The Cold, Hard Football Facts

A look at this weekend’s NFL action through the eyes of the football stat experts at coldhardfootballfacts.com.

Philadelphia’s run at history

The Eagles’ ground game is on pace to be the best ever. LeSean McCoy, Michael Vick and Co.,
average an incredible 5.78 yards per attempt.  
   
But history says it will not be enough to win a Super Bowl. Champs have always dominated the air, not the ground. Here’s the record of the 10 best rushing teams in NFL history … none of which won a
playoff game.

1. 2011 Eagles (5.78 YPA, 3-4 record)
2. 1963 Browns (5.74, 10-4)
3. 1945 49ers (5.65, 7-4-1)
4. 1997 Lions (5.51, 9-7)
5. 2006 Falcons (5.47, 7-9)
6. 2010 Eagles (5.43, 10-6)
7. 2007 Vikings (5.33, 8-8)
8. 1958 Browns (5.32, 9-3)
9. 2002 Vikings (5.30, 6-10)
10. 1984 Rams (5.29, 10-6)

Ffchamps.com’s‘Start and Sit’

   
Start him

Falcons RB Michael Turner looks to be a good play. The Indianapolis Colts have allowed the most fantasy points (18.6 per week) to opposing running backs this season. Combine that stat with the fact Turner has rushed for more than 100 yards in each of his last two games, and you get a recipe for a bang-up day by the Burner.  

Sit him
We no longer refer to Titans RB Chris Johnson as CJ2K; he’s now CJ-NO-K, since he isn’t coming anywhere close to sniffing 1,000 yards. He’s been so bad that he’s actually being outperformed by his backup, Javon Ringer.


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