Sud’s Buds of Statistical Wisdom: Week Five

All season long, we’re sharing some key numbers provided by stats guy/Philly Flyers wonk Bill Sudell to help get you ready for the weekend’s action.  No prejudice, no opinion… just the stats, ma’am.  With no further ado, here ya go for Week Five…


Ryan Fitzpatrick leads the NFL with 12 pass TD but is tied for 2nd with 7 interceptions. Fitzpatrick has thrown 3+ INT 4 times in last 7 games

The 49ers defense has 22 INT in its last 11 home games

The 49ers have allowed 2 total pass TD in last 4 home games

San Francisco has not allowed a rushing TD in its last 11 home games

Alex Smith:

17-4 in last 21 starts

226 pass yards or less in 8 straight games.

In Smith’s last 12 home games, he has 214 pass YPG, 21 TD, 3 INT

The Bills have allowed 20 pass TD in last 7 road games

Randy Moss has 12 TD in 10 career meetings vs Bills


Ray Rice has 90+ scrimmage yards in each game this season

Baltimore has allowed 1 pass TD or less in 22 straight games

Kansas City has won 6 straight October games

Jamaal Charles is averaging an NFL-best 128 scrimmage YPG this season

Dwayne Bowe has been targeted 43 times in the last 3 games

All 3 of Bowe’s touchdowns this season have come in the 4th quarter


The Bears defense:

14 takeaways this season (most in NFL)

62 points allowed this season (3rd fewest in NFL)

15 sacks this season (t-3rd in NFL)

Jaguars have scored 23 points or less in 7 straight games

Jacksonville is 24-9 (.747) all-time at home vs NFC


Brian Hartline leads the NFL with 455 receiving yards. In 2011, he had 549 rec yards all season

Miami has allowed 300+ pass yards in last 3 games

BenJarvus Green-Ellis:

26 rush TD in last 34 games

3 fumbles,2 lost in last 2 games (0 fumbles in first 589 career touches)

Dolphins have allowed 56.8 rush YPG this season (fewest in NFL)

Dolphins have allowed 2.36 yards per carry this season (fewest in NFL)


Eli Manning:

7 straight wins vs AFC, including playoffs

23 straight games with 200+ pass yards, the 2nd longest streak in NFL history

Victor Cruz:

32 rec this season (most in NFL)

49 targets this season (t-most in NFL)

WR have been targeted 109 times vs Browns this season (2nd most in NFL)

Browns have allowed 7 rec TD to WR this season (t-most in NFL)


Michael Vick:

14-3 in last 17 starts vs AFC

Steelers are 9-1 at home vs NFC under Mike Tomlin

Ben Roethlisberger:

301 pass YPG, 8 TD, INT this season

Fewer than 185 pass yards in both career meetings vs Eagles

Eagles have allowed 4th fewest fantasy points to QB this season

Eagles have allowed 7 pass TD in last 8 road games

Eagles have allowed fewer than 265 pass yards in 10 straight road games

Eagles have allowed fewer than 20 completions in 6 of last 7 road games


Christian Ponder is the only starting QB yet to throw an INT (123 attempts)

In 20 career games vs AFC, Adrian Peterson has 22 touchdowns;

Peterson has 10 rush TD in last 8 home games overall

The Titans and Rams are the only teams without a rushing TD this season

Chris Johnson has 0 TD in last 8 games and 4 TD in last 20 games

Titans Defense

133 points allowed this season (most in NFL)

2 takeaways this season (t-fewest in NFL)


Cam Newton has 17 rush TD in 20 career games; The Seahawks have allowed 15 rush yards to QB this season (4th fewest in NFL)

Marshawn Lynch has 15 touchdowns in his last 16 games


Peyton Manning has thrown 23 career INT vs the Patriots (most vs any team)

New England has allowed 7 pass TD in last 2 game

Tom Brady:

363 pass yards, 6 TD, INT in last meeting vs Broncos (2011 Div playoffs)

1+ TD Pass in 35 straight games

300+ pass yards in 3 straight home games

Broncos have allowed fewer than 300 pass yards in 6 straight games

Wes Welker has gone 7 straight games without a touchdown

Stevan Ridley

80+ scrimmage yards in 4 of last 5 games

Broncos have allowed 1 total rush TD in last 4 games

The Broncos have allowed 18 runs of 10+ yards in last 4 road games


Julio Jones has 8 touchdowns in 9 career road games.

The Redskins have allowed 7 rec TD to wide receivers this season, the most in the NFL

Alfred Morris leads the Redskins with 82 rush attempts this season. The next closest running back on the roster has 7 carries

SD at NO 

Drew Brees:

Pass TD in 47 straight games, tied for the longest streak in NFL history with Johnny Unitas

1350 pass yards this season (most in NFL)

3+ pass TD in 6 of last 7 games

New Orleans has allowed 187 rush YPG this season, the most in the NFL

Opponents run the ball 52.9% of time vs Saints this season, the most in NFL


The Jets are 5-0 all-time against the Texans, including 2-0 under Rex Ryan

In his last 8 starts, Matt Schaub is 8-0 with 12 pass TD and 2 INT.

Andre Johnson has 5 receiving TD in 4 career MNF games

The Jets have allowed fewer than 200 pass yards, 0 pass TD in last 2 games

Houston ahs allowed 56 points this season, the fewest in the NFL

Mark Sanchez’s 49.2 completion pct is the worst among starting QBs this season

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