Nfl Statistics

Sat, 20 Sep 2008 02:19

Nfl Statistics

The National Football League, widely known as the NFL, is the world's largest professional American football league. Ever since it started out in the 1920s, it has garnered many watchers, probably because football is one of the most popular sports in the United States. Many football enthusiasts even like knowing more about NFL statistics. NFL statistics give people information regarding the ratings of players as well as the number of passes, tackles, interceptions, and other moves they've contributed to their team. There are also team statistics that take into account the combined efforts of their team players. Below are just some individual and team NFL stats that may interest football fans out there.

Individual statistics (2007)

Quarterback rating

With a rating of 117.2, Tom Brady of the New England Patriots ranks first among the quarterbacks, with Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers following in his heels with a rating of 104.1. Jacksonville Jaguars' David Garrard is third with a rating of 102.2, Peyton Manning of the Indianapolis Colts ranks fourth with a ranking of 98, and Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys completes the top five with a ranking of 97.4. 


Playing for the San Francisco 49ers, Patrick Willis holds the most number of tackles with 174, DJ Williams of the Denver Broncos ranks second with 141, and Jon Beason of the Carolina Panthers is third with 140. In fourth and fifth place are Ernie Sims of the Detroit Lions and Nick Barnett of the Green Bay Packers with 134 and 131 tackles, respectively.

Rushing yards

Playing for the San Diego Chargers, LaDainian Tomlinson has the most rushing yards with 1,474. Completing the top five is Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings with 1,341 yards, Brian Westbrook of the Philadelphia Eagles with 1,333 yards, Willie Parker of the Pittsburgh Steelers with 1,316 yards, and Jamal Lewis of the Cleveland Browns with 1,304.

Team statistics (2008)

Total offense

With 406.2 yards per game, the Seattle Seahawks ranks number one in total offense, while Tennessee Titans settles for second with 370.2 yards per game. The Philadelphia Eagles, Carolina Panthers, and Denver Broncos come in third, fourth, and fifth with 352.2, 345, and 336 yards per game, respectively.

Total defense

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins are the top two teams in total defense with 192 and 219.5 yards per game, respectively. Ranking at third, fourth, and fifth, with 251.5, 255, and 263 yards per game, respectively, are the Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Atlanta Falcons.


When it comes to passing (offense), Philadelphia Eagles has had 254.5 yards per game, Seattle Seahawks has 232.5 yards per game, and Dallas Cowboys has 232.5 yards per game. The New York Jets and San Francisco 49ers are fourth and fifth on the list with 227.8 and 226.5 yards per game respectively.

Defense passing has St. Louis Rams in the lead with 110.2 yards per game. Next is Tampa Bay Buccaneers with 138.2 yards per game, and Miami Dolphins with 139.5 yards per game. The San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles take fourth and fifth place with 139.5 and 156.2 yards per game, respectively.