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NFL by the numbers – Eagles quarterback Nick Foles has more touchdowns than Jacksonville

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There are many ways to look at the NFL, but the easiest - and most tedious – method to figure out what is going on is by examining the numbers.

Here is a numerical look at the league heading into Week 10:

0 – Rushing touchdowns by Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III this season. Griffin had six rushing touchdowns through eight games in 2012 and finished with seven.

1 – Team is currently undefeated, and that is the Kansas City Chiefs (9-0). The Chiefs have won their initial nine games and are the first team in NFL history to start 9-0 after posting the league’s worst record in the previous season.

2.7 – Yards per carry average by Baltimore running backs Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce, the second and third worst averages among qualified ball carriers this season, according to ESPN Stats & Info.

3 – Teams have matched or surpassed their 2012 win total. Detroit (5-3) was 4-12, Kansas City (9-0) finished 2-14, while Philadelphia (4-5) completed last season with a 4-12 record.

9 – NFL teams have made the playoffs since starting the season 3-5, according to The Baltimore Sun. Baltimore, Oakland and Washington are currently 3-5.

13 – Touchdown passes by Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles compared to seven scores by Jacksonville’s entire team this season.

35 – Sacks allowed by the Miami Dolphins this season, which is a league-high. Oakland and Pittsburgh trail with 32 sacks each.

86 – Career starts by Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers since 2008. He has appeared in 93 games since entering the NFL in 2005.

92 – Of 133 games (69.2 percent) have been within seven points in the fourth quarter, the highest total through the first nine weeks of a season in NFL history (89 in 2004).

157 – Career games by cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, who was recently released by the San Francisco 49ers. Asomugha was a three-time Pro Bowler, and at one point was the highest paid defensive back in NFL history.

200 – Rushing yards allowed by Seattle’s defense during the past two games. St. Louis rushed for 200 yards, while Tampa Bay compiled 205 this past Sunday. Seattle previously gave up 30 rushing yards against the Arizona Cardinals and 66 against Tennessee.

347 – Touchdown passes by New England’s Tom Brady in his career, while Saints quarterback currently has 345, passing Pro Football Hall of Famer Fran Tarkenton (342) for the fourth and fifth-most touchdown passes, respectively, in NFL history.

12,067 – Receiving yards by Houston Texans receiver Andre Johnson through 146 games, which ties former St. Louis receiver Torry Holt as the second-fastest player to reach 12,000 receiving yards in NFL history. Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerry Rice reached the milestone in 142 career games.

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Anwar S Richardson is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at NFLAnwar@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

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