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The NFL Season In Numbers – A Stats Fans Guide To The Regular Season

The NFL Regular Season is in the book and all teams have now played their allotted 17 games. For 14 teams, the season continues with the playoffs, but for the remaining 18 teams, their thoughts will now turn towards free agency, the salary cap and the forthcoming NFL Draft in April.

It has been another outstanding season in the NFL, with shocks aplenty and one of my favorite things to do with any NFL season is to drill down through some of the more common and lesser-known stats for the season.

Not only is this interesting information, but it can also prove to be invaluable when formulating bets and potential bets for the following campaign.

So in this article, we are going to look at some of the major and not-so-major stats of the NFL season with a view to perhaps using them when we start looking at potential bets for next season and beyond.

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So let’s begin our trawl through the data with some of the most familiar and perhaps, most important stats of the season.

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Player Stats

Offense

Passing Yards

  1. Tom Brady (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) – 5,316
  2. Justin Herbert (Los Angeles Chargers) – 5,014
  3. Matthew Stafford (Los Angeles Rams) – 4,886
  4. Patrick Mahomes (Kansas City Chiefs) – 4,839
  5. Derek Carr (Las Vegas Raiders) – 4,804

Completion Percentage

  1. Joe Burrow (Cincinnati Bengals) – 70.4%
  2. Kyler Murray (Arizona Cardinals) – 69.2%
  3. Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay Packers) – 68.9%
  4. Dal Prescott (Dallas Cowboys) – 68.8%
  5. Derek Carr (Las Vegas Raiders) – 68.4%

Touchdowns Thrown

  1. Tom Brady (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) – 43
  2. Matthew Stafford (Los Angeles Rams) – 41
  3. Justin Herbert (Los Angeles Chargers) – 38
  4. Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay Packers), Dak Prescott (Dallas Cowboys), Patrick Mahomes (Kansas City Chiefs) – 37
  5. Josh Allen (Buffalo Bills) – 36

Interceptions Thrown

  1. Matthew Stafford (Los Angeles Rams), Trevor Lawrence (Jacksonville Jaguars) – 17
  2. Taylor Heinicke (Washington Football Team), Josh Allen (Buffalo Bills), Justin Herbert (Los Angeles Chargers) – 15
  3. Ryan Tannehill (Tennessee Titans), Derek Carr (Las Vegas Raiders), Joe Burrow (Cincinnati Bengals) – 14
  4. Baker Mayfield (Cleveland Browns), Patrick Mahomes (Kansas City Chiefs), Sam Darnold (Carolina Panthers), Lamar Jackson (Baltimore Ravens), Mac Jones (New England Patriots) – 13
  5. Tom Brady (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), Matt Ryan (Atalanta Falcons), Jimmy Garoppolo (San Francisco 49ers) – 12

Most Sacked

  1. Joe Burrow (Cincinnati Bengals) – 51
  2. Ryan Tannehill (Tennessee Titans) – 47
  3. Zach Wilson (New York Jets) – 44
  4. Baker Mayfield (Cleveland Browns) – 43
  5. Matt Ryan (Atlanta Falcons), Derek Carr (Las Vegas Raiders) – 40

Rushing Yards

  1. Jonathan Taylor (Indianapolis Colts) – 1,811

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  2. Nick Chubb (Cleveland Browns) – 1,259
  3. Joe Mixon (Cincinnati Bengals) – 1,205
  4. Najee Harris (Pittsburgh Steelers) – 1,200
  5. Dalvin Cook (Minnesota Vikings) – 1,159

Rushing Touchdowns

  1. Jonathan Taylor (Indianapolis Colts) – 18
  2. James Conner (Arizona Cardinals), Damien Harris (New England Patriots) – 15
  3. Joe Mixon (Cincinnati Bengals) – 13
  4. Austin Ekeler (Los Angeles Chargers) – 12
  5. Derrick Henry (Tennessee Titans), Ezekiel Elliott (Dallas Cowboys), Jalen Hurts (Philadelphia Eagles) – 10

Rushing Yards Per Game

  1. Derrick Henry (Tennessee Titans) – 117.1
  2. Jonathan Taylor (Indianapolis Colts) – 106.5
  3. Nick Chubb (Cleveland Browns) – 89.9
  4. Dalvin Cook (Minnesota Vikings) – 89.2
  5. Elijah Mitchell (San Francisco 49ers) – 87.5

Receptions During Regular Season

  1. Cooper Kupp (Los Angeles Rams) – 145
  2. Davante Adams (Green Bay Packers) – 123
  3. Tyreek Hill (Kansas City Chiefs) – 111
  4. Justin Jefferson (Minnesota Vikings) – 108
  5. Mark Andrews (Baltimore Ravens), Diontae Johnson (Pittsburgh Steelers) – 107

Receiving Yards For The Regular Season

  1. Cooper Kupp (Los Angeles Rams) – 1,947

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  2. Justin Jefferson (Minnesota Vikings) – 1,616
  3. Davante Adams (Green Bay Packers) – 1,553
  4. Ja’Marr Chase (Cincinnati Bengals) – 1,455
  5. Deebo Samuel (San Francisco 49ers) – 1,405

Receiving Touchdowns

  1. Cooper Kupp (Los Angeles Rams) – 16
  2. Mike Evans (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) – 14
  3. Ja’Marr Chase (Cincinnati Bengals) – 13
  4. DK Metcalf (Seattle Seahawks) – 12
  5. Davante Adams (Green Bay Packers) – 11

Receiving Yards Per Game

  1. Cooper Kupp (Los Angeles Rams) – 114.5
  2. Davante Adams (Green Bay Packers) – 97.1
  3. Justin Jefferson (Minnesota Vikings) – 95.1
  4. Deebo Samuel (San Francisco 49ers) – 87.8
  5. Ja’Marr Chase (Cincinnati Bengals) – 85.6

Defense

Total Sacks

  1. T.J. Watt (Pittsburgh Steelers) – 22.5
  2. Robert Quinn (Chicago Bears) – 18.5
  3. Myles Garrett (Cleveland Browns) – 16
  4. Nick Bosa (San Francisco 49ers) – 15.5
  5. Trey Hendrickson (Cincinnati Bengals) – 14

Total Interceptions

  1. Trevon Diggs (Dallas Cowboys) – 11
  2. C.Jackson (New England Patriots) – 8
  3. Amani Oruwariye (Detroit Lions) – 6
  4. Micah Hyde, Jordan Poyer (Buffalo), Kevin Byard (Tennessee), Quandre Diggs (Seattle), Justin Simmons (Denver), Xavien Howard (Miami), Rasul Douglas (Green Bay), Xavier McKinney (New York Giants) – 5

Total Tackles

  1. Foyesade Oluokun (Atalanta Falcons) – 192
  2. Jordyn Brooks (Seattle Seahawks) – 184
  3. Bobby Wagner (Seattle Seahawks) – 170
  4. J.Mosley (New York Giants) – 168
  5. Roquan Smith (Chicago Bears) – 163

Team Stats

Offense

Total Yards Per Game On Average

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  1. Dallas Cowboys – 407
  2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 405.9
  3. Kansas City Chiefs – 396.8
  4. Los Angeles Chargers – 390-2
  5. Buffalo Bills – 381.9

Passing Yards Per Game On Average

  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 307.9
  2. Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Chargers – 282.4
  3. Kansas City Chiefs – 281.8
  4. Los Angeles Rams – 273.1
  5. Las Vegas Raiders – 268.6

Rushing Yards Per Game On Average

  1. Philadelphia Eagles – 159.7
  2. Indianapolis Colts – 149.4
  3. Baltimore Ravens – 145.8
  4. Cleveland Browns – 145.4
  5. Tennessee Titans – 141.4

Total Points

  1. Dallas Cowboys – 530
  2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 511
  3. Buffalo Bills – 483
  4. Kansas City Chiefs – 480
  5. Los Angeles Chargers – 473

Team Rushing Fumbles

  1. Indianapolis Colts – 19
  2. Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns, Seattle Seahawks – 18
  3. Philadelphia Eagles – 17
  4. Baltimore Ravens – 15
  5. Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings – 13

Team Passing Fumbles

  1. Las Vegas Raiders, New York Giants – 15
  2. Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers – 13
  3. Atlanta Falcons – 12
  4. Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Tennessee Titans, New York Jets, Seattle Seahawks, Jacksonville Jaguars, Baltimore Ravens – 11
  5. Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Washington Football Team – 10

Defense

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Yards Per Game

  1. Buffalo Bills – 272.8
  2. Carolina Panthers – 305.9
  3. San Francisco 49ers – 310.0
  4. New England Patriots – 310.8
  5. Cleveland Browns – 311.5

Passing Yards Per Game

  1. Buffalo Bills – 163.0
  2. New England Patriots – 187.1
  3. Chicago Bears – 191.6
  4. Carolina Panthers – 192.1
  5. Cleveland Browns – 202.3

Rushing Yards Per Game

  1. Baltimore Ravens – 84.5
  2. Tennessee Titans – 84.6
  3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 92.5
  4. New Orleans Saints – 93.5
  5. Cincinnati Bengals – 102.5

Points Allowed (Pts Per Game)

  1. Buffalo Bills – 289 (17.0)
  2. New England – 303 (17.8)
  3. Denver Broncos – 322 (18.9)
  4. New Orleans Saints – 335 (19.7)
  5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 353 (20.8)

Turnovers (Takeaways – Giveaways)

  1. Dallas Cowboys (34-20), Indianapolis Colts (33-19) +14
  2. Green Bay Packers (26-13) +13
  3. Arizona Cardinals (27-15) +12
  4. Minnesota Vikings (24-13) +11
  5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (29-19) +10

Total Turnovers Forced

  1. Dallas Cowboys – 34
  2. Indianapolis Colts – 33
  3. Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots – 30
  4. Kansas City Chiefs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 29
  5. Arizona Cardinals – 27

Total Giveaways

  1. New York Giants – 30
  2. Chicago Bears, Carolina Panthers, Jacksonville Jaguars – 29
  3. New York Jets – 27
  4. Atlanta Falcons, Miami Dolphins, Baltimore Ravens – 26
  5. Tennessee Titans, Kansas City Chiefs – 25

Total Points Conceded

  1. Buffalo Bills – 289
  2. New England Patriots – 303
  3. Denver Broncos – 322
  4. New Orleans Saints – 335
  5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 353

Divisional Comparison

These stats are comparing all four teams in one division to give you an idea of the relative strength of each division and how they compare

AFC East

  • Games Won – 34
  • Points Scored – 1,596
  • Points Conceded – 1,469
  • Best Home Record – Buffalo Bills & Miami Dolphins – 6-3
  • Best Away Record – New England Patriots – 6-2
  • Worst Home Record – New York Jets – 3-6
  • Worst Away Record – New York Jets – 1-7

AFC West

  • Games Won – 38
  • Points Scored – 1,663
  • Points Conceded – 1,584
  • Best Home Record – Kansas City Chiefs – 7-2
  • Best Away Record – Las Vegas Raiders, Kansas City Chiefs – 5-3
  • Worst Home Record – Denver Broncos – 4-5
  • Worst Away Record – Denver Broncos – 3-5

AFC North

  • Games Won – 35
  • Points Scored – 1,539
  • Points Conceded – 1,537
  • Best Home Record – Pittsburgh Steelers – 6-2
  • Best Away Record – Cincinnati Bengals – 5-3
  • Worst Home Record – Cincinnati Bengals, Baltimore Ravens – 5-4
  • Worst Away Record – Cleveland Browns – 2-6

AFC South

  • Games Won – 28
  • Points Scored – 1,403
  • Points Conceded – 1,628
  • Best Home Record – Tennessee Titans – 7-2
  • Best Away Record – Tennessee Titans, Indianapolis Colts – 5-3
  • Worst Home Record – Houston Texans – 2-7
  • Worst Away Record – Jacksonville Jaguars – 0-8

NFC East

  • Games Won – 32
  • Points Scored – 1,567
  • Points Conceded – 1,593
  • Best Home Record – Dallas Cowboys – 5-3
  • Best Away Record – Dallas Cowboys – 7-2
  • Worst Home Record – New York Giants, Washington Football Team, Philadelphia Eagles – 3-5
  • Worst Away Record – New York Giants – 1-8

NFC West

  • Games Won – 40
  • Points Scored – 1,731
  • Points Conceded – 1,469
  • Best Home Record – Los Angeles Rams – 5-3
  • Best Away Record – Arizona Cardinals – 8-1
  • Worst Home Record – Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks – 3-5
  • Worst Away Record – Seattle Seahawks – 4-5

NFC North

  • Games Won – 30
  • Points Scored – 1,511
  • Points Conceded – 1,671
  • Best Home Record – Green Bay Packers – 8-0
  • Best Away Record – Green Bay Packers – 5-4
  • Worst Home Record – Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions – 3-5
  • Worst Away Record – Detroit Lions – 0-8

NFC South

  • Games Won – 34
  • Points Scored – 1,492
  • Points Conceded – 1,551
  • Best Home Record – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 7-1
  • Best Away Record – Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New Orleans Saints – 6-3
  • Worst Home Record – Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers – 2-6
  • Worst Away Record – Carolina Panthers – 3-6

Divisional Rankings – Games Won (Percentage)

  1. NFC West – 40/68 (0.588)
  2. AFC West – 38/68 (0.558)
  3. AFC North – 35/68 (0.515)
  4. AFC East – 34/68 (0.500)
  5. NFC South – 34/68 (0.500)
  6. NFC East – 32/68 (0.470)
  7. NFC North – 30/68 (0.441)
  8. AFC South- 28/68 (0.411)

Divisional Rankings – Points Differential

  1. NFC West – +262
  2. AFC East – +127
  3. AFC West – +79
  4. AFC North – +2
  5. NFC East – -26
  6. NFC South – -59
  7. NFC North – -160
  8. AFC South – -225

I hope you enjoyed this review of the season in stats form and hope it may be of use when looking at tips going forward!

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