Back at it again, this time for the second edition of 50 facts – 2022 season. The material below isn’t meant to convince you of anything. It’s not presented to make a case for or against any player or coach.
The season is now officially complete, and the information below is focused on the stats from the season. Use these tidbits as you see fit to construct opinions like a collage of various interesting ephemera.
As you ponder, stitch, and glue your masterpiece (or for some of us, disappointment) together, always remember, a great man once said,
“There are three types of lies: lies, damn lies, and statistics.”
Now onto the material.
Jamaal Williams had 45 carries inside the ten yard line
- 16 more than the next player
Jamaal Williams led the NFL with 17 rushing touchdowns
- Ten were from 1 yard line
- Three were from the 2 yard line
- One was from the 4 yard line
Brock Purdy is the first rookie quarterback drafted after round five to start a playoff game in their rookie season
Since his first start in week 14, Brock Purdy has thrown for the most regular season TD passes with 11
- Tied with Patrick Mahomes and Joe Burrow
Brock Purdy is the only quarterback to win against Tom Brady in their first career start
Daniel Jones was 32nd in touchdown passing rate
Jones was first in adjusted completion rate
Jones was third in rushing touchdowns by a quarterback with seven TDs
Jones was third in rushing first downs by a quarterback with 57 rushing first downs
- He was 10th overall in the NFL
Rhamondre Stevenson was fourth in the league amongst running backs with 69 receptions this season
- Stevenson had 13 receiving first downs
- He tied for 19th in the league for receiving first downs by a running back
In games where Josh Allen threw an interception, he averaged more fantasy points than in games he didn’t throw an interception
- Games with interception average points per game – 30.09
- Games without an interception average points per game – 27.95
In games where Josh Allen threw an interception he had roughly twice as many rushing yards versus games in which he did not throw an interception
- Games with interception average rushing yards – 58
- Games without interception average rushing yards – 34
Jalen Hurts had 43 red zone carries this year
Justin Herbert had the third most completions in the history of the NFL in a season
Justin Herbert had the 31st average depth of target in the NFL this year
Overall, the running back position had the fewest receiving yards since the 2012 season
Overall, the running back position had the fewest receiving touchdowns since 2016
Austin Ekeler had the most red zone touches of any player
- 65 total touches
- 47 carries
- 18 receptions
In games Christian McCaffrey played with Elijah Mitchell he averaged roughly half as many points per game
- McCaffrey with Mitchell averaged 13 points per game
- McCaffrey without Mitchell averaged 25.6 points per game
Derrick Henry accounted for 40% of his team’s yards from scrimmage
Derrick Henry accounted for 40% of his team’s touchdowns
Kenneth Walker rush attempts inside the five yard line – 9
- The Seahawks offense rush attempts inside the five yard line – 9
- Walker was the only player with 100% of their team’s carries inside the five yard line
Dalvin Cook ranked last in rushing yards over expected among the 36 running backs who had 130 or more carries this season
Dalvin led the league with 62 rushes of zero or negative yards
Travis Etienne led the league in rushing yards over expected among the 36 running backs who had 130 or more carries this season
Tyler Allgeier had two or more yards after contact on 77% of his carries
- AJ Dillon was second with 75%
AJ Dillon rushed for more than 65 yards twice in 2022
AJ Dillon had all but one of his touchdowns on the season after week 11
Isaiah Hodgins finished as WR22 or better in four of the five games he played in 80% of snaps or more
- He finished as WR7 in week 18
- He finished as WR3 in the opening round of the playoffs
Rashid Shaheed’s first touch from scrimmage in the NFL was a 44 yard touchdown run
Rashid Shaheed’s second touch from scrimmage in the NFL was a 53 yard touchdown reception
KJ Osborn finished as a WR1 in three of the last four weeks of the season
- This includes a WR23 overall finish on week 14
Drake London had a target share of 29.4% – fifth in the NFL
London had a 33.3% target share in the red zone – third in the NFL
London had a target rate of 32.4% – second in the NFL
DK Metcalf led the league in red zone target percentage with 40.3%
Travis Kelce led the NFL in red zone receptions with 10
Travis Kelce led the league with 10 receiving touchdowns in the red zone
Kirk Cousins was fourth in passing attempts
- Fourth in passing yards
- Tied for fifth in passing touchdowns
Cousins was second in red zone passing attempts
- Third in red zone passing rate
- Sixth in red zone completion percentage
Cousins was third in air yards
- Third in deep ball completion percentage
- First in deep ball accuracy rating
- Seventh in deep ball attempts
Cousins was second in clean pocket accuracy rating
Kirk was first in completion percentage versus zone
- First in accuracy rating versus zone
TJ Hockenson finished as a TE1 in seven of the 10 games he played in the regular season for the Vikings
- He finished as a TE2 in two of the other three games
TJ Hockenson was targeted 86 times in the 10 regular season games he played for the Vikings
- He had 60 receptions in those 10 games
Five of the top seven highest scoring quarterbacks in fantasy points per game also finished inside the top seven in rushing yards per game
Justin Fields was second in passing touchdown rate from week seven to the end of the season
Diontae Johnson set the record for most targets without a touchdown reception, he was targeted 147 times
- He also set the record for most receptions without a touchdown, he had 86 receptions
- He had the third most receiving yards without a touchdown, he had 882 receiving yards
Patrick Mahomes set the record for most total yards in a single season with 5,614 total yards
- Passing yards – 5,250
- Rushing yards – 358
- Receiving yards – 6
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A fantasy football degenerate with an extreme love for the game. The only position Sam has ever played in any form of competitive football is armchair quarterback.
An affinity for football and watching games together was a part of growing up for him and his three brothers. 30 plus years as a Vikings fan has made him a glutton for punishment and a believer that he can do something his hometown team can’t, put together a championship roster.
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