Research & Doug – November 19, 2013

Nov 19, 2013, 5:46 PM | Updated: Apr 28, 2015, 2:00 pm

1) Arizona Cardinals before Bruce Arians = 3 wins in Florida. Arizona Cardinals with Bruce Arians = 2 wins in Florida. (Cards press release and me)

2) The Colts offense has scored seven first-half TDs with Reggie Wayne and zero since Wayne’s season-ending knee injury. (ESPN Stats & Info)

3) Ron Rivera was 2-14 in any game determined by a TD or less but has doubled that win total against the 49ers and Patriots. (Fox broadcast last week)

4) The last time the Cardinals completed a 90-yard pass play was Neil Lomax to Ernie Jones at Sun Devil Stadium against Philadelphia. (Cards press release)

5) Opposing QBs have dropped back 90 straight times against the Chiefs without getting sacked. (ESPN Stats & Info)

6) Since Trent Richardson was traded to the Colts, he’s averaging 2.8 yards/carry while his “backup,” Donald Brown, averages 6.1. (ESPN Stats & Info)

7) Dan Marino, Kurt Warner and Johnny Unitas are the only quarterbacks to throw 100 TD passes in fewer games than Mathew Stafford. (NFL press release)

8) The Cardinals’ streak of 22 straight games with a turnover ended in Jacksonville. (Cards press release)

9) The only players in NFL history with at least 50 receptions a year for 16 straight years are Jerry Rice and Tony Gonzalez. (NFL press release)

10) London Fletcher started his 209th consecutive game, surpassing Derrick Brooks for the longest streak by a linebacker in NFL history. (NFL press release)

11) It’s been 47 years since a Cardinals head coach won six of his first 10 games (Charley Winner). (NFL press release)

12) The Patriots only have one touchdown on their first drive of the second half and it happened last night (MNF @ Carolina). (ESPN broadcast)

13) No 2013 first-year head coach has more wins than Bruce Arians. (Cards press release)

14) Calvin Johnson’s 1st HALF against Pittsburgh was the 10th best GAME by a receiver in 2013. (ESPN Stats & Info)

15) The Cardinals are the first team in 51 years to have a 90-yard pass play and an 80-yard run in the first 10 games of a season. (NFL press release)

16) E.J. Manuel went 8-for-9 for 111 yards and 2 TDs against the Jets blitz. (ESPN Stats & Info)

17) Oakland rookie quarterback Matt McGloin is the first undrafted rookie quarterback to throw at least three touchdown passes without an interception in a single game in the common draft era. (NFL press release though Elias says it’s the 2nd)

18) Andy Dalton targeted A.J. Green four times. Green caught two and Browns CB Joe Haden caught two. (ESPN Stats & Info)

19) During the Cardinals’ three-game winning streak, opponents are averaging 2.6 yards/carry. (Cards press release)

20) Ray Rice only had only one GAME this year with more yards rushing than his first carry against Chicago. (ESPN Stats & Info)

21) The Cardinals are 5-1 when they LOSE the coin flip. (Cards press release)

22) Mathew Stafford went 0-for-10 with a pick in the 4th quarter against Pittsburgh’s defense. (ESPN Stats & Info)

23) John Abraham has seven sacks in his last four games, a Cardinals record for a four-game stretch. (Cards press release)

24) No team in the NFL has more second-half takeaways than the Arizona Cardinals. (ESPN graphic I saw on Sportscenter)

25) Bills’ opponents have started 14 drives inside Buffalo’s 35-yard line. (ESPN Stats & Info)

26) The only teams to score five opening-drive TDs are the Broncos and the Raiders. (ESPN Stats & Info)

27) The Chiefs dropped seven into coverage 85 percent of the time against Denver and still gave up their most yards after catch this year (187). (ESPN Stats & Info)

28) Geno Smith has one TD pass and eigh picks in his last five games. (ESPN Stats & Info)

29) The Cardinals’ defense leads the NFC in passes defended or intercepted. (ESPN Stats & Info)

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