Wednesday morning one-liners

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Patriots QB Tom Brady has a league-leading 3,374 passing yards.

Bills QB Tyrod Taylor is leading the league with a 73.0 percent completion rate late in close games.

Dolphins QB Jay Cutler has thrown eight first-half interceptions, most in the NFL.

Jets WR Jeremy Kerley has lost two fumbles inside his own 20-yard line.

Ravens QB Joe Flacco is having the worst season of his career, according to ESPN’s QBR.

Bengals QB Andy Dalton has lost two fumbles in the red zone, the only player in the NFL to do so.

Browns QB DeShone Kizer has thrown an NFL-high 14 interceptions.

Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell has an NFL-high 981 rushing yards.

Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins has an NFL-high nine touchdown catches.

Colts QB Jacoby Brissett has been sacked an NFL-high 43 times.

Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette owns this year’s longest run.

Titans S Kevin Byard has a league-leading six interceptions.

Of the three quarterbacks the Broncos have started this year, Trevor Siemian has the best stats.

Chiefs QB Alex Smith has an NFL-best 115.0 passer rating in road games.

Raiders QB Derek Carr‘s touchdown:interception ratio has declined from 28:6 last year to 16:8 this year.

Chargers DB Casey Hayward has an NFL-high 16 passes defensed.

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott has thrown an NFL-high six fourth-quarter interceptions.

Eagles QB Carson Wentz has a league-leading 28 touchdown passes.

Giants QB Eli Manning leads the NFL in red zone passer rating.

Washington QB Kirk Cousins has thrown an NFL-high 32 passes of 25 yards or more.

Bears RB Jordan Howard averages 6.4 yards a carry after his 20th carry of the game, the best average in the NFL.

Lions RB Ameer Abdullah has averaged less than 2.5 yards a carry in four of his last five games.

Before he got hurt, Packers QB Aaron Rodgers had the NFL’s best second-half passer rating.

Vikings DE Everson Griffen has 12 sacks, tied for the league lead.

Falcons RB Devonta Freeman is 7-for-7 on picking up the first down when he gets the ball on third-and-short.

Panthers QB Cam Newton has gained a first down on 38.6 percent of his runs, best in the NFL.

Saints QB Drew Brees has thrown an NFL-high 49 passes of 20 yards or more and has an NFL-high 71.3 percent completion rate.

Buccaneers QB Ryan Fitzpatrick has the best passer rating in the league in two-wide receiver formations.

Cardinals QB Blaine Gabbert has a higher passer rating than either Carson Palmer or Drew Stanton this year.

Rams QB Jared Goff has thrown 10 passes of 40 yards or more, tied for the most in the NFL.

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson has thrown an NFL-high 411 passes.

49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo has the highest passer rating in NFL history among players with at least 90 pass attempts.

10 responses to “Wednesday morning one-liners

  1. Has a quarterback ever led the league in passing yardage while also throwing the fewest interceptions? Brady is having another transformational year. I am not arguing for him to win regular season MVP as much as I am creating a case that he is still improving.

  2. Winning that superbowl was the worst thing that happened to the Ravens. I guess a decade at mediocrity at QB might be worth a superbowl but Flacco has sucked for a long time.

  3. When you look at all the great very-long-careered QBs of the past, none had a mere “cliff” like all the salty Brady-haters keep clamoring for, but instead all had a troubled last few years of intermittent (or longer) periods of injury, a few years of declining stats – or both.

    People are starting to compare Brady’s potential to Warren Moon’s longevity, because Warren played regularly until 42 (& started his last game aged 44). But Warren’s passer rating peaked at 96.8 aged 34, and by age 40 had declined to 68.7, whereas Brady’s is still 111.7 and he’s yet to start any decline.

    And don’t forget the guy can punt well too – when he has the starter’s age record at 45 (& 8th SB ring) he could transition to punter/backupQB for 5 years just to prove his “TB12” formula.

  4. Of the three quarterbacks the Broncos have started this year, Trevor Siemian has the best stats.
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    The 2018 starter isn’t on the roster.

  5. eagleswin says:
    November 29, 2017 at 7:02 am
    Winning that superbowl was the worst thing that happened to the Ravens. I guess a decade at mediocrity at QB might be worth a superbowl but Flacco has sucked for a long time.
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    And when you analyze it, the Ravens got a rare win over Brady in that AFCCG partly because of refs and mostly because the Pats were thoroughly banged up – 17 guys on IR (mostly starters) plus 13 on injury report (many starters) most of whom either didn’t play or were very limited. Then the Ravens beat the Pats’ B-team and then barely squeaked past Kaep the pretender. and then (as proved, wrongly) thought they were the class of the league and paid a ton to jump-ball Joe and his 83.8 career rating. And Ravens have actually been under .500 (37-38) since that SB.

  6. Brady is 1st in yards, 2nd in Passing Tds, and 3rd in completion % for qbs with 50+ passes.

  7. pastabelly says:
    November 29, 2017 at 5:31 am
    Has a quarterback ever led the league in passing yardage while also throwing the fewest interceptions? Brady is having another transformational year. I am not arguing for him to win regular season MVP as much as I am creating a case that he is still improving.

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    Yup. the last one was Brady in 2007. led the league in both yards and 8 INTs. every QB that played 16 games had more INTs than Brady.

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