Five Ridiculous Numbers From Week 1 NFL Action

Cold, Hard Football Facts for Sep 09, 2013



What an exhilerating Sunday to kickoff the 2013 season.

There were enough big plays and last second wins to entertain any fan. The Jets upset the Buccaneers while Andy Reid ruined Gus Bradley's 'welcome to the NFL' party.

The Patriots were almost shocked by the Bills while Terrelle Pryor was seconds away from leading the Raiders to an upset victory.

Through all the madness, what numbers stood out in Sunday's games?

 

3


The number of safeties that occured in the first 10 minutes of the 2013 NFL season. That's unreal. Josh Freeman coughed one up against the Jets, the Jags got a punt blocked into the end zone, while the Titans suffered an embarrasing mishap on the first play, resulting in a 2 PT loss.

 

15


The amount of yards Adrian Peterson got on the ground in the final 50 minutes of play after an amazing 78-yard TD. Despite having the label as the NFL's best, Peterson couldn't find anything after the first couple drives.

The Lions defense zeroed in on the star, propelling them to a come-from-behind victory. It pays to remember that Detroit's big-name defensive front was an underachieving No. 21 on the Defensive Hog Index last year and one of the worst run defenses in football, allowing 4.5 YPA.

 

15 (again)


The number of seconds left in the game when Tampa Bay's LaVonte David made the biggest mistake of his career, hitting rookie QB Geno Smith blatantly when he was already out of bounds. The foul propelled the Jets an extra 15-yards, just the boost kicker Nick Folk needed to win the game in the final seconds.

 

20.1


St. Louis tight end Jared Cook's average per reception in the Rams' 27-24 win over Arizona. He finished the day with seven catches for 141 yards and two touchdowns. His first game as a Ram proved to be his best yet.

All signs point to Cook being Sam Bradford's safety blanket for 2013, making him the leading candidate for breakout player of the year. If this "sleeper" is on your fantasy team be sure to start him, 'cause he's wide awake now. 

 

339.5

The average number of yards NFC West quarterbacks threw for (with much thanks to Colin Kaepernick's 400+ yard performance). It was a ridiculous week in the NFC West. They combined for a 3-1 record and found only two INT's between the four QB's.

 

Follow Quinn on Twitter for all sorts of stats and NFL news: @PJbleedsgreen

 

 


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