Surprising Stats

Short post today.  I’ve gone through and found what I believe to be some interesting/surprising NFL stats.  No deep meaning or long analysis, I’ll let the numbers mainly speak for themselves.

– Matt Stafford has thrown more Passes per game than any QB in history.  By itself, that’s not a big surprise.  However, the size of his lead is ridiculous.  Here is the top ten of all-time, taken from

Screen Shot 2013-06-24 at 12.20.55 PMBy comparison, Donovan McNabb, during his time with the supposedly “pass-crazy” Andy Reid Eagles, averaged 32.06 attempts per game, nearly 30% fewer passes per game than Stafford.


– Tony Romo has the 5th highest Passer Rating in history, just 1 tenth of a point worse than Peyton Manning.  Check out the top 5:

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– Michael Vick has just 13 more career passing yards (20,274) than his cousin, Aaron Brooks (20,261)

– Adrian Peterson, Gale Sayers, and Barry Sanders all have career yards per carry averages of 5.0….

D’Angelo Williams, Napoleon Kaufman, and Tatum Bell all have career YPC averages of 4.9.

– Muhsin Muhammed had 860 career receptions, nearly 100 more than Eric Moulds (764) and more than 100 more than Michael Irvin (750), Andre Rison (743) and Donald Driver (743).

– Noted statue Peyton Manning is tied for 2nd all time (with Dan Marino) for low sack percentage (3.13%).  Michael Vick’s career sack percentage is 8.60%.  QB Mobility is overrated…

– Jim Kelly is in the HOF.  Here are some of his career NFL numbers, side-by-side, with Donovan McNabb:

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