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Published: Dec. 5, 2019 at 04:28 p.m.
Updated: Dec. 5, 2019 at 04:45 p.m.

Mind-boggling stats for 2019 Week 14

Good news and bad news for Drew Brees as he heads into Week 14 against the 49ers. NFL history is being made with two running backs from Alabama, and Deshaun Watson career passer rating at home is the highest in the Super Bowl era! See what else the numbers have to say with these mind-boggling stats for Week 14.

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  • One of the starting QBs currently in playoff position in the AFC is not like the others: Patrick Mahomes (24 years old), Deshaun Watson (24), Josh Allen (23), Devlin Hodges (23), and Lamar Jackson (22) are all under 25, while Tom Brady is 42. In addition to being the (much) elder statesman of the group, Brady has the lowest passer rating (88.2) among those 6 QBs this season. 7

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    Age is just a number

    One of the starting QBs currently in playoff position in the AFC is not like the others: Patrick Mahomes (24 years old), Deshaun Watson (24), Josh Allen (23), Devlin Hodges (23), and Lamar Jackson (22) are all under 25, while Tom Brady is 42. In addition to being the (much) elder statesman of the group, Brady has the lowest passer rating (88.2) among those 6 QBs this season.

  • Drew Brees has a tall task on Sunday as he aims to defeat the 10-2 49ers and their #1 total defense. The good news for Brees is that he is 6-1 in his career against the #1 total defense (entering the matchup), with a 118.3 passer rating and 21 pass touchdowns. The bad news? Brees is only 2-8 against teams with 10+ wins (entering the matchup), with an 80.0 passer rating and nearly as many interceptions (15) as pass touchdowns (16). 6

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    Good or bad news?

    Drew Brees has a tall task on Sunday as he aims to defeat the 10-2 49ers and their #1 total defense. The good news for Brees is that he is 6-1 in his career against the #1 total defense (entering the matchup), with a 118.3 passer rating and 21 pass touchdowns. The bad news? Brees is only 2-8 against teams with 10+ wins (entering the matchup), with an 80.0 passer rating and nearly as many interceptions (15) as pass touchdowns (16).

  • Dak Prescott is on pace to set several career highs this season, so why is he in danger of finishing a season .500 or worse for the first time? From 2016 to 2018, Prescott led 14 game-winning drives, the most in the NFL. 32 QBs have led a game-winning drive in 2019, but Prescott is not one of them. 5

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    Highs and lows

    Dak Prescott is on pace to set several career highs this season, so why is he in danger of finishing a season .500 or worse for the first time? From 2016 to 2018, Prescott led 14 game-winning drives, the most in the NFL. 32 QBs have led a game-winning drive in 2019, but Prescott is not one of them.

  • Of the five RBs with 1,000+ rushing yards already this season, 2 of them are playing in this game � Derrick Henry (1,140) and Josh Jacobs (1,061). This marks the first instance in NFL history that two RBs from Alabama have had 1,000+ rushing yards in the same NFL season. 4

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    Alabama boys

    Of the five RBs with 1,000+ rushing yards already this season, 2 of them are playing in this game � Derrick Henry (1,140) and Josh Jacobs (1,061). This marks the first instance in NFL history that two RBs from Alabama have had 1,000+ rushing yards in the same NFL season.

  • Josh Allen has been the 3rd-most blitzed QB in the NFL since entering the league in 2018 (34.4 pct). Allen had 1 TD, 4 INT, and a 42.2 passer rating in Weeks 1-4 vs the blitz, but has 7 TD, 0 INT, and a 109.0 passer rating vs. the blitz since Week 5. The Ravens have blitzed opposing QBs on 48.0 pct of dropbacks this season, the highest rate in the NFL. Baltimore also has the most INT (8) and lowest passer rating allowed (61.2) when blitzing in 2019. 3

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    Blitzed!

    Josh Allen has been the 3rd-most blitzed QB in the NFL since entering the league in 2018 (34.4 pct). Allen had 1 TD, 4 INT, and a 42.2 passer rating in Weeks 1-4 vs the blitz, but has 7 TD, 0 INT, and a 109.0 passer rating vs. the blitz since Week 5. The Ravens have blitzed opposing QBs on 48.0 pct of dropbacks this season, the highest rate in the NFL. Baltimore also has the most INT (8) and lowest passer rating allowed (61.2) when blitzing in 2019.

  • Deshaun Watson's 109.1 career passer rating at home is the highest in the Super Bowl era (min. 400 pass attempts). Watson's 111.5 passer rating in December is the highest in the Super Bowl era among QBs with 5+ December starts. And Watson is 5-0 against rookie QBs in his career. In case you weren't aware, Watson's game against Denver this week is at home, in December ... and against rookie QB Drew Lock. 2

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    Against the rookies

    Deshaun Watson's 109.1 career passer rating at home is the highest in the Super Bowl era (min. 400 pass attempts). Watson's 111.5 passer rating in December is the highest in the Super Bowl era among QBs with 5+ December starts. And Watson is 5-0 against rookie QBs in his career. In case you weren't aware, Watson's game against Denver this week is at home, in December ... and against rookie QB Drew Lock.

  • Russell Wilson is the 4th QB (5th instance) in NFL history with 26+ pass TD and 5 INT through Week 13 of a season. Three of the previous four QBs to do so were named the NFL's Most Valuable Player� Tom Brady in 2010 and 2017 and Aaron Rodgers in 2014. Drew Brees (2018) was the only such QB not to win MVP. 1

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    Possibilities

    Russell Wilson is the 4th QB (5th instance) in NFL history with 26+ pass TD and 5 INT through Week 13 of a season. Three of the previous four QBs to do so were named the NFL's Most Valuable Player� Tom Brady in 2010 and 2017 and Aaron Rodgers in 2014. Drew Brees (2018) was the only such QB not to win MVP.