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Research and Doug Week 10: Cardinals had a great win in Seattle

Every week as part of my show prep (and because I’m genuinely interested), I read through as many research notes as I can find. Sometimes I research my own stats to see if there’s a statistical trend that backs up what I think I’m seeing when I watch games. Unfortunately for my time-efficiency, occasionally those stats show me nothing and I throw them out.

Here are the stats (or interesting tidbits) from the NFL and college football that I’m using on the show this week.

1) The rest of the NFL is 2-26 at CenturyLink Field over the last four years, the Cardinals are 2-2. — ESPN SportsCenter graphic

2) Nick Foles went 0-for-12 on all passes thrown at least 10 yards downfield against Chicago, the most attempts without a completion in 10 years. — ESPN Stats & Info

3) The Cardinals are the only visiting team to throw for 350 yards and rush for 100 yards in a game at CenturyLink — Cardinals press release

4) Rob Ryan is the first defensive coordinator in history to coach a defense that allowed three straight games where a quarterback threw for four TDs without an interception. — Elias and me

5) The quarterbacks in the last stat are Eli Manning, Marcus Mariota and Kirk Cousins. — me

6) Bruce Arians has had at least a .500 road record every year he’s been a head coach. — Cardinals press release

7) For the first time in NFL history, six QBs with Super Bowl wins lost during the same week of the regular season.– NBC SNF broadcast

8) The last time an opposing offense had 450-plus yards at CenturyLink was the famous, “You mad, bro” game between Tom Brady and Richard Sherman. — Cardinals press release and me

9) Carolina is the second team in NFL history to start 9-0 following a losing season. — ESPN Sports & Info

10) 32 consecutive home games holding their opponent under 30 points was the active record held by Seattle, until Sunday. — Cardinals press release

11) The most single-game passing yards for a backup quarterback is 379, by Ben Roethlisberger. — Elias

12) The Cardinals have rushed for 1,115 yards in nine games, the highest total since Ron Wolfley blocked for the Phoenix Cardinals in their initial season in the desert. — Cardinals press release

13) Houston is the only NFL team yet to score points on their opening drive of every game this year. — Mike Tirico, ESPN MNF broadcast

14) Arizona is the only team in the NFL that ranks in the top five in total offense (#1) and total defense (#3) this season. — Cardinals press release

15) Peyton Manning had never before thrown four interceptions without a touchdown pass before Sunday. — Peter King’s MMQB

16) Both Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd had 100-yard receiving games, the last time Seattle allowed dual 100-yard receivers was Anquan Boldin and Larry Fitzgerald in 2008. — Cardinals press release

17) New England has scored points in 35 consecutive quarters, surpassing the 1999 St. Louis Rams (31) and 2005 Indianapolis Colts (31) for the longest streak in NFL history. — NFL press release

18) The only players with two touchdown runs of 45 yards or more this season are Adrian Peterson and Andre Ellington. — Cardinals press release

19) Adrian Peterson tied O.J. Simpson for the most 200-yard rushing games in NFL history with six. — NFL press release

20) Odell Beckham Jr.’s 87-yard TD catch was the longest play allowed by a Patriots’ defense since Bill Belichick was named head coach. — ESPN Stats & Info

21) The only player besides Adrian Peterson with 11,000 yards and 90 touchdowns in the first 113 games is Jim Brown. — NFL press release

22) Jay Cutler is the only QB in Bears history to throw for two 80-yard TD passes in the same game. — NFL press release

23) Kirk Cousins became the first Redskin QB to throw for more than 300 yards with at least a 150 quarterback rating since Halloween…of 1948. — NFL press release

24) Seattle’s nine-game winning streak when broadcast in prime time is over. — Cardinals press release

25) The Jets had the best “between-the-tackles” rush defense but gave up 5.13 yards/rush inside and a total of 113 yards. — ESPN Stats & Info

26) Brandon Marshall leads the NFL in “targeted interceptions,” meaning more passes are intercepted (7) when Jet quarterbacks target Marshall. — ESPN Stats & Info

27) The Bengals are the first team to have eight or more wins with no losses or ties and held without a touchdown since the Packers shut out the Lions in 1934. — Elias

28) The Packers had scored a touchdown in 26 straight first halves before Sunday’s loss to the Lions. — ESPN Stats & Info

29) The Cowboys are still undefeated with Tony Romo at QB and winless with Greg Hardy active. — Adam Schefter

30) Cam Newton was 8-of-9 for 92 yards, one touchdown and no picks after play-action. — ESPN Stats & Info

31) Jay Cutler went 6-of-8 for 196 yards and three touchdowns against the Rams’ blitz. — ESPN Stats & Info

32) Kirk Cousins had two touchdowns on play-action passes through the Redskins’ first eight games and three in the Redskins’ ninth game. — ESPN Stats & Info

33) The Eagles scored more points in the first five minutes of the game against Miami than they have in all 2015 first quarters combined coming into the game. — ESPN Stats & Info

34) On passes only five yards downfield, Peyton Manning completed seven percent of them to Denver receivers and 24 percent of them to Kansas City defenders. — ESPN Stats & Info

35) Peyton Manning hasn’t thrown a first quarter TD pass in 2015. — ESPN Stats & Info

36) Larry Fitzgerald had 10 receptions against Seattle Sunday, matching his total from the previous four games against the Seahawks. — ESPN Stats & Info

37) Carson Palmer completed 16 passes while under duress, the most by any QB in the last six years. — ESPN Stats & Info

38) The Seahawks have blown a fourth-quarter lead in all five of their losses. — ESPN Stats & Info

39) An example of how the Packers aren’t right is the amount of times Davante Adams was targeted (21) by Aaron Rodgers because only Antonio Brown, DeAndre Hopkins and Julio Jones have been targeted over 20 times in a single game this year. — ESPN Stats & Info

40) The Cardinals’ 39 points is the most the St. Louis/Arizona Cardinals have ever scored against Seattle. — ESPN Stats & Info

41) I don’t care that this is college basketball, it’s too weird not to tell you that UConn won their season opener 100-56, which is strange because it was the score for the men AND the women. — ESPN Stats & Info

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