NFL Numbers for the Boardroom: Week 16

The Dallas Cowboys showed that December is no longer a month of gloom for them.  In the past couple of years, they have fallen a part in the final weeks of the season.  Not this year. They beat the Chicago Bears 41-28 on December 4 and last Sunday they got revenge on the Philadelphia Eagles beating them 38-27.  Both of these victories were won on the road.  Yesterday, the Cowboys completely dominated the Indianapolis Colts and won 42-7.  The victory sealed their first place spot in the NFC and they are going to the playoffs for the first time since 2009.   It was a great for Cowboys Nation.  To add to the excitement, Dallas quarterback Tony Romo passed former Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman’s franchise record for yards passing.

Numbers for the boardroom

32,971

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has 32,971 career passing yards, 29 more than the three-time Super Bowl winner, Troy Aikman.

596

The Seattle Seahawks set a franchise record with 596 yards of offense in their 35-6 victory over the Arizona Cardinals.  The teams are tied for first in the NFC West, but the Seahawks hold the tiebreaker by virtue of two wins over the Cardinals.

148

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. had 148 receiving yards in their 37-27 victory against the St. Louis Rams.  The Rams defense had not allowed a touchdown in three straight games.

21

San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers rallied the team back from a 21-point deficit in the second half of the their game against the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday night.  The won 38-35 in overtime.

6

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson had six catches for 103 yards in yesterday’s 20-14 win over the Chicago Bears.  The Lions did not lock up a division title, but they are in the playoffs.

311

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith passed for a season-high 311 yards, but it was not enough to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers. They lost 20-12 and are not in the playoffs.

Monday Night Football
Week 16 will finish up with the Cincinnati Bengals (9-4) hosting the Denver Broncos (11-3) for Monday Night Football.  The Broncos have one the best quarterbacks to play the game in Peyton Manning and the Bengals have never have beat him.  The Cincinnati Bengals have been successful running the ball.  Rookie Jeremy Hill rushed for 148 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries in last week’s win against the Cleveland Browns on the road.  Denver ranks second in the NFL defending the run, only allowing 71.6 yards per game and 3.4 yards per carry.  The Broncos can go to the air and run.  I think that the Broncos win 28-10.  MNF kicks off at 8:30 PM ET.

Get in the game!
SW
@MzGridiron

Posted on December 22, 2014 at 12:15 pm

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