Final Look NFL Week Eight: 5 Need to Know Stats

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The NFL trade deadline has come and gone. While the entire nation sits and waits while election results continue to count, we present the final look at Week eight.

Five Interesting Stats – NFL Week Eight

Jets Tie Worst Start in Franchise History
Culminating with the Jets 35-9 loss at Kansas City, Gang Green tied the franchise record for most losses to start the season. Overall, the Jets are 21-51 since the start of the 2016 season. Another ringing indictment is how poorly Adam Gase adjusts his game plan. In the first half, the Jets moved the ball well in each of the last two games. The numbers drop drastically in the second half.

New York Jets Offensive Drives
Last 2 Games
1st Half2nd Half
Plays7438
Total Net Yards (Includes Penalty Yards)37967
Points Scored190
1st Downs264
Turnovers12
Punts09
Sacks Allowed16
Adam Gase’s glaring failue to make halftime adjustments continues to plague the Jets.

Chargers Continue to Invent Ways to Lose
The Los Angeles Chargers are certainly putting their fans through excruciating losses in 2020. Sunday marked the fourth time the Chargers blew a double-digit lead. Drew Lock’s GW TD pass to KJ Hamler with no time remaining, marked the third time Los Angeles allowed a game-winning or game-tying score in the final minute in 2020.

Chargers Blown Leads
2020 Season
Final Result
vs Kansas CityLed, 17-9>>Lost, 23-20 (OT)
at Tampa BayLed, 24-7Lost, 38-31
at New OrleansLed, 20-3>>Lost, 30-27 (OT)
at DenverLed, 24-3>>Lost, 31-30
>>allowed score in final minute

The Chargers loss to Denver marked the fourth double-digit lead they failed to hold this season.

Steelers Tie Best Start in Franchise History
The Steelers 28-24 victory at Baltimore helped them remain the only undefeated team in the NFL. Their 7-0 start matches the 1978 Super Bowl Champions for the best in franchise history, who finished 14-2.

Pittsburgh Steelers
Team Comparison, 1st 7 Games
20201978
W-L7-0>>7-0>>
PPG30.126.4
Total Point Diff.69108
Yards PG Diff.29.3102.9
TO Forced1417
Sacks3024
>>Best Start in Franchise History

Mean Joe Greene and Jack Lambert were two human beings one would rather not piss off.

Steelers Part 2 – Winning Ugly
The Steelers victory on Sunday came despite registering a season-low 221 total offensive yards and 50 offensive plays. Since the merger, the Steelers are 4-17 when their offense produces such numbers.

Steelers Offensive Production, Regular Season
Fewer than 221 yards and 50 plays
Overall W-L4-17
Road W-L3-9
Previous Win (Prior to Sunday)11/06/05 at GB, 23-10
>>Regular Season Games, Since Merger

Rams Can’t Explain This Loss

Against the Miami Dolphins, the Los Angeles Rams defense allowed 145 yards and eight first downs. Since the merger, the Rams entered Sunday 9-1 when holding opponents to those totals. The Rams point differential in those ten previous games was +236. 

The Rams 28-17 loss at Miami marked the second time since the merger they lost a game when holding opponents to such totals. Their other loss came on October 28, 2013, 14-9 hosting Seattle.

Rams Defense, Regular Season
Allow 145 yds & 8 1st Downs or Fewer
vs DolphinsPrior to Sunday
W-L0-19-1>>
Total Points Allowed2824
Point Differential-11236
>>Included Seven Shutouts (Since Merger)

The Rams defensive effort failed to make up for their 4 turnovers.

The Rams also outgained Miami 471-145, a difference of 326. Since the merger, the Rams were 5-0 prior to Sunday when such a drastic difference occured. Three of those wins came by shutout, while their point differential in those contests was +177.

Largest Yard Diff., Regular Season
Los Angeles Rams, Since Merger
DifferentialFinal Score
11/1/20 at Miami326L, 28-17
11/11/01 vs Carolina347W, 48-14
12/1/19 at Arizona351W, 34-7
10/9/1988 at Atlanta351W, 33-0
11/4/1979 at Seattle482W, 24-0
12/4/1976 vs Atlanta488W, 59-0

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