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Published: Nov. 22, 2019 at 04:31 p.m.
Updated: Nov. 22, 2019 at 05:13 p.m.

Mind-boggling stats for 2019 Week 12

Dak Prescott leads the NFL with 3,221 passing yards this season, Aaron Rodgers averages 225.8 rush yards per game and the Colts are relying heavily on the run, averaging 141.1 rush YPG this season (4th-most in the NFL). See what the numbers have to say with these mind-boggling stats for Week 12.

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  • Dak Prescott leads the NFL with 3,221 passing yards this season, putting him on pace to be the first Cowboys QB to lead the NFL in passing yards for a full season. One obstacle on his path to history? A meeting with the Patriots' #1 scoring defense. Since the NFL merger, Dan Marino vs the Saints in Week 13, 1992 is the only instance of the NFL's leading passer facing the #1 scoring defense on the road in Week 12 or later (based on ranks entering the week). That day, Marino had 259 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT, and a 77.4 passer rating in a 24-13 loss. 7

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    MVP QB

    Dak Prescott leads the NFL with 3,221 passing yards this season, putting him on pace to be the first Cowboys QB to lead the NFL in passing yards for a full season. One obstacle on his path to history? A meeting with the Patriots' #1 scoring defense. Since the NFL merger, Dan Marino vs the Saints in Week 13, 1992 is the only instance of the NFL's leading passer facing the #1 scoring defense on the road in Week 12 or later (based on ranks entering the week). That day, Marino had 259 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT, and a 77.4 passer rating in a 24-13 loss.

  • Aaron Rodgers will face the #1 pass defense in the league (based on rank entering the week) for the 5th time in his career when his Packers meet the 49ers on Sunday Night Football. Rodgers is 2-2 in his career in those games, with 8 pass TD and 1 INT. The 49ers, however, present an additional challenge to Rodgers. At 9-1, the 49ers have the best record of any opponent Rodgers has faced in Week 12 or later in his career. 6

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    Competion

    Aaron Rodgers will face the #1 pass defense in the league (based on rank entering the week) for the 5th time in his career when his Packers meet the 49ers on Sunday Night Football. Rodgers is 2-2 in his career in those games, with 8 pass TD and 1 INT. The 49ers, however, present an additional challenge to Rodgers. At 9-1, the 49ers have the best record of any opponent Rodgers has faced in Week 12 or later in his career.

  • In the post-Andrew Luck era, the Colts are relying heavily on the run, averaging 141.1 rush YPG this season (4th-most in the NFL). The Colts’ run game could be especially potent against the Texans on Thursday Night Football. Since losing J.J. Watt to a torn pectoral in Week 8, the Texans have allowed 169.0 rush YPG (2nd-most in NFL over that span). 5

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    Luck who?

    In the post-Andrew Luck era, the Colts are relying heavily on the run, averaging 141.1 rush YPG this season (4th-most in the NFL). The Colts’ run game could be especially potent against the Texans on Thursday Night Football. Since losing J.J. Watt to a torn pectoral in Week 8, the Texans have allowed 169.0 rush YPG (2nd-most in NFL over that span).

  • Christian McCaffrey and Michael Thomas have both made history this season. McCaffrey became the only player in NFL history with 1,000+ rush yards and 500+ receiving yards in his team’s first 10 games of a season, and Thomas became the only player in NFL history with 90+ receptions in his team's first 10 games of a season. As for the future ... McCaffrey is on pace for a single-season record 2,521 scrimmage yards and Thomas is on pace for a single-season record 150 receptions in 2019. 4

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    History makers

    Christian McCaffrey and Michael Thomas have both made history this season. McCaffrey became the only player in NFL history with 1,000+ rush yards and 500+ receiving yards in his team’s first 10 games of a season, and Thomas became the only player in NFL history with 90+ receptions in his team's first 10 games of a season. As for the future ... McCaffrey is on pace for a single-season record 2,521 scrimmage yards and Thomas is on pace for a single-season record 150 receptions in 2019.

  • Russell Wilson has an unblemished 5-0 record away from CenturyLink Field this season, and that, coupled with his 116.2 road passer rating, puts him in rarefied air. Only 3 QBs in the Super Bowl era have gone undefeated on the road in a season (minimum 5 starts) with a higher passer rating than Wilson (Kurt Warner in 2001, Tom Brady in 2007, and Tony Romo in 2014) ... and Warner and Brady both won MVP that season. 3

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    Unstoppable

    Russell Wilson has an unblemished 5-0 record away from CenturyLink Field this season, and that, coupled with his 116.2 road passer rating, puts him in rarefied air. Only 3 QBs in the Super Bowl era have gone undefeated on the road in a season (minimum 5 starts) with a higher passer rating than Wilson (Kurt Warner in 2001, Tom Brady in 2007, and Tony Romo in 2014) ... and Warner and Brady both won MVP that season.

  • Derek Carr has been pressured on 16.6 pct of dropbacks this season, the 2nd- lowest rate in the NFL. Carr has excelled in his limited exposure to pressure, completing 71.8 pct of his passes (highest in NFL), averaging 8.4 yards per attempt (3rd-most in NFL), and a 113.8 passer rating (the only QB with a 100+ passer rating under pressure). Meanwhile, Sam Darnold has struggled under pressure, with a 39.7 completion percentage and a 40.8 passer rating this season when under pressure (both 4th-lowest in the NFL). 2

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    Under pressure

    Derek Carr has been pressured on 16.6 pct of dropbacks this season, the 2nd- lowest rate in the NFL. Carr has excelled in his limited exposure to pressure, completing 71.8 pct of his passes (highest in NFL), averaging 8.4 yards per attempt (3rd-most in NFL), and a 113.8 passer rating (the only QB with a 100+ passer rating under pressure). Meanwhile, Sam Darnold has struggled under pressure, with a 39.7 completion percentage and a 40.8 passer rating this season when under pressure (both 4th-lowest in the NFL).

  • Lamar Jackson has been the hottest quarterback in the NFL in November. For the first time in his career, Jackson has had 3 straight games with a 100+ passer rating. His 76.6 comp pct, 9.5 pass yards per attempt, 11 offensive touchdowns, and 145.1 passer rating since Week 9 are all the best in the league in that span (among 31 QBs with 50+ pass attempts). 1

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    Hottest QB

    Lamar Jackson has been the hottest quarterback in the NFL in November. For the first time in his career, Jackson has had 3 straight games with a 100+ passer rating. His 76.6 comp pct, 9.5 pass yards per attempt, 11 offensive touchdowns, and 145.1 passer rating since Week 9 are all the best in the league in that span (among 31 QBs with 50+ pass attempts).