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Research & Doug: Football season is here

1) Arizona State has had the longest Pac-12 drought since finishing the year in the AP Top 10 (1996). — ABC game broadcast

2) Ole Miss has had 9 false start penalties in 2014, one less than all of last year. — ESPN game broadcast

3) Ben Roethlisberger is 18-1 against Cleveland which, is the greatest record of any quarterback versus one franchise since the merger. — NFL press release

4) No team in NFL history had ever been down and shut-out by 17 points or more in the first half and won by 17 points or more before Philly did it to
Jacksonville. — NFL press release

5) Allen Hurns is the first player in NFL history with 2 TD receptions in the first quarter of his first NFL game. — NFL press release

6) Aaron Rodgers did not attempt a pass outside the numbers to his right side, that’s where Richard Sherman lives. — ESPN Stats & Info

7) The NFL has never went 10 straight years without a repeat Super Bowl champion, which will happen if Seattle doesn’t repeat. — ESPN Stats & Info

8) Percy Harvin had more receptions in the first quarter of the game than he did in his first year in Seattle. — ESPN Stats & Info

9) The Vikings have more road wins in 2014 than in 2013. — ESPN Stats & Info

10) Nick Foles had two fumbles in 2013 and matched that total on his first two 2014 possessions. — ESPN Stats & Info

11) The Bears allowed 8.2 yards/rush against the Bills when Buffalo rushed the ball between the tackles. — ESPN Stats & Info

12) Over the last five years, Arian Foster leads the NFL with the most 100+ yard rushing games. — ESPN Stats & Info

13) Tom Brady was 2-for-18 on throws 15 yards down the field, which is the worst in the history of ESPN Stats & Info (started in 2002). — ESPN Stats & Info

14) The Patriots lost for the first time since 2001 when forcing 3 turnovers. — ESPN Stats & Info

15) Tony Romo threw 0 INTs off of play-action last year and threw three off play-action against the 49ers. — ESPN Stats & Info

16) This week, Tom Brady will start his first game at quarterback alone in last place. — Peter King’s MMQB

17) Last year the Chargers were the best 3rd down offense in football converted only 40% against the Cardinals. — ESPN Stats & Info

18) The Cardinals led the league last year bringing pressure on 50% of all QB dropbacks. They blitzed 57% of the time against Rivers. — ESPN Stats & Info

19) Matt Ryan threw for 224 yards when his passes travelled 15+ yards to lead the NFL in week one while Carson Palmer was second with 207. — ESPN Stats & Info

20) Phillip Rivers had completed at least 60% of his passes for 15 straight games. He completed 50% against the Cardinals to end his streak. — ESPN Stats & Info