NFL by the numbers – Lions defense has been incredible against the run since Week 7

Anwar S Richardson
Shutdown Corner

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 14:

0 – Wins by Jets safety Ed Reed since winning a Super Bowl title with the Baltimore Ravens last season. Reed is 0-10 between the Texans and Jets this season.

3 – Victories by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the past four games after starting the season 0-8.

7 – Interceptions thrown by Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo in 2013 compared to 19 last season. The fewest amount of interceptions Romo has ever thrown in a 16-game season was nine in 2009, the last season Dallas appeared in the playoffs.

8 – Turnovers by Jets quarterback Geno Smith in the past three games (six interceptions and two fumbles). His current passer rating is 60.4.

12 – Touchdown receptions by Saints tight end Jimmy Graham, which sets a new franchise record. Graham broke the mark (11 touchdowns) that was shared by Joe Horn and Marques Colston.

13 – Consecutive winning seasons for the New England Patriots, the NFL’s longest active streak (sixth longest all-time). Dallas owns the NFL record with 20 consecutive winning seasons (1966-1985); San Francisco (1983-1998) and the Oakland Raiders (1965-1980) are tied with 16; Chicago had 15 straight (1930-1944), followed by Green Bay’s 14 (1934-1947).

14 – Wins by Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson at home since he was drafted. Seattle is 14-0 at home with Wilson under center.

40.5 – Rushing yards per game allowed by the Detroit Lions since Week 7, which ranks No.1 in the NFL during that time span, according to the team’s website.

108 – Career touchdown receptions by Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez in his career after a score against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. Gonzalez has recorded at least five touchdowns in each of the last eight seasons.

233 – Consecutive passes by Eagles quarterback Nick Foles without an interception. Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was the last quarterback with a longer streak (272 from 2011 to 2012), according to ESPN Stats & Info.

249 – Receiving yards by Chicago’s Alshon Jeffrey against the Minnesota Vikings, which broke the previous franchise record of 218 yards set against New Orleans earlier this season.

900 – Career receptions by Houston Texans receiver Andre Johnson, and he reached that milestone in the second-fewest games in NFL history (150). Former Colts receiver Marvin Harrison had 900 receptions in 149 games.

7,167 – Passing yards by Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck in his first two NFL seasons, which is the fourth-most passing yards of any player through their first two years in league history. Panthers quarterback Cam Newton set the record with 7,920 yards (2011-2012), followed by former Colts quarterback Peyton Manning (7,874 yards from 1998 to 1999) and former Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino (7,294 yards from 1983 to 1984).

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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!

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