NFL by the numbers: Jaguars’ Justin Blackmon making case for league’s best receiver

Anwar S Richardson

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 7:

0 – Losses for Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson at home. He is currently 11-0, surpassing Doug Flutie (10) for the fourth-most consecutive wins at home to start a career among quarterbacks since 1970.

1 – Number of wins Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano has in the past 11 games.

3 – Interceptions thrown by Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo this season. He had 19 in 2012.

4 – Interceptions each by New England cornerback Aqib Talib and Titans cornerback Alterraun Verner. Talib had a career-high six interceptions with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2010 under former coach Raheem Morris, while Verner’s previous personal best was three in 2010.

8 – Titans running back Chris Johnson’s longest run against the Seattle Seahawks this past Sunday. Johnson’s longest run this season is 23 yards.

9 – Players, including Reggie Wayne, who have 1,000 catches in NFL history. Wayne joined that elite club with five receptions for 88 yards during a loss against the San Diego Chargers.

11 – Games that were within seven points at some point during the fourth quarter during Week 6. Through Week 6, 65 games have been within seven points in the fourth quarter, the most through the first six weeks of a season in NFL history.

27 – Teams out of 29 (93.1 percent) have made the playoffs after starting 6-0 since the 12-team playoff format was adopted in 1990. Denver and Kansas City are both 6-0.

51 – Individual 300-yard passing performances through Week 6, the third-most through the first six weeks of any NFL season (57 in 2012 is the record).

124.8 – Rushing yards per game allowed by the Detroit Lions’ defense.

209 – Points the New York Giants have given up this season, most of any NFL team. The Jacksonville Jaguars have allowed 198.

265 – Points the Denver Broncos have scored, which is the most by an NFL team through the first six games of a season. The 2000 St. Louis Rams held the previous high with 262 points.

326 – Amount of receiving yards by Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon (one touchdown) in two games. Comparatively, Lions receiver Calvin Johnson, who has been battling a knee injury, has 337 receiving yards and four touchdown in five games. Blackmon had 14 receptions for 190 yards against Denver, but those were not garbage time stats. The receiver had seven receptions for 82 yards at halftime as Denver led 14-12.

4,223 - Points scored this season, the second-most total through six weeks in NFL history (record is 4,233 in 2012).

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