32 Teams, 32 Observations

| November 6, 2010

AFC NORTH
Baltimore – With 27, no defensive linemen has more stops than Haloti Ngata.
Cincinnati – No receiver has been thrown at more than Terrell Owens with 80 targets.
Cleveland – Jake Delhomme completed just 6 balls further than 10 yards when the Browns got him on the field.
Pittsburgh – In giving up four quarterback sacks, Chris Keomeatu has given up more than any other guard.



AFC EAST

Buffalo – Our 49 tackles recorded by Donte Whitner are second most of all safeties.  He’s still 15 behind the super active LaRon Landry.
Miami
– With 31 combined quarterback disruptions, Cameron Wake already has more than the 25 Joey Porter managed last year.
New England – The three sacks allowed by Dan Koppen are the most of all centers in the league.
New York Jets – On throws over 20 yards, Mark Sanchez has completed just 7 of 31 passes.

AFC SOUTH
Houston – Matt Schaub’s problem?  He’s completed just 45.2% of passes under pressure at 5.2 yards per attempt.  He’s not coping with it well.
Indianapolis – The regular starting cornerbacks (Kelvin Hayden and Jerraud Powers) have missed 18.33% of tackles they’ve attempted to make.
Jacksonville – With 13 quarterback disruptions, Terrence Knighton already has six more than he managed all of 2009.
Tennessee –62.05% of Chris Johnson’s yardage has come running left of center.

AFC WEST
Denver – The 16 total pressures of Robert Ayers leads the Broncos.  To put things in perspective Chris Clemons managed 18 in one game against San Diego.
Kansas City – The 6 pass break ps of Derrick Johnson are more than any other linebacker.
Oakland – The 21 total quarterback disruptions by Tommy Kelly are second of all defensive tackles behind Jason Jones.
San Diego – While Mike Tolbert is forcing a missed tackle for every 5.64 touches of the ball, Ryan Mathews is doing so every 12.83 carries.

NFC NORTH
Chicago
– Jay Cutler has faced pressure on 43.12% of passing plays.
Detroit
– Gosder Cherilus is one of only three tackles in the league not to give up a sack.
Green Bay – By Week 8 last year Aaron Rodgers had been responsible for 6 sacks.  This year he’s down to 2.  Progress.
Minnesota – While Percy Harvin has caught 63.3% of balls thrown his way, no other receiver (targeted more than 10 times) has caught more than 46.7% of balls.

NFC EAST
Dallas – Miles Austin’s 288 yards after the catch leads all receivers.  He also leads all receivers with 8 dropped passes.
New York Giants – Of tight ends with more than 20 balls thrown their way, Kevin Boss’ 8.6 yards after the catch average is the highest.
Philadelphia – Of tight ends with more than 20 balls thrown their way, Brent Celek’s 53.8% conversion rate of throws to completions is the lowest.
Washington – The 8 pass breaks up of Phillip Buchanon are more than all other defenders.

NFC SOUTH
Atlanta – John Abraham is averaging a quarterback pressure on 17.82% of all pass rushes.
Carolina – With 6, Steve Smith has had more balls thrown at him than have been intercepted (along with Johnny Knox).
New Orleans – The seven combined quarterback disruptions Will Smith managed against the Eagles, almost matched his total of 8 on the year.
Tampa Bay – With 7 missed tackles, Ronde Barber has Asante Samuel to thank for not giving up more than any other cornerback.  His 8 quarterback pressures are also the most for a cornerback.

NFC WEST
Arizona – With 8 missed tackles, only C.C. Brown has more than Kerry Rhodes.
St. Louis – Jason Smith has only given up one sack this year and had two perfect games in pass protection.
San Francisco – Backup linebacker Navorro Bowman has missed more tackles (3) than Takeo Spikes and Patrick Willis combined (2).  The combo of Spikes and Willis has made more 81 more tackles than Bowman.
Seattle – No defensive linemen has more batted passes than the five of Colin Cole.

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