Most times a defense has allowed 4 TD passes this season: Cowboys 4, Redskins 2 and then 13 other teams one apiece. 17 teams zero times.
Bears converted 72.7 percent on 3rd down vs. Cowboys. Tied for third-highest rate in a game this season. Two of top three vs Cowboys.
NFL's top 3 single-game points per drive totals this season: Bears 5.0 vs Cowboys, Saints 4.9 vs Cowboys, Broncos 4.64 at Cowboys.
Bears averaged 5.0 points per drive vs Cowboys. Highest single-game figure in NFL this season. Top three all vs Cowboys. CHI, NO, DEN.
Josh McCown 141.9 passer rating and Week 14-leading 99.1 Total QBR vs Cowboys. Sticking with the hot hand would seem wise.
Most TD drives using 2:00 or less of clock time: Eagles 22, Patriots 15, Vikings 14, Broncos 14. 9 is average. Panthers last with 2.
Ball control: That was Cowboys' 8th TD drive of 2013 using 5:30+ clock time. Ranks 2nd to Panthers (9). 4 is NFL average. Eagles have 0.
Oddity: Bears' opponents have been penalized 4.17 times per game, 2nd-fewest in NFL for 2013. Last yr, it was NFL-low 4.75 times per game.
Tony Romo 11 TD, 3 INT, 99.3 passer rating and 60.8 Total QBR vs teams currently with winning records. But Cowboys 1-4 in those games.
Peyton 26 TD, 5 INT, 117.3 passer rating, 82.3 Total QBR and 5-2 W-L vs teams that currently have winning records.
Four QBs have 100+ passer ratings and 60+ Total QBRs vs teams that currently have winning records: Peyton, Rivers, Brees, Wilson. Ben close.
Andrew Luck 10 TD, 1 INT, 92.6 passer rating, 6th-ranked 66.6 Total QBR and 3-2 W-L record vs teams currently w/winning records
Drew Brees 15 TD, 3 INT, 101.9 passer rating, 3rd-ranked 70.6 Total QBR and 4-2 W-L vs teams that currently have winning records
Philip Rivers 12 TD, 2 INT, 110.7 passer rating, 2nd-ranked 77.9 Total QBR and 4-2 W-L record vs teams currently w/winning records.
Andy Dalton 8 TD, 4 INT, 93.2 passer rating, 5th-ranked 67.0 Total QBR with 3-1 W-L vs teams currently w/winning records
Roethlisberger has 12 TD, 3 INT, 98 passer rating, 68.1 Total QBR vs teams that currently have win records. Steelers 2-3 in those games tho
Classic Wade Phillips. A beauty. RT @taniaganguli
: "They fire good coaches, too," Phillips says. #Texans
Monday Insider column fixes -- OK, addresses -- NFL officiating problem tinyurl.com/Refs2013
Looked away in time on that one. RT @AZCardinalsFTW
Mathieu's looked terrible after seeing the replay 😞
Can't watch the Gronk replay. Just HATE those injuries. Cringe-worthy.
Whoa MT @DaveBoling
: Sherman: We expected to blow them out but they got benefit of calls...we'll see them again & it'll be different result
: Pete Carroll says in his postgame presser that K.J. Wright broke a bone in his foot.
fears a season-ending ACL injury for rookie safety Tryrann Mathieu. #STLvsAZ
If you had to pick one area where Seahawks not as strong, you'd probably say vs run. Gore big runs determined last two at Candlestick.
Great W for the 49ers. Needed not just for playoff picture but in the rivalry. Could be last time either team loses for a while.
And big trust in a very good defense RT @klynch49
: Obvious little trust oin Kap to go for TD at the end.
Red Bryant was the Seahawks' big FG block guy in past years.
Actually 2nd-and-25 RT @SandoESPN
: Seahawks called a timeout in the third quarter on first-and-25. I think they could use that one now.
Seahawks called a timeout in the third quarter on first-and-25. I think they could use that one now.
Or just run Kaepernick around the left side. Nice play.
Looks like 49ers playing for the field goal. Would like to see a play-action boot run-pass option for Kaepernick to possibly seal it.
Seahawks losing KJ Wright and Max Unger in this game. Important players.
Consistent: Anquan Boldin hits the official's hand away, no call. Justin Smith ejected for accidental contact years ago.
Much cheaper though RT @kentsomers
: true, but Sowell is not better than Brown. RT @jbobstone
no Levi Brown this time around
Decker was OK RT @jfresz
Is he back in the game? I don't have the game available.
S Tyrann Mathieu is down with an injury. He is being loaded onto a cart. #STLvsAZ
Crabtree was not down before the ball came out but did look like forward progress stopped.
Pete Bercich tells me Vikings plane was run into by catering truck, so another plane is coming in from Detroit to Balt. Can't make this up!
Bad call on the personal foul against the Titans but NFL tells them to err on side of safety so that's what we get.
Now Decker is down for the Broncos.
Great drive and confidence builder for Kaepernick and 49ers to take lead at halftime.
Wes Welker down on the field after hit to the head and neck area #TENvsDEN
Russell Wilson has taken two sacks but is now 8-11 for 144 yards and a TD. Big spot here for 49ers before half.
49ers and Seahawks both drafted TEs from Rice. Seattle's Luke Willson the one making big impact so far today.
Pass attempts with 1:07 left in 2nd quarter: Peyton Manning 31, Ryan Fitzpatrick 11.
Seahawks' approach to pass D sometimes looks like, hey, they aren't going to call it every play
Elbow OK. RT @kentsomers
: Palmer 9/9 for 120 with 4:31 remaining in the half.
Mike Shanahan postgame: "It’s not the right time or place to talk about my relationship with Dan Snyder." Would be if relationship good
So true. RT @LRiddickESPN
: For the past 10 mos in Washington, everyone wanted to talk and have press conferences. Now...nobody wants to talk
That is a tough call against the Browns. So, that is DPI but what happened in Carolina is not. OK.