Week Nine of the 2011 NFL Season had five quarterbacks who passed for 300 yard or more and nine players who rushed for 100 yards or more.
The quarterbacks who passed for 300 yards or more in Week Nine are as follows:
Rivers, San Diego 385 LOSS
Brady, New England 342 LOSS
Palmer, Oakland 332 LOSS
Rothlisberger, Pittsburgh 330 LOSS
Flacco, Baltimore 300 WIN
The teams whose quarterbacks who passed for 300 yards or more had a combined ONE/LOSS record of 1 WIN/4 LOSSES, or a winning percentage of 20%
The players who rushed for 100 yards or more in Week Nine are as follows:
McGahee, Denver 163 WIN
Murray, Dallas 139 WIN
Lynch, Seattle 135 LOSS
Forte, Chicago 133 WIN
Jackson, St. Louis 130 LOSS
Foster, Houston 124 WIN
Tebow, Denver 118 WIN
Tate, Houston 115 WIN
Gore, San Francisco 107 WIN
The teams who had players who rushed for 100 yards or more had a WON/LOSS record of
7 WINS/2 LOSSES, or a winning percentage of 78%.
In Week Nine, both Houston (Foster/Tate) and Denver (McGahee/Tebow) had two players rush for 100 yards or more. Both of these teams won their games in Week Nine.
Year-to-date, this is how these statistics break down:
500 YARD PASSERS
1 WIN/0 LOSSES 100% Winning Percentage
400 YARD PASSERS
3 WINS/7 LOSSES 30% Winning Percentage
300 YARD PASSERS
39 WINS/33 LOSSES 54% Winning Percentage
200 YARD RUSHERS
2 WINS/0 LOSSES 100% winning percentage
100 YARD RUSHERS
53 WINS/15 LOSSES 78% Winning Percentage
TWO 100 YARD RUSHERS ON THE SAME TEAM
3 WIN/0 LOSSES 100% Winning Percentage
BOTH A 300 YARD PASSER AND 100 YARD RUSHERS
3 WIN/1 LOSS 75% Winning Percentage
Currently for the season, teams who have had quarterbacks pass for 300 yards or more would have a won/loss record total in a 16-game season of 9 WINS/7 LOSSES.
Currently for the season, teams who have had player rush for 100 yards or more would have a WON/LOSS record total in a 16-game season of 12 WINS/4 LOSSES.
We are at the halfway point of the 2011 NFL Season.
Once again, the statistics bear it out.
If a team wants to win in the NFL, a team must be able to run the ball effectively.
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