NFL Numbers for the Boardroom: Week 17
Well the regular season is over. It is on to the playoffs. Embarrassingly, one of my Super Bowl picks did not make the playoffs! I need to do a deep dive on all of the playoff teams and modify my preseason picks, so let me quickly move on to the numbers for our final regular reason recap.
Numbers for the boardroom
The Seattle Seahawks clinched the No. 1 Seed in the NFC. They have home field advantage for the playoffs, so the NFC Champion will go through Seattle for second year in a row.
Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray passed Emmitt Smith for the team single-season rushing yards. Murray ended the regular season with 1,845 yards. Smith had 1,773 in 1995.
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant caught scoring passes of 65 and 23 yards to give him 16 touchdown receptions this season. He brokw Terrell Owens’ team record of 15 set in 2007.
The Carolina Panthers will host a wild-card playoff game next week with a losing record of 7-8-1. The Panthers are on a winning streak. They have won four straight, but still are the first team to enter the playoffs with a losing record since 2010, when the Seattle Seahawks finished 7-9.
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning guided the them to at least a tie for the best record in the NFL for the third consecutive season since his arrival in 2012. Denver finished 12-4.
The Buffalo Bills beat the New England Patriots 17-9 and snapped two records: Their 0-12 record in New England at Gillette Stadium and the Patriots’ 35 straight home wins against AFC teams.
The Baltimore Ravens beat the Cleveland Browns 20-10 and are in the playoffs for the sixth in seven years.
The 2014 NFL Playoff schedule is here.
Get in the game!