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Published: Jan. 8, 2015 at 11:08 a.m.
Updated: Jan. 8, 2015 at 12:22 p.m.

Mind-blowing stats - Divisional Round edition

Each week the NFL research team brings you the very best Mind Blowing Stats out there. Who is going for their 20th playoff win or who has a passer rating over 100? Find out here in this Divisional Round edition.

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  • With a Patriots win, Bill Belichick would have his 20th postseason victory, matching Tom Landry for most wins by a head coach in playoff history. This is the only the ninth postseason matchup in NFL history between head coaches with 10-plus postseason wins. Bill Belichick is 19-9 in his playoff career as head coach, while John Harbaugh is 10-4. 10

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    Bill Belichick

    With a Patriots win, Bill Belichick would have his 20th postseason victory, matching Tom Landry for most wins by a head coach in playoff history. This is the only the ninth postseason matchup in NFL history between head coaches with 10-plus postseason wins. Bill Belichick is 19-9 in his playoff career as head coach, while John Harbaugh is 10-4.

  • With Tom Brady under center, the Patriots are 12-3 at home in the postseason. However, the Ravens are responsible for two of the three Patriots’ home playoff losses. 9

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    Tom Brady

    With Tom Brady under center, the Patriots are 12-3 at home in the postseason. However, the Ravens are responsible for two of the three Patriots’ home playoff losses.

  • Joe Flacco's five straight postseason games with a passer rating over 100 is tied with Troy Aikman for the second most in NFL history. Only Joe Montana, with eighth straight such games, has more. 8

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    Joe Flacco

    Joe Flacco's five straight postseason games with a passer rating over 100 is tied with Troy Aikman for the second most in NFL history. Only Joe Montana, with eighth straight such games, has more.

  • In their three previous meetings since 2012, the Seahawks and Panthers have combined to score a total of four offensive touchdowns over 57 drives. 7

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    Seahawks and Panthers

    In their three previous meetings since 2012, the Seahawks and Panthers have combined to score a total of four offensive touchdowns over 57 drives.

  • Since 1950, Russell Wilson has the NFL’s highest career winning percentage among QBs in December and January (min. 15 games). At .833 (15-3), Wilson’s winning percentage edges that of Tom Brady (.807, 67-16), Earl Morrall (.800, 20-5-1), Joe Theismann (.774, 24-7) and Roger Staubach (.757, 28-9). 6

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    Russell Wilson

    Since 1950, Russell Wilson has the NFL’s highest career winning percentage among QBs in December and January (min. 15 games). At .833 (15-3), Wilson’s winning percentage edges that of Tom Brady (.807, 67-16), Earl Morrall (.800, 20-5-1), Joe Theismann (.774, 24-7) and Roger Staubach (.757, 28-9).

  • Aaron Rodgers (106.0) and Tony Romo (97.6) are the two highest-rated passers in NFL history. Behind them in the league’s top five are Peyton Manning (97.5), Steve Young (96.8) and Tom Brady (95.9). 5

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    Rodgers and Romo

    Aaron Rodgers (106.0) and Tony Romo (97.6) are the two highest-rated passers in NFL history. Behind them in the league’s top five are Peyton Manning (97.5), Steve Young (96.8) and Tom Brady (95.9).

  • The Packers ranked 23rd in rushing defense (119.9 YPG). DeMarco Murray faced four rushing defenses ranked in the bottom 10 in the NFL this season (based on end of season rush YPG allowed rank), including the Giants twice. Murray rushed for over 100 yards in each of those five games, averaging 133.0 YPG and 5.4 yards per rush. 4

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    DeMarco Murray

    The Packers ranked 23rd in rushing defense (119.9 YPG). DeMarco Murray faced four rushing defenses ranked in the bottom 10 in the NFL this season (based on end of season rush YPG allowed rank), including the Giants twice. Murray rushed for over 100 yards in each of those five games, averaging 133.0 YPG and 5.4 yards per rush.

  • This will be the third postseason meeting in NFL history in which a team undefeated on the road (Cowboys) traveled to play a team that was undefeated at home (Packers). However, it is the first ever playoff matchup of teams to go 8-0 on road and 8-0 at home in the regular season. The 1972 Dolphins (undefeated on road) and Steelers went 7-0, while the 1948 Chicago Cardinals (undefeated on road) and Eagles went 6-0. 3

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    Cowboys and Packers

    This will be the third postseason meeting in NFL history in which a team undefeated on the road (Cowboys) traveled to play a team that was undefeated at home (Packers). However, it is the first ever playoff matchup of teams to go 8-0 on road and 8-0 at home in the regular season. The 1972 Dolphins (undefeated on road) and Steelers went 7-0, while the 1948 Chicago Cardinals (undefeated on road) and Eagles went 6-0.

  • Andrew Luck vs. Peyton Manning marks the seventh time in postseason history that the NFL’s leader in touchdown passes (Luck, 40) will play the NFL’s second best in that category (Manning, 39) (note: excludes strike-shortened seasons). The TD pass leader is 5-1 in these six games. The last time it occurred was in Super Bowl XLIV, when league-leader Drew Brees defeated Peyton Manning. Brees threw two scores, while Manning tossed one. 2

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    Luck and Manning

    Andrew Luck vs. Peyton Manning marks the seventh time in postseason history that the NFL’s leader in touchdown passes (Luck, 40) will play the NFL’s second best in that category (Manning, 39) (note: excludes strike-shortened seasons). The TD pass leader is 5-1 in these six games. The last time it occurred was in Super Bowl XLIV, when league-leader Drew Brees defeated Peyton Manning. Brees threw two scores, while Manning tossed one.

  • Peyton Manning has lost his first playoff game in eight different seasons, which is twice as many as any other quarterback in NFL history. Manning’s eight such losses equals the combined total of Brett Favre (three), Dan Marino (three) and Tom Brady (two). 1

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    Peyton Manning

    Peyton Manning has lost his first playoff game in eight different seasons, which is twice as many as any other quarterback in NFL history. Manning’s eight such losses equals the combined total of Brett Favre (three), Dan Marino (three) and Tom Brady (two).