Cotchery: 10.3
Sproles: 7.0
KR
Smith: 31.0
Sproles: 24.1
PUNTING
Weatherford: 42.0
Scifres: 45.0
KICKING
Feely: 122 (T3C) (32/32 PAT; 30/36 FG)
Kaeding: 146 (1L) (50/51 PAT; 32/35 FG)
 
NOTES
TEAMS MEET for 2nd time in postseason.  Jets beat Chargers 20-17 in OT in Wild Card on 1/8/05.
 
JETS:  Club aims to win back-to-back postseason games for 1st time since 1/9/83-1/15/83...Jets aim for 5th consecutive road win...Jets totaled 171 rush yards last week, 3rd-most in playoffs in franchise history...QB MARK SANCHEZ joined SHAUN KING, BEN ROETHLISBERGER & JOE FLACCO as 4th rookie QB in Super Bowl era to win 1st career playoff game.  Sanchez had franchise postseason record 80.0 completion pct. (12 of 15) last week, surpassing KEN O'BRIEN's previous mark of 76.5 percent (13 of 17) on 12/28/85 vs. NE.  Sanchez's 139.4 passer rating last week was 2nd best in franchise playoff history (CHAD PENNINGTON, 142.0 vs. Ind. on 1/4/03).  Sanchez is native of Mission Viejo, CA & attended USC...In 5 career playoff games (incl. SB XLI w/Bears), RB THOMAS JONES averages 83 rush yards per game (415 total).  Jones has 5 rush TDs in past 4 playoff games...Rookie RB SHONN GREENE (Round 3, Iowa) had 135 rush yards last week, tied for 3rd-most rushing yards by rookie in postseason debut since '70...WR JERRICHO COTCHERY had career-high 10 receptions in last game against Chargers.  Cotchery averages 16.7 yards per catch in playoffs (10 rec., 167 yards).  7 of Cotchery's 10 catches in postseason have been for 1st downs (70.0 percent)...Since joining NYJ (incl. postseason), WR BRAYLON EDWARDS averages 16.3 yards per catch.  TE DUSTIN KELLER had 99 receiving yards w/1 TD in postseason debut last week...Jets are 1st team since '01 Steelers to lead NFL in rushing offense & total defense...CB DARRELLE REVIS had 1 INT in postseason debut last week...DE SHAUN ELLIS recorded 1st career sack in playoffs last week...Club had 5 players selected to Pro Bowl (ALAN FANECA, D'BRICKASHAW FERGUSON, NICK MANGOLD & Revis).
 
CHARGERS:  Club has won 4 consecutive AFC West titles...Chargers have won 11 consecutive games, longest current streak in NFL...Chargers aim for 3rd consecutive postseason home win...QB PHILIP RIVERS aims for 3rd consecutive Divisional game w/3 TD passes & 100+ passer rating (133.2, 105.4).  Rivers had career-high 4,254 passing yards in '09, 3rd-most in franchise history (DAN FOUTS, 4,802 in '81 & 4,715 in '80).  In only career meeting vs. NYJ (on 9/22/08), Rivers completed 19 of 25 passes (76.0 pct.) for 250 yards w/3 TDs vs. 1 INT & 130.0 passer rating...RB LA DAINIAN TOMLINSON (303) needs 78 rush yards to surpass PAUL LOWE (380) for 2nd-most postseason rush yards in franchise history.  SD is 8-0 when Tomlinson has at least 1 rush TD in '09.  Tomlinson posted 12 rush TDs in '09 & has now rushed for at least 10 TDs in each of 1st 9 seasons to start career, longest such streak in NFL history.  RB DARREN SPROLES has totaled 897 yards in past 4 postseason games (155 rush, 197 receiving, 92 PR, 453 KR)...TE ANTONIO GATES (31) needs 1 rec. to surpass TODD CHRISTENSEN (31) for 10th-most playoff catches all-time among TEs & needs 5 catches to surpass RUSS FRANCIS (35) for 9th-most postseason receptions in NFL history.  Gates had career-high 1,157 receiving yards in '09...WR VINCENT JACKSON averages 17.8 yards per catch in playoffs (22 rec., 392 receiving yards).  18 of Jackson's 22 postseason receptions have been for 1st downs (81.8 pct.).   Jackson (1,167) & Gates (1,157) each eclipsed 1,150 receiving yards, only 2nd time that has been accomplished in team history (1980; JOHN JEFFERSON, 1,340 & KELLEN WINSLOW, 1,290)...LB SHAWNE MERRIMAN has 2 sacks in 4 career playoff games...CB ANTONIO CROMARTIE had 2 INTs in last game vs. NYJ...Club had 5 players selected to Pro Bowl (KRIS DIELMAN, Gates, NATE KAEDING, KASSIM OSGOOD, Rivers).
 
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SATURDAY, JANUARY 16
 
ARIZONA CARDINALS–NFC WEST (11-6) AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS–NFC SOUTH (13-3)
 
 
CARDINALS
SAINTS
LEADER
13-12
 
STREAKS
 
7 of past 10
COACHES VS. OPP.
Whisenhunt: 0-1
Payton: 1-0
COACHES PLAYOFF RECORD 
4-1
1-1
VS. COMMON OPP. (REG. SEASON)
Arz.: 4-1 (Car. 0-1, Det. 1-0, NYG 1-0, StL. 2-0)
NO: 4-1 (Car. 1-1, Det. 1-0, NYG 1-0, StL. 1-0)
PLAYOFF RECORD
6-6
2-6
LAST WEEK
W 51-45 (OT) vs. Packers
Bye (Week 17: L 23-10 at Panthers)
LAST GAME
12/16/07: Cardinals 24 at Saints 31.  New Orleans QB Drew Brees throws for 315 yards & 2 TDs to keep Saints in Wild Card hunt.  Saints RB Aaron Stecker rushes for 95 yards & 2 TDs in home win.
LAST GAME AT SITE
12/16/07
LAST PLAYOFF
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BROADCAST
FOX (3:30 PM CT): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa (Field reporter). Westwood One Radio: Dave Sims, James Lofton, Hub Arkush (Field reporter). 
SIRIUS: 124 (WW1), 125 (Arz.), 123 (NO).  XM: 124 (WW1), 103 (Arz.), 102 (NO).
       
 

STAT LEADERS

PASSING
Warner: 339-513-3,753-26-14-93.2
Brees: 363-514-4,388 (3C)-34 (1L)-11-109.6 (1L)
RUSHING
B. Wells (R): 176-793-4.5-7
P. Thomas: 147-793-5.4-6
RECEIVING
Fitzgerald: 97 (2C)-1,092-11.3-13 (T1L)
Colston: 70-1,074-15.3-9
OFFENSE
344.4
403.8 (1L)
TAKE/GIVE
-7
+11 (3L)
DEFENSE
346.4
357.8
SACKS
Campbell, Dockett: 7
Smith: 13 (2C)
INTs
Rodgers-Cromartie: 6
Sharper: 9 (T1L)
PR
Breaston: 6.7
Bush: 4.8
KR
Stephens-Howling (R): 24.2
Roby: 27.5
PUNTING
Graham: 47.0 (3L)
Morstead (R): 43.6
KICKING
Rackers: 85 (37/38 PAT; 16/17 FG)
Hartley: 37 (10/11 PAT; 9/11 FG)
 

NOTES

TEAMS MEET for 1st time in postseason.  Cardinals lead all-time series 13-12.
 
CARDINALSWon NFC West for 2nd season in row, team's 1st back-to-back division titles since 1974-75.  Set club postseason records in WC with 51 points, 531 total yards & 375 pass yards.  Head coach KEN WHISENHUNT is 4-1 in postseason.  Cardinals have 4 players selected to Pro Bowl: DT DARNELL DOCKETT (2nd), WR LARRY FITZGERALD (4th), CB DOMINIQUE RODGERS-CROMARTIE (1st) & S ADRIAN WILSON (3rd).  Team has won 15 games in row (incl. postseason) when scoring 30+ points...QB KURT WARNER has guided 2 different franchises to SB.  Has 9-3 (.750) mark in postseason.  Last week became 1st player with 375+ yards (379), 85+ comp. pct. (87.9), 5+ TDs (5) & 0 INTs in playoff game.  Had 154.1 rating, 2nd best postseason mark.  Has 104.6 postseason passer rating, 2nd highest in NFL history (HOFer BART STARR, 104.8).  Averages 312.3 yards per playoff game, best mark in league annals (min. 5 games).  Has passed for 365+ yards 6 times in playoffs, most all-time.  His 66.5 comp. pct. in postseason is tops among QBs with 250+ att.  Warner passed for 1,147 yards in last year's playoffs, most ever in single postseason, & he holds top 2 marks (1,063 in 1999 with StL).  Passed for 3,753 yards & is 1st Cardinals QB to pass for 3,000+ yards in 3 seasons in row.  In starts (incl. playoffs) with 100+ rating (min. 15 att.), his teams are 46-4 (.920)...RB TIM HIGHTOWER had 4 TDs (2 rush, 2 rec.) in 5 career playoff games.  Led NFC RBs with 63 receptions.  RB BEANIE WELLS tied for NFL rookie lead with 7 rush TDs...WR Fitzgerald has 628 rec. yards & 9 rec. TDs, most by player in 1st 5 career playoff games.  Aims for 6th playoff game in row with rec. TD & 4th in row with 2+ rec. TDs.  Tied for NFL lead with 13 rec. TDs & has 34 rec. TDs since 2008 (incl. playoffs), most in NFL.  Had 1,092 yards & is 1st Cardinal with 3 consecutive 1,000-yard seasons.  WR ANQUAN BOLDIN had 1,024 yards & became 1st Cardinal with 5 1,000-yard seasons.  Boldin (5) & Fitzgerald (4) are only players in franchise history with 4+ 1,000-yard seasons.  WR STEVE BREASTON had career-high 125 yards with 7 catches & TD in WC.  WR EARLY DOUCET had career-best 77 yards & 2 TDs in WC...LB KARLOS DANSBY had game-winning 17-yard FR-TD last week.  Also had FF & tipped pass that resulted in INT by CB Rodgers-Cromartie.  Rodgers-Cromartie has 3 INTs in playoff career.  S Wilson had 5 INTs & 2 sacks this season & became 10th player in NFL history with 20+ sacks (20.5) & 20+ INTs (23).  DT Dockett had 7 sacks, most by DT. 
 
SAINTS:  Led NFL with 510 points, 9th most points scored by team in NFL history.  Topped NFL in total offense (403.8).  Ranked 4th in pass offense (272.2) & 6th in rush offense (131.6).  Only team in NFL to rank in top 6 in both.  Club won 13 games, most in franchise history, incl. team-record 13-game winning streak.  Saints have 5 players selected to Pro Bowl: QB DREW BREES (4th), G JAHRI EVANS (1st), S DARREN SHARPER (5th), T JON STINCHCOMB (1st) & LB JONATHAN VILMA (2nd).  19 different Saints scored TD this season...QB Brees set NFL record with 70.6 comp. pct. (363 of 514).  Led NFL with career-high & franchise-record 109.6 rating.  Owns top 4 marks in club annals.  Had 4,388 pass yards, 4th consecutive 4,000-yard season.  Has only 4 4,000-yard seasons in team history.  Tied own club record with 34 TD passes.  In 3 playoff games, has 916 pass yards (305.3 per game).  Led NO to 2006 NFC Champ Game.  In last game vs. Arz., completed 26 of 30 (86.7 pct.) for 315 yards with 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 132.6 rating...RB PIERRE THOMAS has 10 TDs (7 rush, 3 rec.) in past 9 home games.  Led team with career-high 793 rush yards.  RB REGGIE BUSH has 225 scrimmage yards (112.5 per game) & 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) in 2 career playoff games.  Bush (5.6) & Thomas (5.4) each averaged 5+ yards per carry.  RB MIKE BELL ranked 2nd on team with 654 rush yards and tied for 2nd with 5 rush TDs...WR ROBERT MEACHEM led team with career-best 10 TDs (9 rec., 1 FR).   Averaged 16 yards per catch.  WR MARQUES COLSTON led team with 70 receptions & 1,074 yards, his 3rd 1,000-yard season in career.  Tied Meachem for club lead with 9 rec. TDs.  In only meeting, Colston had 8 catches for 114 yards & TD.  WR DEVERY HENDERSON averages 30.7 yards per catch in postseason.  Had career-high 804 rec. yards.  TE JEREMY SHOCKEY aims for 3rd in row vs. Arz. with TD catch.  Ranks 4th among NFL TEs with 469 catches & 5,280 yards since 2002...S Sharper tied for NFL lead with 9 INTs.  Set single-season NFL record with 376 INT return yards.  Had 3 INT-TDs & has 11 in career, 2nd most in NFL history.  LB Vilma had INT & FR in last game vs. Arz. (11/28/04 with NYJ).  Led team with 110 tackles.  Tied career-high with 3 INTs.  S ROMAN HARPER was 2nd on team with 99 tackles.  CB JABARI GREER was 2nd on club with 13 PD & had 2 INTs.  CB TRACY PORTER ranked 2nd on Saints with career-high 4 INTs & had 12 PD. 
 
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SUNDAY, JANUARY 17

DALLAS COWBOYS–NFC EAST (12-5) AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS–NFC NORTH (12-4)
 
 
COWBOYS
VIKINGS
LEADER
Series tied, 10-10
 
STREAKS
 
4 of past 5
COACHES VS. OPP.
Phillips: 1-2
Childress: 0-1
COACHES PLAYOFF RECORD
1-4
0-1
VS. COMMON OPP.
Dal: 2-3 (Car. 1-0, GB 0-1, NYG 0-2, Sea. 1-0)
Min: 4-1 (Car. 0-1, GB 2-0, NYG 1-0, Sea. 1-0)
PLAYOFF RECORD
33-24
18-25
LAST WEEK
W 34-14 vs. Eagles
Bye (Week 17: W 44-7 vs. Giants)
LAST GAME
10/21/07: Vikings 14 at Cowboys 24.  Dallas QB Tony Romo throws for 277 yards & 1 TD & RB Marion Barber adds 96 rushing yards & TD.  Cowboys S Pat Watkins returns blocked FG for 68 yards for TD late in 3rd quarter to give Cowboys lead for good.
LAST GAME AT SITE
9/12/04: Vikings 35, Cowboys 17.  Minnesota QB Daunte Culpepper throws for 242 yards & 5 TDs including 2 to WR Randy Moss on 2004 NFL Kickoff Weekend. 
LAST PLAYOFF
1/9/00: Cowboys 10 at Vikings 27.  QB Jeff George throws for 212 yards & 3 TDs.  Vikings RB Robert Smith rushes for 140 yards & catches TD pass in WC win.
BROADCAST
FOX (12:00 PM CT): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver & Chris Myers (Field reporters). Westwood One Radio: Kevin Harlan, Randy Cross, Mark Malone (Field reporter).  SIRIUS: 124 (WW1), 125 (Dal.), 123 (Min.).  XM: 124 (WW1), 103 (Dal.), 102 (Min.).
 

STAT LEADERS

PASSING
Romo: 347-550-4,483 (1C)-26-9-97.6
Favre: 363-531-4,202-33 (T2L)-7-107.2 (2L)
RUSHING
Barber: 214-932-4.4-7
Peterson: 314-1,383 (2C)-4.4-18 (1L)
RECEIVING
Witten: 94 (3C)-1,030-11.0-2
Rice: 83-1,312 (2C)-15.8-8
OFFENSE
399.4 (2L)
379.6 (3C)
TAKE/GIVE
+2
+6
DEFENSE
315.9
305.5 (2C)
SACKS
Ware: 11
J. Allen: 14.5 (1C)
INTs
Jenkins: 5
Griffin: 4
PR
Crayton: 12.1 (3L)
Reynaud: 10.3
KR
Jones: 22.6
Harvin (R): 27.5 (3C)
PUNTING
McBriar: 45.1
Kluwe: 43.9
KICKING
Folk: 90 (36/36 PAT; 18/28 FG)
Longwell: 132 (3L) (54/55 PAT; 26/28 FG)
 

NOTES

TEAMS MEET for 7th time in postseason & 1st since 1999 WC (Min. 27, Dal. 10).  Cowboys have won 4 of 6 playoff meetings.  Teams have met 2 times in WC (1996, 1999), 2 times in Divisional (1971, 1975) & 2 times in NFC Championship Game (1973, 1977).
 
COWBOYSParticipating in 30th postseason, tied for most in NFL history.  Have NFL-record 33 playoff victories.  Advance to Divisional Round for 2nd time in past 3 years & 20th overall.  Have 6 players selected to Pro Bowl: WR MILES AUSTIN (1st), G LEONARD DAVIS (3rd), C ANDRE GURODE (4th), DT JAY RATLIFF (2nd), LB DE MARCUS WARE (4th) & TE JASON WITTEN (6th).  Established single-season team mark with 6,390 total net yards & 8 games with 400+ yards.  In WC, racked up 426 yards, 7th best mark in team postseason history...QB TONY ROMO passed for franchise-record 4,483 yards.  Also set team marks in att. (550) & comp. (347).  In WC, completed 23 of 35 (65.7 pct.) for 244 yards with 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 104.9 rating.  Incl. playoffs, has 100+ rating in 6 of past 7.  In career (incl. playoffs), team is 27-5 (.844) when he starts & has 100+ rating.  Ranks 4th in team playoff history with 634 pass yards & 58 comp...RB FELIX JONES rushed for 148 yards & TD in WC, 1st career 100-yard game.  Jones set team record for most rush yards in 1st career postseason game.  Had career-long 73-yard TD run, longest rush in club playoff history.  Incl. playoffs, has 8 career TDs (7 rush, 1 KR) & averages 47.1 yards per TD (377 yards).  RB MARION BARBER rushed for 96 yards & TD in last meeting.  RB TASHARD CHOICE scored 1st career postseason TD last week...WR Austin is only 3rd Cowboy with 80+ catches (81), 1,300+ yards (1,320) & 10+ TDs (11) in single season (HOFer MICHAEL IRVIN & TERRELL OWENS).  Led NFL with 8 rec. TDs of 20+ yards.  Had 21 catches of 20+ yards, most in NFC.  Had 7 catches for 82 yards & TD in WC, all playoff career-highs.  TE Witten had 94 catches & 1,030 yards, his 2nd career 90-catch, 1,000-yard season.  Is only 3rd TE in NFL history with 2 such seasons (TONY GONZALEZ & TODD CHRISTENSEN).  Team had 4,000-yard passer (Romo) & 2 1,000-yard receivers (Austin & Witten) for 2nd time in team history...Defense did not allow rushing 1st down in WC, 1st time in team playoff history.  LB Ware had 2 sacks in WC, 1st Cowboy with 2+ sacks in playoff since SB XXX.  CB MIKE JENKINS had 1st career playoff INT last week.  LB BOBBY CARPENTER had 2 FFs in WC, tying team playoff single-game record.  Cowboys are 9-2 all-time vs. Min. QB Favre (incl. playoffs).
 
VIKINGS:  Participating in 26th postseason, tied for 4th most in NFL history.  Have 18 playoff victories.  Team is 8-0 at home this season.  Vikings have NFL-high 9 players named to Pro Bowl: DE JARED ALLEN (3rd), ST HEATH FARWELL (1st), QB BRETT FAVRE (11th), rookie WR-KR PERCY HARVIN (1st), G STEVE HUTCHINSON (7th), T BRYANT MC KINNIE (1st), RB ADRIAN PETERSON (3rd), WR SIDNEY RICE (1st) & DT KEVIN WILLIAMS (5th).  Team averaged 29.4 points per game, 2nd best mark in NFL...Favre was selected to 11th Pro Bowl, most ever by QB.  Had career-high 107.4 rating & reached 30+ TD passes (33) for 9th time, most in NFL history.  Ranks 2nd in postseason history with 438 comp., 721 att., 5,311 pass yards & 39 pass TDs.  Has TD pass in NFL playoff-record 18 consecutive games...RB Peterson rushed for 1,383 yards & 18 TDs, joining HOFers EARL CAMPBELL & BARRY SANDERS as only players with 1,300+ yards & 10+ TDs in each of 1st 3 years.  Peterson's 18 rush TDs were franchise record for season.  Has 6 rush TDs in past 4 & aims for 5th in row with TD run.  Had 2 rush TDs in only career playoff game.  Selected to start Pro Bowl in each of 1st 3 seasons, 1st RB since Sanders to accomplish feat...Club is only team in NFL history with 6 players with more than 40 receptions: Rice (83), Harvin (60), TE VISANTHE SHIANCOE (56), WR BERNARD BERRIAN (55), RB CHESTER TAYLOR (44) & Peterson (43).  WR Rice was 2nd in NFC with career-best 1,320 yards.  Tied for 2nd in NFL with 14 catches of 25+ yards.  WR-KR Harvin was named AP Offensive Rookie Of The Year.  Tied for NFL rookie lead with 60 catches & 790 yards.  Led NFC rookies with 8 TDs (6 rec., 2 KR).  Set team single-season record with 2,081 combined yards (1,156 KR, 790 rec., 135 rush) & 2 KR-TDs.  Shiancoe was 2nd among NFL TEs with 11 rec. TDs.  Offense was 2nd in NFC with 62.3 TD pct. in redzone...Team ranked 2nd in NFC in total defense (305.5) & rush defense (87.1).  DE Allen had 2 sacks & FF in last playoff game.  Had 2 sacks & FF in only career meeting (12/11/05 with KC).  Had 14.5 sacks & is only player in NFL with 14.5 sacks in each of past 3 seasons.  CB CEDRIC GRIFFIN had 50-yard FR-TD in last game vs. Dal.  Had INT in only postseason game.  Led club with 4 INTs.  DT Kevin Williams aims for 3rd in row vs. Dal. with sack.

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